The largest city within 100 miles, Quincy, Illinois is a regional hub for commerce, education, healthcare, recreation, cultural arts and more. Quincy is proud of its citizens’ dedication to education, healthcare, safety, beauty, recreation and cultural arts. In October 2010, Quincy was ranked number 8 on Forbes’ list of The Best Small Cities to Raise a Family. For more information about Quincy and Adams County, Illinois, we encourage you to visit the websites of Great River Economic Development Foundation and Quincy Area Convention and Visitors Bureau.
A Brief History of Host Communities
Nearly 225 people attended the first summit on the campus of Culver-Stockton College in Canton, Missouri in October 1996. The next two summits in Keokuk, Iowa and Quincy, Illinois grew by 100 attendees each year, and the 1999 summit in Hannibal, Missouri attracted 450. After an eighteen-month recess, the summit hosted a record 475 people in Burlington, Iowa on May 31, 2001. In 2003 the summit returned to Quincy and in 2007 it returned to Culver-Stockton College. The last summit was held on September 30, 2009 in Fairfield, Iowa.