The first thing that came to mind when I was asked to contribute to this look back at 2016 was RAGBRAI.  It was a great day for our community, and I doubt I will ever forget the excitement and thrill of all of those cyclists rolling into Muscatine.  An even more lasting memory was the hard work and commitment of all of those who contributed their time and energy to enable the people of Muscatine to showcase ourselves in such fine fashion. That was truly a great day for our community.


The way RAGBRAI came together is indicative of the way our city gets things done. We set goals, and the community comes together to make things happen.


To try to list all of the accomplishments of Muscatine this past year can only lead to an exclusion I will regret, but it is safe to say this medium-sized community along the banks of Mississippi is becoming an even greater place to live and to do business.


The Greater Muscatine Chamber of Commerce and Industry is proud of to be part of the great things happening in Muscatine, and we look forward to this coming year.


We wish everyone a happy and prosperous New Year!