Data You Can Use in 2016

State Data Center of Iowa, State Library of Iowa (

A great source for data from the U.S. Census Bureau, Iowa state agencies, and other state and federal sources. The data is provided a variety of data in usable formats.

Labor Market Information (LMI) Division, Iowa Workforce Development (

The LMI […]

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Collaboration for Regional Entrepreneurship

IDM Applied Research and Strategic Planning in Practice

Entrepreneurship has been widely acknowledged as a key economic development strategy.  However, few regions possess the capacity to encourage new startups and nurture emerging businesses in a way that achieves real economic growth.  IDM, as a member of UNI’s Business and Community […]

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Passion for Progress

Adding New Volunteers to the Mix

Last week, I had a volunteer pull me aside after a community development planning or update session to share an amazing story of new activities and accomplishments she and just four other inspired residents achieved in under six months!  When reflecting back on that […]

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