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Economic & Community Development Outreach


The Institute for Decision Making (IDM) is the economic and community development outreach unit of Business and Community Services at the University of Northern Iowa.  IDM has a 30-year record of delivering tailored and innovative planning, technical assistance, applied research, and training to over 800 communities, economic development groups, chambers of commerce, state agencies/associations, convention and visitor bureaus, community planning groups and other similar not-for-profit organizations throughout Iowa and beyond.