Institute for Decision Making

Guiding you and your community to make the right decisions through thoughtful strategy and tailored services.

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 over three decades of delivering tailored and innovative planning, technical assistance, applied research, and training to over 850 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.