Andrew Conrad
Andrew ConradDirector, CEcD, CCR
Drew has over 23 years of experience in facilitating strategic planning and regional economic research in communities and economic development organizations. He designs, delivers and provides follow-up support for economic development services including strategic and short-term planning, community assessments, cluster analysis, target industry analysis, supply chain mapping and other applied research projects. Applied research projects he has undertaken include the development of the laborshed methodology now used by Iowa Workforce Development (IWD). Over the past 17 years, he has worked closely with IWD to enhance Iowa’s laborshed analysis process, to develop Iowa’s job vacancy survey process and to develop Iowa’s skill shed methodology. Drew is a Certified Economic Developer (CEcD) and Certified Community Researcher (CCR). He holds a BA in American History/Pre-Law and a Master’s in Public Policy (MPP). He is Chair of the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) and is a Past-President of Professional Developers of Iowa.

Phone: (319) 273-6977

Areas of Expertise
  • Strategic Planning
  • Workforce Planning and Strategy Development
  • Conducting Community and Regional Assessments
  • Asset Mapping
  • Cluster Analysis and Target Industry Analysis
  • Regional Workforce Analysis
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