Housing Revisited

It was nearly two years ago that we addressed housing as an economic development issue in the IDM newsletter. Housing remains a major issue today for many Iowa communities and has become a barrier to economic development. In that article we talked about four steps economic developers should consider […]

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Partnering for Economic Development Success

What do economic developers do when they need to get out of the office?

Check out sites, of course!

This summer, the IDM team met with Jeff Kolb of the Butler-Grundy Development Alliance and Rick Whalen with Butler County REC for a tour of the Butler Logistics Park. The Park is […]

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If you’ve seen one board, you’ve seen one board…

You have probably heard this type of phrase before in some context or another, but it definitely rings true for governing boards. Organizational size, scope of work, geographic reach, financial resources, past experience and personal preferences all lead to differing levels of involvement in governing. As IDM works with […]

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