Tackling Workforce Development

Counties and communities across the Midwest face a common challenge, a shrinking workforce and in many cases, overall population loss. Economic vitality depends on growing, or at least sustaining the population necessary to create and fill jobs, support schools, and maintain decent housing and infrastructure. Success relies on an […]

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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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