Federal Budget, Local Effects

Washington needs to hear about economic development in Iowa! As we work across the state, we are continually impressed with the many communities and organizations that understand and make the most of the federal resources available to them. Federal resources in the form of funding opportunities or technical assistance […]

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‘Tis the Season for New Data

How do you measure success in your Economic Development programming? It’s a conversation we have here at IDM frequently. So much of the work our economic development clients produce is part of a larger, longer process that requires time and examination before results become evident. Fortunately, the ability of […]

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Talent Development – You MUST Focus!

Are you and your employers hunting for workers under every rock and in every nook and cranny? It is not an easy expedition, nor for the faint of heart. Successful models, especially for our rural clients, are few and far between. What has become clear to us is that […]

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