Housing: a new priority for economic development groups?

4 Steps to Consider Before Taking the Plunge
As IDM works with economic development groups across the state, the concerns about housing continue to escalate. Housing for workforce, rental housing, improved housing, new housing, senior housing… the needs are overwhelming. As housing issues impact business location decisions and the availability […]

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Data You Can Use in 2016

State Data Center of Iowa, State Library of Iowa (www.iowadatacenter.org)

A great source for data from the U.S. Census Bureau, Iowa state agencies, and other state and federal sources. The data is provided a variety of data in usable formats.

Labor Market Information (LMI) Division, Iowa Workforce Development (https://www.iowaworkforcedevelopment.gov/labor-market-information-division)

The LMI […]

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Collaboration for Regional Entrepreneurship

IDM Applied Research and Strategic Planning in Practice

Entrepreneurship has been widely acknowledged as a key economic development strategy.  However, few regions possess the capacity to encourage new startups and nurture emerging businesses in a way that achieves real economic growth.  IDM, as a member of UNI’s Business and Community […]

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