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Jackson County

Jackson County
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Jackson

The Jackson County Economic Alliance is the IISC partner for 2021-22.

Jackson County Projects

2021-2022

Downtown Bellevue Parking

Bellevue Downtown Parking Study

Through an independent study project, second-year Urban & Regional Planning student Zach Harland worked with the Jackson county Economic Alliance and the City of Bellevue to assess downtown parking and make recommendations for improvements...
Marketing students visit Jackson County

Bellevue Marketing and Branding

Marketing teams in the Tippie College of Business Marketing Institute developed multiple options for new branding, including logos and taglines, for the City of Bellevue. City of Bellevue officials requested assistance in updating their town's...
Hurtsville Lime Kilns. Photo Credit: Maquoketa Chamber of Commerce

Hurstville Lime Kilns Site and Structural Improvements

As part of the Senior Design Capstone Course, Civil & Environmental Engineering students completed an evaluation of four historic lime kilns and property in Jackson County, including the kilns, rock crusher, two-span bridge, dike system,...
Innovate 120 Logo

Innovate 120 - Sustainability and Marketing

Student teams in two Tippie College of Business courses, Marketing and Sustainability and Business Consulting developed marketing strategies to build broad community awareness of Innovate 120, a new innovation hub located in Maquoketa and serving...
Site visit

Jackson County Clean Energy Plan

Working in conjunction with the Jackson Clean Energy District (Jackson CED), graduate students in the School of Planning & Public Affairs developed a Clean Energy Plan for Jackson County, Iowa. Jackson CED exists to strengthen Jackson County...
MPA students with Maquoketa City Council

Maquoketa City Council Goal Setting and Onboarding

In conjunction with the Maquoketa City Council, second-year students in the Master of Public Affairs program assisted the Council in goal setting, updating best practices for governance, and developing onboarding materials for future elected...
Photo of fresh veggies at a farmers market. NPR

Maquoketa Farmers Market Organizational and Policy Study

As part of their capstone project, second-year graduate students from the Master of Public Affairs program developed a list of organizational and policy recommendations to strengthen the Maquoketa Farmers Market and to increase regional...
Gender Equity in Maquoketa, IA

Maquoketa Gender Equity Policy Study

Students enrolled in the School of Planning and Public Affairs Public Policy and Persuasion course worked with Maquoketa leaders to develop a set of proposed policy solutions to balance the gender distribution of individuals in public positions...
Presentation photo

Maquoketa Subdivision Site Development

As part of the Senior Design Capstone Course, Civil & Environmental Engineering students completed an evaluation and redesign of a land use master plan for undeveloped land in Maquoketa, Iowa. The scope of this project was to provide the City of...
Increasing Volunteerism in Maquoketa

Maquoketa Volunteerism Policy Study

Students enrolled in the School of Planning and Public Affairs Public Policy and Persuasion course worked with Maquoketa leaders to develop a set of proposed policy solutions for increasing civic volunteerism across all demographics in Maquoketa...
Welcome to Maquoketa: Fostering an inclusive community for all

Maquoketa Welcoming Newcomers Policy Study

Students enrolled in the School of Planning and Public Affairs Public Policy and Persuasion course worked with Maquoketa leaders to develop a set of proposed policy initiatives for welcoming newcomers to the Maquoketa community. Discussions with...
Policy recommendations for youth engagement in Maquoketa

Maquoketa Youth Engagement Policy Study

Students enrolled in the School of Planning and Public Affairs Public Policy and Persuasion course worked with key stakeholders in Maquoketa to develop a set of proposed policy initiatives to enhance youth civic engagement opportunities and...
Photo- Maquoketa Workforce Housing

Maquoketa/Jackson County Workforce Housing Policy Study

Students enrolled in the School of Planning and Public Affairs Public Policy and Persuasion course worked with key stakeholders to develop a set of proposed policy solutions for creating additional workforce housing options for Maquoketa residents...
Photo of undeveloped cul-de-sac with Preston logo and Harvest Heights logo

Preston Harvest Heights Subdivision Marketing Plan

Two students from the Tippie College of Business Marketing Institute developed marketing strategies and materials to promote the sale of lots in the City of Preston's new subdivision, Harvest Heights. The City of Preston developed a new subdivision...
Preston logo design

Preston Marketing and Branding

Marketing teams in the Tippie College of Business Marketing Institute developed multiple options for new branding, including logos and taglines, for the City of Preston. City of Preston officials requested assistance in updating their town's...
Preston mural

Preston Mural

Visiting Assistant Professor Ali Hval designed and installed a mural in Preston, Iowa, that reflects the community's unique history and local assets. In 2019, Ali Hval received her MFA with Honors at the University of Iowa in Painting and Drawing...
Final Presentation to Partners

Preston Non-Motorized Connectivity

As part of the Senior Design Capstone Course, Civil & Environmental Engineering students designed sidewalk and trail improvements to increase non-motorized connectivity in Preston, Iowa. The commun ity of Preston sought assistance from the Iowa...
Preston utilities notebook excerpt

Preston Sewer and Water GIS Mapping

As part of the ICIGO student organization within the Department of Geographical and Sustainability Sciences, students digitized hand made files of the current sewer and water system in Preston, Iowa using Geographic Information Systems (GIS) tools.
Sabula logo design

Sabula Marketing and Branding

Marketing teams in the Tippie College of Business Marketing Institute developed multiple options for new branding, including logos and taglines, for the City of Sabula. Sabula’s name came from the Latin term for sandy soil, sabulum. It is the only...
Sabula dock design

Sabula Municipal Dock Design and Engineering

As part of the Senior Design Capstone Course, Civil & Environmental Engineering students will evaluate and design a municipal dock along the Mississippi River for the City of Sabula, Iowa. The city of Sabula, Iowa, is an island town situated on...