Economic Development

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Grow Clinton Regional Marketing Strategy

Published
Wednesday, August 24, 2022
Academic year
2022-2023
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Marketing Institute students from the College of Business worked with local officials to develop a fresh marketing communication plan to attract new residents, visitors, and businesses to the area.

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Master Plan for Clinton’s Liberty Square District

Published
Wednesday, August 24, 2022
Academic year
2022-2023
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For their capstone project, students in Planning and Sustainable Development created plans and strategies to develop a narrow stretch of city-owned property that runs between and adjacent to the split four lanes of Highway 30. 

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Advancing Economic Inclusion and Black Entrepreneurship in Iowa City

Published
Tuesday, September 14, 2021
Academic year
2020-2021
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Courses from two University of Iowa departments - the Department of Theatre Arts and The School of Planning & Public Affairs - merged to explore the role of arts & culture in community and economic development, with a focus on economic inclusion and Black advancement in Iowa City.  

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Manchester Strategic Growth Plan

Published
Monday, September 7, 2020
Academic year
2020-2021
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As part of their capstone project, second-year graduate students from the School of Planning & Public Affairs created a Strategic Growth Plan for the City of Manchester.   

North Liberty, Iowa

North Liberty Housing Needs Assessment

Published
Saturday, February 8, 2020
Academic year
2018-2019

Graduate students in the course Housing Policy in the School of Urban & Regional Planning completed a Housing Needs Assessment for the City of North Liberty.

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North Liberty Civic Corridor Plan

Published
Saturday, February 8, 2020
Academic year
2018-2019

Graduate students in the course Growth Management in the School of Urban & Regional Planning reimagined land use and transportation in an underdeveloped section of North Liberty, with the idea of helping to create a new "Civic Corridor".

Manning, Iowa

Manning's Schmidt Building Restoration Design & Engineering

Published
Saturday, February 8, 2020
Academic year
2018-2019
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As part of the Senior Design Capstone Course, Civil & Environmental Engineering students conducted a structural analysis of the Schmidt Building in downtown Manning.  Students also created design alternatives for the interior and facade of the building based on several options for future use of the building. 

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Manning- Strategic Communication for Targeting Prospective Residents

Published
Saturday, February 8, 2020
Academic year
2018-2019
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Students from the School of Journalism & Mass Communication created strategic communications plan for community leaders in Manning with the goal of attracting new residents to the area. 

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Northeast Iowa Mineral Mining - Legal Framework for State and Local Jurisdictions

Published
Wednesday, January 29, 2020
Academic year
2019-2020

College of Law students in the Community Empowerment Law Project (CELP) conducted a study to help officials in Winneshiek County and Northeast Iowa understand the implications of anticipated mineral mining activities, as well as legal safeguards for environmental protection and transfer of wealth. 

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Webster City Elks Club Engineering & Design

Published
Friday, December 27, 2019
Academic year
2018-2019
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As part of the Senior Design Capstone Course, Civil & Environmental Engineering students conducted a structural analysis of the historic Elks Club Building in downtown Webster City.  The project included design alternatives for the interior and facade of the building based on several options for future use of the building. 

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Webster City - Models for Community Impact Investing

Published
Friday, December 27, 2019
Academic year
2018-2019
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Clinic law students, who are second or third year students at the University of Iowa College of Law participating in the Community Empowerment Law Project (CELP) explored models for community-driven investment vehicles in two Iowa communities- Webster City and Manning.

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Keokuk - Southeast Iowa Development Center Marketing Recommendations

Published
Friday, December 27, 2019
Academic year
2019-2020
Partner

Students from the Tippie College of Business Marketing Institute developed marketing strategies for the Southeast Iowa Development Center, a new high-tech facility in Keokuk designed to serve as a business incubator for emerging companies.