University of Iowa

Economic Development

Economic Development
Planning students visit downtown Webster City

Webster City Downtown Strategic Plan

Working in collaboration with the Webster City Community Vitality director and the local business community, graduate students in the School of Urban and Regional Planning will complete a strategic plan to revitalize the downtown commercial district...
Kaisha Billings

Mason City Community Mobile App Development

Using graphic designs from students in the School of Art & Art History, UI student Kaisha Billings built a community-based mobile app on behalf of the City of Mason City and Visit Mason City that connects residents and visitors to the local...
Jackson County project team meets to discuss the Attracting Young Families initiative

Attracting Young Families to Jackson County

As part of their capstone project, second-year graduate students from the School of Urban & Regional Planning developed strategies and recommendations to position and market Jackson County as a top choice in the region for young families making...
Clinton Economic Development team meets in Clinton, Iowa

Clinton Economic Development Plan

As part of their capstone project, second-year graduate students from the School of Urban & Regional Planning created an economic development plan for the City of Clinton and surrounding micropolitan area. The City of Clinton was settled as a...

Lost Nation Downtown Revitalization Study

Students in the Entrepreneurial Management Institute: Business Consulting class conducted research and made recommendations on best competitive practices to attract entrepreneurs and small entrepreneurial businesses to locate in downtown Lost Nation...

Regional Brownfields Inventory and Land Bank Feasibility Study

As part of their capstone project, second-year graduate students from the University of Iowa’s School of Urban & Regional Planning developed a process to inventory and prioritize brownfield sites on behalf of the East Central Intergovernmental...

Prosperity Eastern Iowa: Program Evaluation & Plan

As part of their capstone project, second-year graduate students from the University of Iowa’s School of Urban & Regional Planning provided an update to the program structure and plans for The Petal Project, one of Prosperity Eastern Iowa’s (PEI...

Rural Workforce Solutions

Undergraduate students in the Entrepreneurial Management Institutes’ Business Consulting Course will partner with the Siouxland Interstate Metropolitan Planning Council to complete research on strategies for supporting the rural workforce of...

Tourism Communications

Graduate students in a communications campaigns course partnered with several different organizations across the Siouxland region to complete six different communication campaigns about different attractions and assets in the Siouxland region. The...