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.  


Manning- Strategic Communication for Targeting Prospective Residents

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. 


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 residential location decisions. 

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 Woodbury County.


Retaining UI Gradutes in Iowa City

The City of Iowa City requested that students in the Entrepreneurial Management Institutes’ Business Consulting Course research what young professionals are looking for in a place to live, create messages that the City and ICAD could use to market the ways in which Iowa City fulfills these criteria, and research the strategies and platforms that the City and ICAD can use to reach young professionals most effectively.

Sioux City Public Library

Coordinate Early Literacy Resources in Support of Grade-level Reading Success

Students in the School of Library and Information Science partnered with Sioux City Public Library Director Betsy Thompson to identify potential community partners who had a stake in and wanted to develop community partnerships in support of early childhood literacy. 


Attracting and Retaining a Quality Workforce in Cedar Rapids

Student in the School of Urban and Regional Planning conducted a project that evaluated the workforce of Cedar Rapids and determined the gap between supply and demand for quality workers. Students sought to understand the reasons for both attracting and retaining new workers.