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Draft of "Envision East Central Iowa" Plan Released

After months of creative collaboration among hundreds of East Central Iowa economic development stakeholders, the Envision East Central Iowa regional plan is ready for review and comments! Draft reports can be found on the Envision East Central Iowa project page at Comments can be left on the same site.

The Envision East Central Iowa Strategy Committee is also seeking volunteers to serve on action teams for the plan’s seven strategic pillars:

  • Embracing an innovation focus to build regional competitiveness

  • Fostering an entrepreneurial approach to create and capture new opportunities

  • Protecting and sustaining our unique natural resources

  • Reimagining the built environment

  • Creating more vibrant communities

  • Purposefully growing a thriving, diverse regional workforce

  • Creating and expanding pathways for shared prosperity

The action teams will meet regularly to advance the vision outlined in the plan throughout our region. For more information on the plan or related action teams, contact Executive Director Karen Kurt at


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