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Economic Development Information

Economic Development in many Iowa communities is driven by the numbers. ISU's Regional Economics & Community Analysis Program (RECAP) can give you detailed information on the numbers in your community ranging from employment data to where people shop to school enrollment to the number of farms.

For assistance in developing your own local data, you can enlist the survey services of the Community Development Data, Information, and Analysis Laboratory (CD-DIAL).  Housed at the Institute for Design Research and Outreach (IDRO) in the College of Design, CD-DIAL provides technical assistance in survey design, data collection, data analysis, and communication of findings.