Economic Development

County Bioeconomy Assessment

Program: Expansion of the bioeconomy has the potential to benefit rural communities. However, there are also negative impacts of the bioeconomy. To maximize the positive impacts and minimize the negative impacts of the bioeconomy, it is important to assess the current conditions important for bioeconomic growth, and consider the opinions and preferences of rural residents who would be affected by it. This program will identify the potential impacts of the bioeconomy and make recommendations for growth based on a feedstock assessment, transportation infrastructure analysis, and community survey.

Audience: Local government, businesses, groups, and citizens

Sponsor/Provider: Department of Community and Regional Planning

Estimated Fee: $1,000 to $6,000 Fee will vary depending on the scope of the assessment.

Location: Statewide. Assessments take place at the county level.

Availability: Immediately

Delivery Schedule: 1 to 4 months depending on the scope of the assessment.



Monica Haddad
515-294-8979
haddad@iastate.edu
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