Iowa EDA University Center Targeted Communities
Iowa has nine metropolitan areas composed of twenty-one Iowa counties and eleven out-of-state counties. The nine metro areas are: Ames, Cedar Rapids, Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, Des Moines-West Des Moines, Dubuque, Iowa City, Omaha-Council Bluffs, Sioux City, and Waterloo-Cedar Falls.
Ref: ISU Iowa Community Indicators Program (ICIP)
There are 35 Iowa communities with populations between 5,000 and 25,000 that are within 45 miles of one of these metro centers. The communities are shown below.
Prospective iWin Communities
|Charles City||Le Mars||Sheldon|
|De Witt||Mount Pleasant||Vinton|
Here are the Preliminary Economic analyses on these communities.
CIRAS staff will be closely working with nearly one-third of these communities over the five-year span of the Iowa EDA University Center program (2018-2023).