Envision East Central Iowa has worked with a cross section of regional stakeholders to explore the region’s economic development ecosystem, and how it can evolve.

A key focus is a collaborative approach to building an inclusive and resilient future for the region. This project has been an 8-month long visioning and strategic planning process running from July 2021 through March 2022.

Stated intentions for the East Central Iowa:

  1. Create a common vision that will energize and unite the region around an economic development strategy and its implementation while acknowledging that implementation of the vision may look different in the various areas of the region.
  2. Build economic pathways for success for both businesses and individuals, especially for those who are underrepresented, have significant barriers, or experienced greater harm due to COVID-19.
  3. Embrace, celebrate and leverage our varied and diverse strengths, at both community and regional levels
  4. Be inclusive of different voices and perspectives.
  5. Identify areas for collaboration on economic development projects, including ways existing assets and institutions can be leveraged for greater success across the region.
  6. Identify success markers to promote collective accountability after plan adoption.

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