Cascade Development Partners

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Iowa Department of Economic Development
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Greater Dubuque Development Corporation
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Mount Mercy University
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The University of Iowa
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Northeast Iowa Community College
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University of Dubuque
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Kirkwood Community College
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Loras College
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Iowa Department of Economic Development – www.iowalifechanging.com
200 E. Grand Ave., Des Moines, IA 50309; Phone: 515-242-4723

State department that provides financing and resources for business attraction, retention and expansion

Greater Dubuque Development Corporation – www.greaterdubuque.org
900 Jackson Street, Suite 109, Dubuque, IA 52001; Phone: 563-557-9049
Provides economic development assistance to Dubuque County through successful business and workforce retention and expansion practices.

Jones County Economic Development – www.jonescountydevelopment.com
121 E. Main Street, Anamosa, IA 52205; Phone: 319-480-7446
Provides economic development assistance to Jones County through successful business and workforce retention and expansion practices.

Dubuque County is home to five colleges. Clarke University is a Catholic, co-educational, liberal arts institution founded in 1843 and is the only BVM College in the United States. Loras College is a four-year, Catholic, coeducational, liberal arts college founded in 1839. The University of Dubuque (UD) is a small, private university affiliated with the Presbyterian Church (USA) founded in 1852 offering undergraduate, graduate, and theological seminary programs.

Cascade has access to two quality community colleges: Northeast Iowa Community College and Kirkwood Community College. Northeast Iowa Community College (NICC) provides accessible, affordable, quality education and training to meet the needs of our communities. Kirkwood Community College’s main campus is located in Cedar Rapids and serving the Jones county area. Jones Regional Education Center in Monticello is also affiliated with Kirkwood Community College. This center was established to provide high school students with the opportunity to take college-level courses. The center also has a greater focus on the skilled trades.