Newcomer Information

Make your move an easy one

Moving can be difficult. That's why we established our Newcomer Services Program, a helping hand to provide a direct connection to the information you need to simplify your move to the Greater Dubuque region.

Greater Dubuque Development's exclusive one-stop concierge services for newcomers will help make your transition to our community seamless. This program ensures that individuals and families who have chosen Dubuque are not only welcomed into the community, but also equipped with the knowledge needed to make the most of the experience.

Our free services include information on the following:

  • Employment opportunities:
  • Personal tours of the community
  • Housing resources: rentals or property for sale
  • Distinctively Dubuque course: a free, interactive learning experience about our community
  • Education: pre-K through higher education
  • Child care
  • Utility information
  • Health care options
  • Worship opportunities
  • Recreational opportunities
  • Social and civic organizations
  • Information on services and businesses in the area
  • Questions you may have, but don't know who to ask

For more information regarding the newcomer services offered by Greater Dubuque Development or to arrange your personal tour of the city, contact Mandi Dolson, Director of Workforce Recruitment & Retention, at 563.557.9049 or by email.

Free Community Tours

Get to know the area through a 90-minute driving tour of the community. Our friendly guides can answer your questions and introduce you and your family to your new home. Tours can be set up through employers or contact us to make your own arrangements!

Nelson Klavitter, Community Tour Guide

Nelson Klavitter

Community Tour Guide

Chris Apel, Community Tour Guide

Chris Apel

Community Tour Guide

Kristin Dietzel, Community Tour Guide

Kristin Dietzel

Community Tour Guide

Testimonial - Alex Dixon

From Las Vegas to Dubuque, Alex Dixon describes his family's relocation and what drew them to the Greater Dubuque region.

"My wife and I, we toured the town and really we fell in love. We fell in love with the community; We fell in love with the schools; We fell in love with the broader business ecosystem."

Mandi Dolson, Director of Workforce Solutions

Mandi Dolson

Director of Workforce
Retention & Recruitment
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