Who We Are
The Greater Dubuque Development Corporation helps shape Dubuque's future through continued growth, prosperity and inclusion. Greater Dubuque has six main goals:
Business Retention and Expansion
Local employers are the source of more than 85 percent of the area's job growth. They're key to Dubuque's success. Recognized as the number-one program in North America by Business Retention and Expansion International, Greater Dubuque's InfoAction aims to continually identify and assess the needs of the area's existing employers, then takes the necessary actions to address both challenges and opportunities.
To learn more about Greater Dubuque's Existing Business Program, click here.
Greater Dubuque Development takes a unique, proactive approach to workforce solutions. We provide incoming and existing businesses exceptional workforce assistance and services. Greater Dubuque Development offers the tools that employers need for recruiting talented workforce.
To learn more about Greater Dubuque's Workforce Solutions Programs, click here.
New Business Recruitment
Greater Dubuque Development is committed to the highest level of service to businesses or site-locators considering a location in our area. From project conception to reality, we will be your partner every step of the way, helping you navigate the course with valuable resources, information, and services.
To learn more about Greater Dubuque's Business Advantages, click here.
Greater Dubuque Development is helping to create innovation in the Greater Dubuque area. Focusing on economic growth in the smartest and most sustainable way as well as entrepreneurial development, our team provides support and solutions to our existing business base, entrepreneurs, and region.
To learn more about Greater Dubuque’s Sustainable Innovations Initiative, click here.
Greater Dubuque Development has the resources to encourage, cultivate, promote growth, and success of start-ups in the Dubuque area. Working with key partners, including the Small Business Development Center, Northeast Iowa Community College, and East Central Intergovernmental Association, our counselors can help entrepreneurs get their ideas off the ground. StartUp Dubuque is made possible through the generosity of Dick and Carrie Schmid.
To learn more about StartUp Dubuque, click here.
Dubuque's True North
Greater Dubuque Development is joining area partners in bringing new life to the North End. Priorities include the removal of slum and blight and the creation of affordable workforce housing, the redevelopment and repurposing of commerical assets, and infrastructure improvements to support an environment where new and existing businesses can thrive.
To learn more about Dubuque's True North, click here.