Greater Dubuque 2027 Campaign

'YOU can be great here' is a five-year campaign (2022-2027) with aggressive, measurable goals.



Setting Our Sights on the Next Five Years

Greater Dubuque Development works with the community's best and brightest to set and surpass goals. Our Greater Dubuque 2027 plan promotes growth, drives innovation, and partners with the region's best employers and leaders to ensure a robust future for our businesses and citizens alike. 

Read our Greater Dubuque 2027 Campaign Prospectus.


2027 Campaign Goals

64,000 Jobs

By promoting career opportunities and upgrading our resources, we will grow our regional workforce to over 64,000 jobs in the next five years.

105,000 Population

Meaningful careers and vibrant communities will make 2027 the year our population reaches 105,000.

$76,000 Median Household Income

With the increase in high-quality, high-paying careers, the median household income will reach $76,000.

$1 Billion Construction Investment

To foster the community's anticipated growth, we'll encourage and facilitate $1 billion of new residential and commercial construction.

-5% Reduce Poverty

Reduce the number of households below the Dubuque County Supplemental Poverty Measurement by five percent.


A Workforce of 64,000

By promoting career opportunities and upgrading our resources, we will grow our regional workforce to over 64,000 jobs in the next five years.

Data a/o 10/14/2022
Source: Iowa Workforce Development

Current Labor Force


$1 Billion in Residential & Commercial Construction

To foster the community's anticipated growth, we'll encourage and facilitate $1 billion of new residential and commercial construction.

Data a/o 10/14/2022
Source: City of Dubuque and Dubuque County, incoporated and unincorporated

Current Labor Force


Population Growth to 105,000

Meaningful careers and vibrant communities will make 2027 the year our population reaches 105,000.

Data a/o April 2022
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Population Division, updated annually

Current Labor Force


Median Household Income of $76,000

With the increase in high-quality, high-paying careers, the median household income will reach $76,000.

Data a/o December 2020

Current Labor Force


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