'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.
The resident unemployment rate for September 2023 was reported as 2.8% and non-farm employment was 60,300.
By promoting career opportunities and upgrading our resources, we will grow our regional workforce to over 64,000 jobs in the next five years.
To foster the community's anticipated growth, we'll encourage and facilitate $1 billion of new residential and commercial construction.
Since the beginning of the Greater Dubuque 2027 Campaign (7/1/22 through 9/30/23), Residential construction totals $151,279,818. Commercial construction totals $218,788,593. Total construction totals $370,068,412.
Source: City of Dubuque and Dubuque County, incoporated and unincorporated
Meaningful careers and vibrant communities will make 2027 the year our population reaches 105,000.
As of April 2023, the population was 98,677.
With the increase in high-quality, high-paying careers, the median household income will reach $76,000.
As of December 2022, the median household income for Dubuque County was reported as $68,198.
Changing lives through upskilling and the reward of work.
Reduce the number of households below the Dubuque County Supplemental Poverty Measurement by five percent.
YOU can be great here.
Hear what makes the Greater Dubuque region a great place to live, and how YOU can be great here.