2027 ‘YOU can be great here’ Campaign Goals & Progress

May 2023 Update

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.

Goal #1 - A Workforce of 64,000

The resident unemployment rate for March 2023 was reported as 3.1% and non-farm employment was 59,900. 


Goal #2 - $1 Billion In Residential & Commercial Construction

Since the beginning of the Greater Dubuque 2027 Campaign (7/1/22 through 3/31/23), Residential construction totals $96,294,005. Commercial construction totals $123,363,276. Total construction totals $219,657,282.


Goal #3 - Population Growth to 105,000

As of April 2022, the population was 98,718. 

Goal #4 - Median Household Income of $76,000

As of December 2021, the median household income for Dubuque County was reported as $64,493.