Greater Dubuque Receives BEST of Iowa Excellence Award

On January 10th, 2020, Business Expansion and Strategic Trends (BEST) released their annual report and BEST of Iowa Excellence Awards. BEST is a collaboration of local economic development groups, Alliant Energy, Black Hills Energy, the Iowa Area Development Group, MidAmerican Energy, and the Iowa Economic Development Authority. 

The collaborative focuses on strengthening policies and programs that support Iowa businesses and communities. The annual report is a compilation and analysis of Synchronist business interviews conducted throughout the year. In 2019, 800 interviews were conducted across 66 counties in Iowa. Greater Dubuque Development received a BEST of Iowa Excellence Award for going above and beyond in the effort—data from our 300 InfoAction interviews contributed to the statewide reporting.