Loebsack Announces Boost for Economic Development Planning in Cedar, Clinton Counties Print
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Written by Vonnie Hampel   
Friday, 15 March 2013 14:37

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Dave Loebsack today announced that the East Central Intergovernmental Association, which covers Cedar and Clinton counties, as well as Delaware, Dubuque and Jackson counties has received $58,000 from the Economic Development Agency.  This funding will be used to establish an economic development planning framework, process and strategy that supports private capital investment and job creation in the region.

“I am pleased that the East Central Intergovernmental Association received this funding to continue their important work of developing and implementing a comprehensive economic development strategy for the region,” said Loebsack.  “We must focus on growing our economy and putting Iowans back to work. Investing in economic development planning, rural development and supporting public-private partnerships will both help strengthen the regional economy and promote job creation.”

This EDA planning investment supports the development and implementation of a comprehensive economic development strategy (CEDS) in the region served by the East Central Intergovernmental Association.  The CEDS process is designed to bring together the public and private sectors in the creation of an economic development roadmap to diversify and strengthen the regional economy.

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