Who We Are
The City of Dubuque's Economic Development Department strives to create and develop a viable, livable, and equitable community.
Dubuque is open for business...your business! We will accompany your development endeavor whether you are seeking to start a new business, relocate to Dubuque, or expand an existing business in Dubuque.
At the tri-state intersection of Iowa, Illinois, and Wisconsin, Dubuque connects your business to extensive geographical and talent resource pools. We pride our department on sustainable practices and public-private partnerships where the City works hand-in-hand with private enterprises, non-profit organizations, and educational institutions to create a community where your business and employees thrive.
What We Offer
The City of Dubuque's Economic Development Department employs a collaborative model to help your business maximize its resources. The strategies we use to benefit your business include:
- Incentive programs including local loans, grants, and tax-rebate opportunities which can be combined with state and federal programs to complete a financial package for your business.
- Community partnership between public and private businesses and organizations aimed at creating mutually beneficial economic development.
- Investment in the arts to foster economic prosperity through inspiration, education, engagement, and improvement in the quality of life.
Where We Are Going
Dubuque's City Council develops annual and long-term priorities, which are then used to develop our budget and focus. We welcome you to discover how the following development priorities can help your business succeed in Dubuque.