Foster Strong Rural Economies

Northeast Iowa is now home to a mobile juice production facility. The Driftless Mobile Juicing Service was made possible through a $480,000 Local Food Promotion Program (LFPP) grant secured by Northeast Iowa RC&D from the United States Department of Agriculture to support the revitalization of...

Visitors to several local farmers markets across Northeast Iowa may notice a few changes this season. Six markets–Cresco, Decorah, Guttenberg, Independence, Oelwein, and Postville–will be part of a regional project working to ensure the sustainability and success of farmers markets by supporting and enhancing the...

Business owners, entrepreneurs, and community residents in Northeast Iowa are invited to complete surveys regarding re-use of the Waterville Elementary School.  Waterville Elementary School was closed in 2018 and the buildings were purchased by the City of Waterville. The City was awarded a Rural Business Development...

Representatives of the Turkey River Recreational Corridor Mallory Hanson (director) and Rod Marlatt (board chair) accept the Iowa Tourism Award for Outstanding Niche Marketing Initiative Iowa at the 2022 Iowa Tourism Conference. The Turkey River Recreational Corridor was awarded the 2022 Iowa Tourism Award for Outstanding...

Pick up your guide to one of Eastern Iowa's premier recreational rivers and enjoy the sight-seeing, fishing, birding, camping, hiking, wildlife-watching, or a relaxing float on this gentle-flowing, intimate river. The Maquoketa traverses the diverse landscape of Eastern Iowa and passes through several Iowa treasures: Backbone State Park, Manchester...

Northeast Iowa RC&D was announced as one of three members of an elite place-based flood prevention model made possible through the American Flood Coalition (AFC).  The RC&D along with the two other awardees, The Coalition for Environment, Equality, and Resilience in Harris County Texas, and...

As of May 20th, we are no longer taking applications. Northeast Iowa RC&D is administering a donor sponsored fund to help small businesses in Decorah impacted by COVID-19. The fund will provide up to $500 stipends to qualifying businesses based on need as funding allows....

Through a series of local partnerships and the talents of local artist Mary Ann Gloe, six of Northeast Iowa’s state parks and natural areas are being recognized in the latest exhibition of the ‘Art at the Library’ series featured at the State Library of Iowa....

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