Southeast and South Central Iowa Laborshed Studies Released

The communities in Southeast Iowa, including: Columbus Junction, Fort Madison, Greater Burlington, Keosauqua, and Mount Pleasant have had a Laborshed study completed and the results released. Additionally, Corydon, Creston, Leon, and Osceola have had Laborshed studies completed as part of the South Central Iowa region.  The results of all of these can be found on the LMI Laborshed page ( including results to each region as a whole.

Iowa Workforce Development (IWD), in partnership with the Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA), announced in May 2018 that a Laborshed Study would be conducted for one community in every county in Iowa at no cost to local development organizations and their partners. 

These are the fourteenth and fifteenth rounds of studies completed under this new program. To date, 87 of 99 individual studies have been completed for communities across Iowa under the new funding program. Regional studies have also been released. All results are available on our website.

The study results are available in highly visual and interactive formats using data visualization software from Tableau and ArcGIS.