Pandemic Impact on Iowa Businesses - Survey 3 Now Available!
The Iowa Economic Development Authority is once again partnering with the University of Northern Iowa to undertake a survey to assess the current impacts of the pandemic on Iowa’s businesses and nonprofit organizations. Businesses and nonprofits of all sizes and industries are encouraged to take the survey. CLICK HERE to access the survey. The deadline to complete the survey is 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 17, 2021. See how many businesses in your area are responding to the survey on THIS MAP.
Industry 4.0 Training for Economic Developers
IDM and Iowa's Community Colleges organized an online training for community college economic developers to provide a basic overview of Industry 4.0 and the terms associated with the tools and technologies of Industry 4.0. The workshop provided participants with visuals and explanations to help them recognize industry adoption, gauge a businesses' readiness or need for Industry 4.0 technologies, and offered useful sources for further learning and resources for business assistance.
COVID-19 Impact on Iowa Businesses Reports - Surveys 1 & 2
Survey 1 Documents:
- Read the executive summary here.
- Access a Presentation of summary here.
- A separate analysis was completed from the survey results on the COVID-19 impact to not for profit businesses. Access the COVID-19 Impact on Iowa Nonprofit Organizations report here.
- In addition, an analysis of rural counties was completed to assist policymakers in understanding the initial impact of the COVID-19 crisis on rural Iowa. Access the Rural Iowa Survey Results here.