Laborshed Studies Completed in Cedar Valley Region

The communities of Cedar Falls-Waterloo, Grundy Center, Independence, New Hampton, Shell Rock, and Waverly have had a Laborshed study completed. The results can be found on the LMI Laborshed page (

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. 

This is the fifth round of studies to be completed.

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