9 Local Areas
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About Local Area Boards
The State of Iowa has nine Local Workforce Development Areas, each with its own Local Workforce Development Board (LWDB). LWDB's were established under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA). Each Local Area Board oversees the implementation of America's public workforce system in local Iowa communities. Local Workforce Boards work closely with Iowa Workforce Development and the Iowa State Workforce Development Board to create a system that strengthens and improves Iowa's workforce. Local Workforce Boards help Iowans find and maintain high-quality jobs, develop careers, and each Local Workforce Board assists Iowa employers in hiring and retaining skilled workers.
Local Workforce Development Boards by area include:
Counties include: Boone, Dallas, Jasper, Madison, Marion, Polk, Story, and Warren
Counties include: Benton, Cedar, Iowa, Johnson, Jones, Linn, and Washington
Counties include: Clinton, Des Moines, Henry, Jackson, Lee, Louisa, Muscatine, and Scott
Counties include: Calhoun, Hamilton, Humboldt, Pocahontas, Webster, and Wright
Counties include: Allamakee, Black Hawk, Bremer, Buchanan, Butler, Cerro Gordo,Chickasaw, Clayton, Delaware, Dubuque, Fayette, Floyd, Franklin, Grundy, Hancock, Howard, Mitchell, Winnebago, Winneshiek, and Worth
Counties include: Buena Vista, Clay, Dickinson, Emmet, Kossuth, Lyon, O’Brien, Osceola, Palo Alto, and Sioux
Counties include: Appanoose, Davis, Hardin, Jefferson, Keokuk, Lucas, Mahaska, Marshall, Monroe, Poweshiek, Tama, Van Buren, Wapello, and Wayne
Counties include: Adair, Adams, Clarke, Decatur, Montgomery, Ringgold, Taylor, and Union
Counties include: Audubon, Carroll, Cass, Cherokee, Crawford, Fremont, Greene, Guthrie, Harrison, Ida, Mills, Monona, Page, Plymouth, Pottawattamie, Sac, Shelby, and Woodbury