Series of Laborshed Studies Released in Cedar Rapids/Iowa City Region

The communities of the Amanas, Cedar Rapids, Iowa City, Monticello, Tipton, Vinton, and Washington 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 fourth round of studies to be completed. Prior releases of included studies for: Clinton, Cresco, Decorah, Dubuque, Elkader, Manchester, Maquoketa, Muscatine, Oelwein, the Quad Cities and Waukon.

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