Inclusive Economic Development Plan


Astig Planning developed an Inclusive Economic Development Plan (IEDP) in Johnson County in partnership with The Iowa City Area Development Group, The Multicultural Center of Iowa, The Iowa City Area Business Partnership, and Green State Credit Union.

The Inclusive Economic Development Plan is a community-led planning effort in highlighting the existing opportunities and barriers experienced by underestimated community members when starting and/or running a business in Johnson County, Iowa. This plan is intended serve as a guidebook for community leaders and local governments working to cultivate an inclusive economic development ecosystem throughout Johnson County and spark positive change in the community. The stories, experiences, and recommendations of underestimated entrepreneurs and community members are the driving force behind this plan.