Business success is happening here in Delaware County because we focus our time and energy on the needs of our business community and citizens. It’s no secret that to be successful today you must have vision driven leadership. And, when you look at the accomplishments Delaware County has had over the years, it’s easy to see why we’re considered a leader in community and economic development.
Started in 1986, Delaware County Economic Development (DCED) is the oldest countywide industrial development group in the State of Iowa. Since our inception, we have attracted and retained more than fifteen companies, and have helped with nearly a dozen expansion projects. Over 600 manufacturing jobs have been created in the last decade alone.
Our main focus today is the development and implementation of one of the most sophisticated workforce development and recruitment programs in the state.