Story County Economic Development Group

The Story County Economic Development Group is comprised of municipal officials, economic development professionals, County elected officials, and County staff, who through their combined efforts promote economic growth, quality of life, capital investment, and job creation throughout Story County.

The group meets quarterly in a pre-selected Story County community and discusses projects within the fifteen participating municipalities and projects being undertaken by the Story County Board of SupervisorsSome meetings also include an educational component with presentations from economic development experts throughout the state of Iowa.

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The Story County Economic Development Group is also responsible for the annual distribution of economic development project funds. These funds can be used for:

  • Economic Development Staff and Administration
  • Community Marketing and Prospecting
  • Development of Promotional Materials
  • Consulting and Planning Services
  • Speculative Buildings
  • Financial Incentives
  • General Community Betterment Activities

Applications for project funds are reviewed once a year, with the Group determining which projects are funded and at what level. These funds provide critical assistance to participating entities and have funded a variety of great projects throughout Story County.

As the influence of the Group and support from the Board of Supervisors continues to expand, the Story County Economic Development Group is poised for success in the years to come.