City Economic Development Strategy – Dubuque
City of Dubuque | StoneCreek Partners acted as an economic development consultant for public sector client. The work involved an for economic development strategy for the community, including business plan and tactics for community economic revitalization, including targeted area redevelopment. The economic plan included a five-year strategic plan for the city’s implementation, and specific redevelopment and development proposals in various locations throughout the city.
At the time Dubuque’s waterfront featured the Ice Harbor, where the Diamond Jo Casino and William M. Black were based. Recently the National Mississippi River Museum and Aquarium, the Grand Harbor Hotel and Waterpark, and the Grand River Events Center have been built just north of the Ice Harbor. Land for this project was acquired from several businesses through condemnation of their properties under eminent domain.
As with so many U.S. cities, Dubuque has been featured in major Hollywood films – the movies F.I.S.T. and Take This Job and Shove It were both filmed in Dubuque. About 25 miles west of the city is the town of Dyersville, Iowa – where movies Field of Dreams, was filmed.