City economic development study, including business plan and tactics for community economic revitalization, including targeted area redevelopment. The business plan included a five-year strategic plan for the city’s implementation, and specific redevelopment and development proposals in various locations throughout the city.
Dubuque’s waterfront features the Ice Harbor, where the Diamond Jo Casino and William M. Black are 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.