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Economic Development

Since its inception, the Southern Iowa Council of Governments (SICOG) has served as the region’s economic development leader. SICOG is also the official Economic Development District for the region as designated by the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA). The counties and local communities of the SICOG region can utilize SICOG’s economic development expertise to help meet federal and state planning requirements. SICOG can also provide individual services to local communities to facilitate additional local economic development.

Economic Development refers to the actions policymakers take to promote a healthy and sustainable local economy. Expanding the economy provides more jobs, more money in the local economy, and a higher standard of living. SICOG is committed to providing superior economic development services to member communities. Please visit the following pages to find out more:

Economic Development Planning: This page describes the types of assistance that SICOG offers related to economic development.
Economic Development Grants: While a full listing of available grants can be found here, the Economic Development Grants page will have information on economic development specific grants.
Economic Development RLF Funds: This page provides a description of the Southern Iowa development Group, Inc’s Revolving Loan Fund (RLF) that is administered by SICOG.