Unleashing Rural Potential with High-Speed Broadband

Sharon Telephone Company

Broadband expansion is key to our rural development strategy at Greater Iowa City, Inc. (Greater IC). High speed broadband impacts rural development on multiple levels, all directly influencing an area’s capacity for growth and a high quality of life. First, accessible high-speed internet gives residents access to telehealth services, online education, and remote work. This […]

The Case for Place-Based Economic Development

Rezoning of Lower Muscatine Avenue in Iowa City

The recent rezoning recommendation of the vacated Kirkwood Community College at 1816 Lower Muscatine Road by the Iowa City Planning & Zoning Commission has opened the door to re-examine the current land use pattern in southeast Iowa City through a new lens — one based in “place.”    The universal concern of many civic leaders […]