An Inclusive Economy


We will be conducting interviews, hosting events, and gathering information through the summer of 2022, so please check back here for more updates!

This work wouldn't be possible without the generous support of the Iowa City Area Development Group and GreenState Credit Union. Thank you to the Iowa City Area Business Partnership for their ongoing collaboration with our team.

*Underestimated Community Members are people who have been historically underrepresented and under-resourced within communities. These community members may include Black, Latine, Indigenous, Asian-American, Immigrant, LGBTQ+, Women, Youth, Formerly Incarcerated/Returning Citizens, and People with Disabilities. This is not an exhaustive list.

Our team is developing an Inclusive Economic Development Plan in Johnson County, Iowa and we need your help! This plan will highlight the opportunities and barriers experienced by Underestimated Community Members* when starting and/or running a business. 

*(eg. business partnerships, lending institutions, local governments, educational institutions, business hubs/communities)

Are you an Underestimated Community Member who owns a business(es), is opening a business, has an idea for a business, or represents a support institution* for small businesses?

If so, we would love to hear all about your experiences and how we can make Johnson County a more inclusive place to work and live. Please consider sharing your story or taking our survey below. 

All information is anonymous and voluntary! 

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Share Your Story

Select all that apply: I am an Underrepresented Community Member who...

Thank you for submitting!

Take our Survey!

Continue on this webpage or click the button below to open the survey in a new window.

Please select your preferred language in the drop down tab on the right before beginning your survey. Thank you!

Seleccione su idioma preferido en la pestaña desplegable a la derecha antes de comenzar su encuesta. ¡Gracias!

Veuillez sélectionner votre langue préférée dans l'onglet déroulant à droite avant de commencer votre enquête. Merci!

يرجى تحديد لغتك المفضلة في علامة التبويب المنسدلة على اليمين قبل بدء الاستبيان. شكرا لك!


Thank you for all of your time and support! All responses are greatly appreciated and we look forward to sharing the results as part of the Inclusive Economic Development Plan in the future!