The Prosperity Eastern Iowa region offers a well-educated and skilled workforce that exhibits an unmatched work ethic.

The Facts

More than 86% of the region’s working age residents are high school graduates.

Nearly half have education beyond high school, with over 25% holding at least an associate degree or above.

There are over 30 colleges and universities within 90 miles of the Prosperity Eastern Iowa region each with outstanding programs.

51,000 college students graduate from those colleges and universities every year.

For a full breakdown of the region’s educational statistics, click here.

Regional Studies

The new responsive PEI laborshed analysis shows insights on industry specific categories as well as the region as a whole.

Prosperity Eastern Iowa Regional Laborshed Analysis (2021)

Business and Industry Training

Northeast Iowa Community College is developing a skilled workforce in eastern Iowa by providing innovative and customized courses. Training is provided in a variety of areas including, industrial technology, supervision and leadership, productivity improvement, safety, technology and more. State programs like 260E and 260F Iowa Jobs Training Programs are available through Northeast Iowa Community College to assist eligible businesses. Whether on site at your workplace or at one of NICC’s many locations, they can respond to your organization’s training needs. For more information on Northeast Iowa Community College  click here.