Congressman Dave Loebsack Friday announced that the Area 15 Regional Planning Commission and the Southeast Iowa Regional Planning Commission will each receive $61,000 for regional economic development planning. The Area 15 Regional Planning Commission is comprised of Davis, Jefferson, Keokuk, Mahaska, Van Buren, and Wapello counties. The Southeast Iowa Regional Planning Commission is comprised of Lee, Louisa, Henry, and Des Moines counties. The funds come from the Economic Development Administration’s (EDA) Partnership Planning grant program.
“I am pleased that the Area 15 Regional Planning Commission and the Southeast Iowa Regional Planning Commission have received this funding to continue their important work of developing and implementing a comprehensive economic development strategy for these important areas in Southern Iowa,” said Loebsack. “We must focus on growing our economy and make putting Iowans back to work our top priority. Investing in economic development planning, rural development and supporting public-private partnerships will both help strengthen the regional economy and promote job creation.”