Now accepting Applications for Economic Development Director

Seeking an experienced and visionary Economic Development Director to drive economic growth and prosperity throughout Poweshiek County. Reporting to the Poweshiek Iowa Development Board, the Director will be responsible for developing and executing strategic initiatives to attract businesses, support local entrepreneurs, and foster a vibrant economic environment county-wide.

The ideal candidate will possess strong leadership skills, a background in economic development or business attraction, and a commitment to positively impacting Poweshiek County.

If you are passionate about economic development and community growth, we encourage you to apply and contribute to building a prosperous future for Poweshiek County residents.

Click here to access the full position description and for more information on how to apply.

Applications are being accepted until April 15, 2024.


Leading County-Wide Economic Development

Poweshiek Iowa Development is Poweshiek County’s economic development agency, dedicated to fostering economic growth, innovation, and prosperity in the region. By leveraging partnerships and strategic initiatives, Poweshiek Iowa Development aims to create a vibrant and sustainable economic ecosystem for businesses and residents alike.


Poweshiek Iowa Development Seeks New Economic Development Director

Poweshiek County Economic Development Leaders Chart New Collaborative Course for Economic Growth 

Poweshiek Iowa Development Board Members

Brian Manatt – Chair; Manatt's Inc.

Becky Petig – Vice Chair; Petig Law

Mike Redington – Treasurer; Brownell's

Melissa Strovers – Secretary; Grinnell College, Office of Community Partnerships, Planning and Research

Diana Dawley – Poweshiek County Supervisor

Delphina Baumann – Grinnell Private Investment Company

Julie Davis – Grinnell City Council 

Ashtyn Beek – Iowa Valley Community College

Andy Erselius – AE Realty, Inc.

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