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Iowa Finance Authority and Iowa Economic Development Launch New Iowa Profile Data Tool, Empowering Communities with Robust Insights  


New tool delivers data directly to communities

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DES MOINES – The Iowa Finance Authority (IFA) and Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA) today announced the launch of the Iowa Profile in partnership with mySidewalk. The new tool offers a comprehensive data resource, offering policymakers and community leaders to view data and valuable insights on housing, public health, safety, transportation, education, quality of life and the economy in their county, city, zip code or census tract.

“The Iowa Profile is essential for making data-driven decisions and taking a holistic approach to community development,” said IFA and IEDA Director Debi Durham.

"The tool is available for public use and provides essential information for designing strategic solutions to foster opportunities for Iowans, communities and businesses to thrive.”

The state’s first of its kind tool provides customized reports and enables comparisons with other like regions, empowering community and state leaders to make informed decisions based on regularly updated data from diverse sources.

“At mySidewalk, we work every day with leaders across the country who are committed to creating housing and economic opportunities for all,” said Stephen Hardy, CEO of mySidewalk. “We are honored to be part of this project and commend IFA and IEDA for their forward thinking that will provide Iowans access to this actionable data.”

The Iowa Profile features five dashboard topics, customizable to county, city, zip code, census tract and state dashboards. The Iowa Profile is available at:

  • Demographics
    Uncover key insights into the people that call our communities home.
  • Quality of Life
    Delve into the crucial elements shaping the well-being of Iowans and our communities.
  • Housing
    Explore regional housing landscapes and identify unmet housing needs and priorities.
  • Economy
    Explore data on the amount and types of jobs as well as details on the local labor force, average commute times and more.
  • Housing Forecast (State and county only)
    Explore the projected demand for homes based on housing type and income by 2030.


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