Northeast Iowa RC&D is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Our mission is to, “Recognize opportunities and provide leadership to make Northeast Iowa a vibrant, place-based model for the nation!”
We provide assistance to individuals, organizations, and businesses through planning, grant-writing, organizational assistance, project coordination and many other services. We primarily serve a seven-county area of Northeast Iowa but also provide leadership on state-wide, regional, and multi-state initiatives.
The RC&D was founded in 1987 and the office is centrally located in Postville from where we serve Allamakee, Buchanan, Chickasaw, Clayton, Fayette, Howard, and Winneshiek Counties.
We work with partners from throughout the region to explore natural resource based economic development opportunities while at the same time protecting and enhancing natural resources. The Board of Directors and RC&D staff have helped individuals, businesses, communities and collaboratives secure tens of millions of dollars for projects that enrich the region, strengthen the economy and protect or enhance natural resources.