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Greater Fort Dodge Growth Alliance

The Greater Fort Dodge Growth Alliance works to recruit and retain business and industry to Fort Dodge and Webster County.


The mission of The Greater Fort Dodge Growth Alliance is to unify and coordinate accountable economic and community development in order to enhance the quality of life in Fort Dodge and the surrounding region. We have many Economic Development services available such as: Market Research, Assistance in Finding Funding sources, Recruiting Assistance, Manufacturing Development, and Site Selection Assistance, to name a few.

Services Provided

Public Policy and Government Relations

  • Business Issues Related to a Specific City
  • Community Involvement

Business Planning

  • Census Data
  • International Market Research
  • Market Plan Development
  • Market Research

Management Issues and Training

  • Leadership/Professional Development
  • Recruiting Assistance

Financial Resources and Assistance

  • Assistance in Finding Debt Funding
  • Assistance in Finding Equity Funding
  • Assistance in Finding Government Funding
  • Brownfield Tax Credits


  • Census Data
  • Competitive Analysis
  • Research (Domestic Markets)
  • Research (International Markets)

Office, Laboratory and Meeting Space

  • Office Space
  • Retail Space

Economic and Site Development

  • Consulting
  • Economic Forecasting
  • Environmental Compliance Assistance
  • Legislative Agendas
  • Revitalization
  • Site Location Assistance
  • State Tax Credits and Assistance

Manufacturing, High Tech, Life Sciences Development

  • High Tech Development
  • Manufacturing Development

Human Resources

  • Hiring, Retention & Education
Contact Information
Astra Ferris
24 N 9th Street
Suite A
Fort Dodge, IA 50501