The Jackson County Economic Alliance is partnering with Iowa Workforce Development and Iowa Economic Development Authority to complete a Laborshed employment study for the Maquoketa area. This study will geographically define which communities contribute to Maquoketa’s workforce, regardless of political boundaries. This defined area is called a Laborshed area and is based upon commuting patterns.
The purpose of this Laborshed study is to measure the potential availability and characteristics of Maquoketa area workers. Laborshed studies are useful tools for economic development teams and existing or prospective employers to understand the local labor market, make informed expansion and site selection decisions, and maintain/recruit a high‐quality workforce. The last Maquoketa Laborshed Study was completed in 2012.