The East Central Iowa Council of Governments received a $192,500 federal grant from the Economic Development Administration.
The grant goes to “support the development and implementation of a comprehensive economic development strategy” in Linn, Johnson, Benton, Iowa, Jones and Washington counties.
It is part of a regional development plan expected to cost $385,000. It will bring together leaders from the public and private sector to “to craft a plan for bringing new jobs and private capital investment to the region.”
“This grant allows local leaders to come together and determine the best strategy to energize our regional economy,” U.S. Rep. Abby Finkenauer’s office said in a statement Tuesday announcing the grant.
The Council of Governments is based in Cedar Rapids and begun in 1973.
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