The Harrison County legislative priorities packet generated by Harrison County Development Corporation.

Workforce & Training



Harrison County has a smart, productive workforce with a strong Midwest work ethic with outstanding near by community colleges offering an array of workforce education and training programs.  Our workforce is a leading edge asset that can give your business the edge on the competition.



Labor Market


The Harrison County Development Corporation in collaboration with Iowa Workforce Development conducted an analysis of the laborshed in the Spring of 2010. The analysis documented a total potential labor force based on the laborshed area of 179,624 with a total of 21,554 willing to change or enter employment.  View the Harrison County 2010 Laborshed Analysis for more information.  Regional labor statistics may also be found in the Greater Council Bluffs Regional Economic Development Partnership, Regional Laborshed Analysis


For the most recent labor market information and data for Workforce Region 13/Harrison County, visit the Iowa Department of Workforce Development website.



Employee Training Programs


Iowa Western Community College (IWCC) a near by community college provides a variety of employee training and professional development course offerings to help businesses maintain their competitive position.


IWCC administers the State of Iowa jobs training programs including:


The Iowa New Jobs Training Program provides training funds to companies that expand their employment within the State of Iowa.  These funds are used to train the company’s workforce, and thereby make the company more competitive.


The Iowa Jobs Training Program provides training funds to companies to train existing workers.  Through the program, companies can train workers to learn new technologies, upgrade existing skills, and enhance their productivity in a variety of other ways.


IWCC provides customized training.  Staff training consultants can help companies design training programs, and then deliver customized training in a very flexible format.  Consultants have extensive experienced in their fields, and have provided training and consulting to numerous companies throughout Southwest Iowa.


Visit the Iowa Department of Economic Development’s website for a comprehensive overview of State of Iowa employee training assistance programs.







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