History / Mission
Dyersville Economic Development Corporation (DEDC), legally Dyersville Industries, Incorporated (DII), is a not-for-profit economic development organization incorporated on March 1, 1983. DEDC is managed by a volunteer 15-member Board of Directors, a paid Executive Director and Assistant. Prior to 1996, the organization was run solely by a volunteer board.
Throughout its history, DEDC has worked closely with the City of Dyersville, existing industries and partner organizations to: promote economic development through recruitment and retention of industry; promote and expand tourism; assist with affordable housing for business and industry employees; retain and recruit a skilled workforce, including a salary guarantee for physicians.
In 1991, the organization purchased land in northwest Dyersville and began development of an industrial park. With much success in assisting home-grown industry expansion, the organization faced the task of finding additional land for industrial development. In 2005, DEDC purchased 150 acres of land on the west side of the community for a future industrial park. The future came quickly and the land was sold to US BioEnergy to build a 110 million gallon ethanol facility in 2006. So in 2007, DEDC purchased another 220 acres along Highway 20 on the west side of Dyersville and is in the process of developing 20 West Industrial Center.
Unique to our development organization, DEDC also owns and operates the National Farm Toy Museum, Summer Farm Toy Show, and Total Fitness Recreation Center fostering tourism, cultural heritage and quality of life in the Dyersville area.
To serve, promote and secure industry, business and the well-being of the Dyersville community through:
- Business Retention & Expansion
- New Business Recruitment
- Workforce Development
- Community Development