Dubuque is nationally recognized as a great place to live and work. Named one of 10 "All-America Cities" for 2013, Dubuque was selected based on a demonstration of innovation, inclusiveness, civic engagement, and cross-sector collaboration. Dubuque was named to Kiplinger's "Ten Great Places to Live" list. The list identifies cities that have good jobs, reasonably priced homes, decent schools and access to great health care. Dubuque was recently recognized as one of the 10 "Best American Cities to Work in Technology". Dubuque was noted for the large number of advanced manufacturing firms, low unemployment and high wages. Dubuque has also been named, #14 on MOVOTO's "America's Best Small Cities to Move To", Farmers Insurance's 10th "Most Secure Small City in the US", and Department of Commerce's "Fastest-Growing Economy in Iowa", and more.
Settled in 1788 by French Canadian fur trader and early entrepreneur Julien Dubuque, Dubuque has been a vibrant river city since the early 1800s. Today, Dubuque is a thriving city, with a population of nearly 60,000 and a county population of nearly 90,000. More than one million tourists visit Dubuque annually to ride the riverboats, learn Dubuque's history, explore the National Mississippi River Museum, see the historic charm of downtown, listen to a musical performance at Mississippi Moon Bar, or experience one of the many community festivals.
Watch the video below that showcases many of the unique aspects about Dubuque. Interested in learning more about Dubuque? Request a relocation packet from Greater Dubuque Development Corporation (GDDC) to learn more.
Video courtesy of GDDC.
Visit, and you'll see why Dubuque is a flourishing community. Listed below are some helpful links to learn more about life in Dubuque.
City of Dubuque
Dubuque Area Chamber of Commerce
Dubuque Main Street
America's River - Port of Dubuque
Grand River Meeting and Conference Center
Dubuque Regional Airport
Greater Dubuque Development Corporation