Dubuque, Iowa, the Masterpiece on the Mississippi, is Iowa’s oldest city. Founded in 1833, Dubuque is nestled on the majestic bluffs of the mighty Mississippi River and is now known worldwide for its Riverfront renaissance, a complete transformation of the community’s riverfront and downtown. The America’s River project, a $188 million project to revitalize Dubuque’s riverfront, has transformed this historic River town into a destination for all ages to enjoy.
Visitors come from 80 foreign countries and all 50 states annually to see what Dubuque has to offer. This revitalization has also created a significant increase in employers and jobs to the area, making Dubuque a great place to attend college, live, work and play. The community has seen little economic downturn related to the economy due to the city of Dubuque’s continued investment in economic development and community improvement. Whether you are looking to enjoy downhill or cross country skiing or looking for an internship at one of Dubuque’s newest employers, such as IBM, as you earn your degree, there are a wide variety of opportunities available in Dubuque.