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Dubuque is an engaging community in which to live and work! It thrives because of its demonstrations of innovation, inclusiveness, civic engagement, and cross-sector collaboration.

Dubuque has been recognized nationally on numerous lists, including:

  • All-America City (five times)

  • Top 100 Best Places to Live in the U.S.

  • 100 Best Communities for Young People

  • Best Small Places for Business and Careers

  • Smartest Cities on the Planet

  • Excellence on the Waterfront

  • Top Ten Best American Riverwalk

Dubuque is the center for retail, health care, education, employment and entertainment for the Tri-state area of Iowa, Illinois, and Wisconsin. Yet commuting is hassle-free and it remains one of the safest communities in the country.

More than one million tourists visit Dubuque annually to explore all that Dubuque has to offer.

Interested in learning more about Dubuque? Request a relocation packet from Greater Dubuque Development Corporation (GDDC) to learn more.


City Population: Nearly 60,000 

County Population: 90,000​

Regional Population: 339,000    

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