Cindy Angel

Research Manager - Institute for Decision Making

Adjunct Instructor of Marketing


M.B.A. University of Northern Iowa; B.A. (Marketing) University of Northern Iowa.

Completed American Marketing Association's School of Marketing Research, and has completed all of the required courses toward the Certified Community Researcher designation through C2ER, the Council for Community and Economic Research.

Teaching Interests

Principles of Marketing

Research Interests

Community and Economic Development Research.


Cindy Angel is Research Manager for the Institute for Decision Making in the Business and Community Services (BCS) division at The University of Northern Iowa. She completes community assessments, labor force assessments, target industry analysis (TIA) studies, comparative analyses, supply chain research, economic impact analysis reports, demographic profiles, and community metric reports for client communities. Angel also researches and gathers data for the Iowa Business Council's Competitive Index, and manages and coordinates data collection for the state of Iowa for the Location One information system (LOIS), a database containing information for business site locators.

Professional Accomplishments

Several of Angel's projects have received awards from a predecessor body of the International Economic Development Council (IEDC) in the Sales Literature and Promotional Materials Competition and the Mid-America Economic Development Council (MAEDC) in the Development Materials Awards Competition.

Before joining the IDM staff, Angel was a Management Instructor for UNIBusiness where she taught courses in decision-making. Angel was also a marketing consultant for the Small Business Development Center where she developed marketing plans for local business clients.

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