Community Economic Development

Local Highlights

October 11, 2016

Allamakee 4-H Soup Supper is scheduled for Sunday, November 6 from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the Allamakee County Fairgrounds Pavilion.

October 24, 2016

The 2017 Garden Calendar is titled ‘Indoor Flower Power’ and will help brighten a home with photos and information about different indoor flowering plants.

October 19, 2016

Saturday Clover Kids met on October 15 at the Waukon Wellness Center, hosted by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.  35 youth spent the morning getting a little dirty planting lima beans and chia seeds!

October 18, 2016

The Iowa 4-H Program defines service-learning as a strategy that integrates community needs along with intentional learning objectives. 4-H members involved in a regional citizenship program connected the service-learning they understand of project-based work to the mission of Retrieving Freedom Inc.

September 13, 2016

The Iowa 4-H Foundation sponsors the annual Iowa 4-H Hall of Fame induction ceremony at the Iowa State Fair. Counties nominate volunteers, community leaders, and Extension staff members who have exemplified outstanding service and dedication to the 4-H youth program in their county. Only one individual or couple per county can be nominated each year. Inductees can be recognized posthumously.


Statewide Resources

  • ISU Extension assists Iowa communities in planning and encouraging sustainable community and economic development that lead to positive quality of life for all citizens.

  • Helping the College of Engineering and Iowa State University Extension and Outreach carry out their land-grant university mission to improve the quality of life in Iowa by enhancing the performance of Iowa industry.

  • Program Builder is a tool where community leaders can review and make selections from a variety of technical assistance, consulting and educational programs that will improve the quality of life in your community.

  • The CVC facilitates networking among small and medium size rural communities, sponsors policy analyses, engages communities in dialogue, and fosters discussion among rural and urban interests.

  • RECAP provides data and research on local economic, demographic, and social trends for business and communities.

  • Data on each county in Iowa including population demographics, education, retail sales, personal income, employment, occupation, housing, and family characteristics.

  • Reports of recent and historical trends in the local retail trade sector by city.

  • Nonprofit Management Academies enhance the management skills of those serving nonprofit sector.

  • Provides opportunities for youth to develop skills they can use now and throughout their life, empowering them to reach their full potential working and learning in partnership with caring adults.

  • Specialists have compiled a list of resources to help you prepare for and recover from natural disasters. Remember to take care of yourself and your family first; then deal with the things lost to the disaster.

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