Community Economic Development

Local Highlights

March 23, 2017

4-H Citizenship Club offers a unique opportunity for 4-H’ers in Allamakee Country. 4-H Citizenship Club is a two-year program experience for 4-H’ers in 7-11th grade.

March 9, 2017

Youth got their hands a little sticky when investigating how to make a better play dough.  Iowa State University Extension and Outreach partnered with the Community Connections 21st Century Learning Center (CCLC) Kids Club at West Elementary and Waterville to bring to life the Engineering is Elementary: Improving a Play Dough Process curriculum. 

February 21, 2017

4-H provides youth opportunities to impact their personal lives, community, country and world which is also spoken through the 4-H Pledge. The regional 4-H citizenship group met on Sunday, February 19 to hear directly from a 4-H Alumni who has impacted a multitude of people through his work.

February 15, 2017

Grant provided by Farm Credit Services of America Working Here Fund for Hunger and Nutrition. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach- Allamakee County received a $2,000 Working Here Fundgrant for a 4-H food stand.  The grant is provided through Farm Credit Services of America’s (FCSAmerica) Working Here Fund.

ISU Extension and Outreach trains volunteers to provide free tax preparation
January 20, 2017

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach supports the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program to help Iowans with lower incomes save money on their tax return preparation.  Allamakee County Extension is a VITA sight.


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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