Community Economic Development

Local Highlights

September 12, 2014

Thisfree hands-on workshop will provide information and real-life demonstrations of simple and inexpensive weatherization techniques that most people can do on a weekend. These are easy projects that will provide energy and cost savings year-round. Greg Brenneman, Ag Engineer from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will be presenting the workshop.

September 11, 2014

As a member of the Citizenship Club, youth have an opportunity to meet with public officials from federal, city, and county government including mayors, city administrators, and a former member of the secret service.    Don’t miss out on this opportunity—join now!

September 4, 2014

The 28th Annual Tri-State Agriculture Lender’s Seminar will be held on Wednesday, October 29 in Dubuque, Iowa.  This year’s focus is on market outlooks for livestock, grains and dairy in addition along with the issues of crop budgeting, crop insurance and the farm bill.  

September 4, 2014

This year’s tour includes one route in the Waukon and Decorah area and a route between West Union and Nashua.  Host locations include six farms, a winery, two orchards and three retail stores featuring local foods.

July 31, 2014

The fun of shopping at a farmers market is a great reason for eating produce while it’s in season and grown close to home, not to mention the payoff of eating hot, buttered ears of sweet corn picked fresh this morning.

 

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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