Sandra Oberbroeckling
Community and Economic Development


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To help community leaders and business owners make the most of their local bike trails, the Hotel Pattee in Perry has been hosting the Bike Trail Tourism Conference for the past three years, organized by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach's Community Economic Development unit.

In March 2016, the Center on Sustainable Communities and ISU Extension and Outreach’s Community and Economic Development unit agreed to work together to provide resources and outreach on best practices in construction, planning and healthy living — and the Sustainability Collaborative was born.

Victor Oyervides has walked the walk as an entrepreneur in both the United States and Mexico. Now he talks the talk for the Community and Economic Development program of Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

Over the past six years, “Juntos: For a Better Education” has spread across the state of Iowa. The five-week program brings Latino parents and their children together, helping them make education and higher education a priority for their family. In 2016, the program will expand to northwest Iowa.

This fall, retailers in Marshalltown learned new ways to market their wares, while 33 interior design students from Iowa State University got a taste of designing for a diverse group of businesses.

Thanks to a new Iowa State University Extension and Outreach data center, anyone with access to the Internet can quickly and easily find, use and visualize information about Iowa.

Ten Iowa communities have been selected to participate in the Iowa's Living Roadways Community Visioning Program in 2016.

Latino store owners in Perry are learning how to make healthy, affordable and culturally appropriate foods more accessible, thanks to the Dallas County Healthy Corner Store Initiative.

The Iowa Municipal Professionals Institute offers a new four-hour training session on administration and accounting in eight Iowa locations during October.

The Iowa’s Living Roadways Community Visioning Program is currently accepting applications for the 2016 program.