Community Economic Development

Local Highlights

Council and Dr. Kress
March 29, 2017

The Boone County Extension Council was honored with the Distinguished Service Award at the annual Iowa State University Extension and Outreach awards ceremony on Sunday, March 26 at Gateway Event Center in Ames, Iowa. Each year, one Extension Council in the state of Iowa is chosen for this honor by a committee of Extension professionals.

Boone County Chamber Logo
March 28, 2017

This free two-hour workshop will provide targeted strategies for community tourism leaders, businesses and attractions.

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.

  • 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.

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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

  • 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.

  • Provides financial resources to develop and deliver quality 4-H youth programs and opportunities throughout the state of Iowa.

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