Community Economic Development

Local Highlights

July 17, 2014

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach - Buena Vista County office is accepting applications for a full-time Office Assistant in Storm Lake.

July 17, 2014

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach - Buena Vista County office is accepting applications for a full-time Youth Outreach Educator in Storm Lake.

July 16, 2014
Buena Vista County Extension will be holding a Farmland Leasing & Land Value informational workshop on Thursday, July 31st from 1:30pm to 4pm. Presenter Melissa O'Rourke will have everyone leaving with a heightened understanding of farmland leasing and values. Pre-registration fee is $20 per person which includes a comprehensive workbook or $25 at the door. Call 712-732-5056 to register.
June 20, 2014

ISU Extension and Outreach-Pocahontas County is holding an Assessing Farm, Crop, and Home Damage After Severe Weather meeting on Tuesday, June 24th, at 1:30 p.m. at Iowa West Bank in their meeting room. Iowa West Bank is located at 202 West Main Street in Laurens.

June 20, 2014

ISU Extension and Outreach responds to the June 2014 flooding. Find valuable resources here:  www.extension.iastate.edu/content/dealing-flooding-2014 

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.

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