Community Economic Development

Local Highlights

February 7, 2017

Planning ahead for long term care can make decisions easier on both the caregiver and the care receiver. Finances of Caregiving is a new series of 5 workshops designed to help families plan together for the care receiver’s care. The series begins Tuesday, February 21, and runs for 5 consecutive Tuesdays from 6:30 – 8:30 PM at the Cass County Extension Office in Atlantic.

January 24, 2017

One-woman drama by Mary Swander to play at the Armory on January 29 at 2 PM

December 27, 2016

Atlantic Location one of 14 around the state. Early registration ends one week prior to event.

November 30, 2016

Cass County Extension is now filling our end of the year CIC schedule for Commercial Applicators. Call before December 15 to get your training date scheduled!

August 23, 2016

Registration now open! Who Get's Grandma's Yellow Pie Plate? September 8 @ 6:30 PM.  Money Talk; Financial Education for Women on Thursday Evenings, September 15-October 13

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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