Community Economic Development

Local Highlights

March 23, 2015

The ISU Extension Clay County series “Nonprofit Management Academy” will be wrapping up this Spring with three great final sessions.  These classes are open to anyone seeking professional development in these topics, whether they work in the nonprofit sector or in area businesses.

March 2, 2015

The ISU Extension Clay County office is hosting a professional development class on “The Key Ingredients for Successful, Positive Youth Development” presented by Wade Weber, Youth Development Specialist, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach on Thursday, March 19, 2015 at the ISU Extension Clay County office.

November 24, 2014

 Real Colors® provides users with an effective tool for understanding human behavior, for uncovering motivators specific to each temperament and for improving communication skills.

October 17, 2014

This is an excellent class for anyone who has a role or interest in community organizations, boards, councils, elected positions, or who has an interest in the topic for professional development purposes.

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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