Community Economic Development

Local Highlights

July 13, 2016

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach is hosting multiple farmland leasing meetings during July and August at various times and locations throughout northeast Iowa. The annual meeting is offered to address questions that land owners, tenants or other interested individuals have about leasing farmland.

July 18, 2016

Country Heritage Community will once again be offering the Maize Maze in Elgin Iowa. This year the theme will be “The Amazing Iowa Barns”.

July 15, 2016

Iowans can learn how to “Preserve the Taste of Summer” during online lessons and a hands-on workshop from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach in Winneshiek County. A Hot Water bath canning and salsa workshop is planned for Wednesday August 3 at the Decorah Lutheran Church.

June 21, 2016

Biswa Dasm an Extension Specialist and Assistant Professor at Iowa State University spoke to over 20 city clerks and administrators on June 16 at the Upper Explorerland Regional Planning Commission (UERPC). UERPC assists the Northeast Iowa Clerk’s Association with hosting training sessions quarterly for the group.

monsanto presentation
March 26, 2013

Strawberry Point farmer Gary Bockenstedt has been selected a winner in “America’s Farmers Grow Communities,” a project sponsored by Monsanto. On March 25, Kelly Holthaus, a representative of Monsanto presented checks on Bockenstedt’s behalf to the Clayton County Fair Board and Lodomillo Leaders 4-H Club.

Data for Decision Makers

 

Program Builder

Program Builder is a web-based marketplace 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.


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Clayton County Decision Makers Data

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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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