Community Economic Development

Local Highlights

July 21, 2016

United Way report describes ‘Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed’ in Iowa

July 15, 2016

The popularity of cycling in Iowa can translate into economic development opportunities for communities near or along the trails

May 16, 2016

Registration is now open for the Iowa Retail Initiative 2016 Summit on Thursday, June 23, from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Reiman Gardens in Ames. This event is free to those who register, but space is limited.

May 2, 2016

Anindita Das reflects on her own experiences as she enters a new ISU Extension partnership providing services to Iowa refugee communities

May 2, 2016

ISU Extension and Outreach offers trial program focusing on diabetes prevention among rural Latino populations

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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Specialists have compiled a list of resources to help you prepare for and recover from natural disasters. Remember to take care of yourself and your family first; then deal with the things lost to the disaster.

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