Community Economic Development

Local Highlights

June 8, 2017

One hundred twenty Iowa State University students are putting the finishing touches on the world’s first Solar Utility Vehicle. Named “Penumbra,” this solar-assisted electric vehicle has been made to change the paradigm of transportation. During the month of June, members from PrISUm (the ISU student organization that manufactured the car) are traveling to all 99 counties in the state of Iowa to showcase the vehicle.  #SunRun99 will be stopping at the Dyersville Chamber on Wednesday, June 21st, 11:00 A.M.-1:00 P.M. 

June 8, 2017

Friday, June 2 area youth attended Water Rocks Day Camp hosted by ISU Extension and Outreach Delaware County at Bailey's Ford Park in Manchester. 

 

June 8, 2017

Iowa State University’s Northeast Research and Demonstration Farm will host its annual spring field day June 21. The event will provide information on a wide range of subjects, with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach specialists leading demonstrations and discussions. The field day will run from 1-4:15 p.m. and is free and open to the public.  
 

June 1, 2017

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Delaware County partnered with Delaware County Public Health and Midwest Systems to hold a Radon Awareness Event on Tuesday, May 30 at the Extension Office in Manchester.  Find links to the powerpoint information and consumer guide hand-outs from the event. 

May 18, 2017

The 2017 Delaware County Fair will feature three Kiddie Livestock Shows for youth three years old through 3rd grade. The Kiddie Lamb Show will be held Tuesday during the Sheep Show at 4:00 p.m. The Kiddie Dairy Show will take place on Wednesday during the Dairy show at 12:00 p.m. The Kiddie Beef Show will be on Wednesday evening beginning at 6:00 p.m.  Anyone wishing to enter the 2017 Delaware County Fair Kiddie Lamb Show, Kiddie Dairy Show, and Kiddie Beef Show must file an entry form in the Delaware County Extension Office by Friday, June 23.  All kiddie events provide young people with an opportunity to participate in county fair activities and gain experience in showing livestock.

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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