Community Economic Development

Local Highlights

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December 1, 2016

Check out the December Newsletter from the Dickinson County Extension Office!  It is designed to share out upcoming educational programs, as well as address the latest local questions, happenings, and helpful information for our communities. This edition includes Holiday Tips, as well as information on youth, families and agriculture program opportunities.

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November 23, 2016

ISU Extension and Dickinson County Public Health are sponsoring a training on Wednesday, December 28th from 8AM - 3PM at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Milford. Youth ages ages 11-15 are encouraged to attend. Come learn how to be a trustworthy, responsible, caring, competent, and capable babysitter. Space is limited. Register by Dec. 27th. Cost is only $15. See the Babysitter Flyer for more details.

Statewide Resources

  • 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.

  • Get information about Iowa's winery and vineyard industry.

  • 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.

  • The ISU Pappajohn Center for Entrepreneurship is a gateway that works in two directions. In one direction, ISU faculty, researchers, and students become connected to the entrepreneurial world. In the other, Iowa's business and entrepreneurial community gain access to an array of resources and information within Iowa State University.

  • The Agricultural Marketing Resource Center is an electronic, national resource for producers interested in value-added agriculture. Browse commodities and products, investigate market and industry trends, study business creation and operation, read research results and locate value-added resources.

  • Hotel, Restaurant, and Institution Management Extension provides resources for the hospitality industry.

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

  • The Iowa Small Business Development Center (SBDC) conducts research, counsels, and trains business people in management, financing, and operating small businesses, and provides comprehensive information services and access to experts in a variety of fields.

  • 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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