Community Economic Development

Local Highlights

June 23, 2017

Iowa State University Extension & Outreach - Emmet County is accepting applications for an Office Assistant. 

June 20, 2017

ISU Extension and Outreach in Emmet County will be offering pressure canner lid checks on June 26 from 9 am to 4 pm at the office. 

June 20, 2017

Women who are involved in agriculture in any aspect are invited to attend the upcoming Women, Land and Legacy event featuring Nicole Myer and Angela Ennen from Erpelding and Voigt who will be presenting on the topic of tax information. This topic will include Publication 225, deductible taxes, software for keeping records, and tips for good record keeping. 

May 16, 2017

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach offering a tour  to Des Moines Downtown Farmers Market, Picket Fence Creamery and Plum Creek Winery. Register today!

April 17, 2017

How can I be sure my retirement funds will last my lifetime?  This important question will be addressed in an Iowa State University Extension and Outreach workshop on May 30 and 31 from 6-8 pm at Estherville Public Library’s Community Room.

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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