Community Economic Development

Local Highlights

April 1, 2015

Con una serie de cuatro semanas de clases gratuitas que brindarán dietistas del Departamento de Extensión y Difusión de la Universidad del Estado de Iowa, las familias latinas aprenderán cómo mejorar su salud y estar en forma. Las clases del programa "Latinos Living Well" (latinos que viven bien) se llevarán a cabo el Los domingos, 12, 19, 26 de abril y 3 de mayo, de 3:30 pm a 5:30 pm, en Inglesia de United Methodist, Estherville.

English-Latino families will learn how to improve their health and stay fit during a four-week series of free classes offered by dietitians from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. Latinos Living Well classes will be held April 12, 19, 26 and May 3 from 3:30 to 5:30 pm at the United Methodist Church in Estherville.

March 3, 2015

Enhancing the monarch butterfly’s habitat in rural and urban Iowa is the goal of a new, broad-based statewide effort.

February 4, 2015

No matter how close or far Iowans are from retirement, the new “Retirement: Secure Your Future” Web page from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will help them prepare.

February 3, 2015

Alerts will be sent to announce spring and fall Pesticide Safety Education Programs.

January 13, 2015

Six publications in the series “Ethanol Coproducts for Beef Cattle” offer the latest information based on research and demonstration projects, and all are available for download from the Iowa Beef Center at Iowa State University.

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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