Community Economic Development

Local Highlights

August 19, 2015

Back-to-school transitions can be both exciting and a bit scary for children -- and their parents -- whether they’re preparing for the first day of preschool, moving to a new school or entering middle school. However, there are several things parents can do to help ease these fears, according to Cindy Thompson, a human sciences specialist in family life with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

December 8, 2014

A new report points to strong economic impacts of local food in Iowa – more than $22 million in sales at the farm gate and at least 171 new jobs over the past two years – and explains how local food coordinators are contributing to this growth in their communities.

January 19, 2014

A new and innovative partnership between county extension councils and Iowa State University Extension to Agriculture and Natural Resources (ANR) will expand duties for two local Extension staff members.

Fayette Co. Resources

Data for Decision Makers - Fayette Co.

Program Builder Program Builder is a web-based marketplace 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.

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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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Nonprofit Management Academies enhance the management skills of those serving nonprofit sector.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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

  • 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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