Community Economic Development

Local Highlights

July 9, 2014

Annie's Project, a program designed especially for farm women to help them develop their management and decision-making skills for their farming operations, will begin on August 21st.

July 7, 2014

The 2014 Fair Books have been published and are now available online.

May 28, 2014

Fremont County Fair -shirts are available for pre-order through June 23rd.

June 21, 2013

Find the updated Fairbook, entry forms, writeup forms, STEM-O-Gram, Fair Schedule and links to hotsheets here!

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.

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