Community Economic Development

Local Highlights

December 12, 2014

Project Completion Evaluation Forms for 2014 GCCF grant recipients are due January 31, 2015. An electronic copy of the form is avaialble at http://www.extension.iastate.edu/greene/GCCF. Completed forms and supporting documents should be sent to the Greene County Extension Office. Please contact Laura Ballard at the Extension Office with questions.

August 21, 2014

Click here to read about about 2014 Iowa State Fair Results from the Iowa 4-H shows.

April 4, 2014

College students who have graduated from a Greene County high school and who have completed at least one year of post-secondary education are invited to apply for a paid summer internship program coordinated by the Greene County Extension Office. Click here for more information!

January 29, 2014

Registration is now open for Greene County 5th and 6th graders interested in learning more about the field of babysitting.  The Babysitting Basics course is a five-week series that will run on Mondays, beginning March 3rd, with the final class scheduled for March 31st.  

November 14, 2012

A series of leadership workshops is coming to Greene County in early 2013, thanks to a local steering committee partnering with Greene County Extension to design and plan the program.  Greene Leadership 2013 is a six-session course designed to help participants develop leadership skills and networking abilities for both career and community.

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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