Community Economic Development

Local Highlights

July 3, 2014

Iowa is enjoying a near - normal -  growing season this year and crop conditions are conducive to a bountiful crop. Before this years crop is even out of the field many farmland owners and tenants will be discussing next years rental rate and leasing agreements. The Harrison County Extension Office has scheduled their annual leasing meeting for Friday, August 1, 2014.

May 1, 2006

Looking to expand your horizons and doing a little exploring? Why not do it in your own back door. This resource is a great place to get information for everything from the Iowa Great Lakes to the Loess Hills. Just click the blue text above for more in

April 28, 2006

Economic development and progress in Harrison County is the goal of HCDC, but to achieve this goal many partners need to work together. When communities, leaders and volunteers work together much can be accomplished. To discover more about the role of HC

May 27, 2005

ISU Extension, along with other informational partners, publish newsletters available to everyone throughout the state. So if you are looking for a newsletter you came to the right place.

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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