Community Economic Development

Local Highlights

September 24, 2010

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.

October 13, 2009

An exciting new video site is now available! Watch Extension in action - both locally and throughout the state.

Important Economic Development Resources:

Iowa Workforce Development

SETA - Social and Economic Data for Iowa County

Community Economic Development News from ISU

Office of Social & Economic Trend Analysis

ISU Continuing Education

CIRAS

Elected Officials

Iowa County Government

Dawn Pettengill - State of Iowa Representative for District 39 which includes the townships of Honey Creek, Marengo and Washington

Betty DeBoef - State of Iowa Representative for District 76 which comprises the balance of Iowa County

John Putney - State of Iowa Senator for District 20 which includes the townships of Honey Creek, Marengo and Washington

Tom Rielly- State of Iowa Senator for District 38 which comprises the balance of Iowa County

Leonard Boswell - United States Representative for the 3rd Congressional District of Iowa

Charles Grassley - United States Senator

Tom Harkin - United States Senator

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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