Community Economic Development

Local Highlights

April 3, 2014

Win at Work! Win at Life!

August 14, 2013

Pick Your Adventure with 4-H! There are tons of possibilities! 14 Clubs with 4 Clover Kids clubs! 4H is more than 'just an Ag program'! It is making the better BEST! Join online today, or call the Extension Office at 641-472-4166!

Enrollment begins September 1st!

September 2, 2010

ISU Extension is now publishing newsletters available to everyone throughout the state. We have newsletters for everything from Acreage Living to Vet Med. So if you are looking for a newsletter you came to the right place.

Communities Professional Staff

Iowa Community Voices

Data for Decision Makers

Iowa Workforce and Development

JEFFERSON COUNTY LEGISLATURES - Click below on the name of who you would like to contact to be connectied with their web page.

State Legislators:

Senator David Miller

Represenative John Whitaker

Representative Sandy Greiner

Federal Legislatures:

Senator Chuck Grassley

Senator Tom Harkin

Representative Jim Leach

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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