Community Economic Development

Local Highlights

Your Career Sign
March 27, 2017

ISU Extension and Outreach of Lee Countyis searching for an organized, driven, passionate college student to join our team as our 2017 Summer Intern. 

March 6, 2017
The Nonprofit Management Academy will hold a course on Nonprofit Management: Volunteer Supervision on Tuesday, March 14 in Keokuk, Iowa. Sue Prochazka of the United Way of the Great River Region Volunteer Center will teach the course. The location of the course has changed and will now be held in the Round Room of the Keokuk Public Library.  
Map of Iowa
March 6, 2017

Starting in March, four Iowa State University Extension and Outreach community development specialists are doing a “tourism blitz” throughout the state of Iowa.

Vegetables
March 6, 2017

A home garden provides fresh produce that family, friends and neighbors can enjoy throughout the growing season. Inevitably, there will be excess produce harvested, providing an easy way to make an impact on a community.

Lee Ann Shaffer-Smith
February 20, 2017

Iowa State University Extension Lee County welcomes Lee Ann Shaffer-Smith as Program Coordinator.

Here are some community and economic development links in Lee County & the Region.

Lee County Economic Development http://www.lcedg.com/

City of Fort Madison http://www.fortmadison.com/

Keokuk Chamber http://www.keokukchamber.com/

City of Donnellson http://www.donnellsoniowa.com/

City of West Point http://www.westpointiowa.com

Great River Region (Lee, Henry, Louisa & Des Moines E. D. Partnership) http://www.greatriverregion.com/

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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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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