Community Economic Development

Local Highlights

February 2, 2016

Women Gaining Ground Conference coming April 30th.  You will laugh, learn and leave filled with excitement and great ideas to take home.  Cost is $25

February 2, 2016

Women Gaining Ground Conference coming April 30th.  You will laugh, learn and leave filled with excitement and great ideas to take home.  Cost is $25

December 29, 2015

Grant Writing 101 at Fremont County Extension office in Sidney

December 29, 2015

Grant Writing 101 at Fremont County Extension office in Sidney

October 15, 2015

Yes, that is what a real piglet sounds like, the goat does have course fur.  These things and more are learned in a great hands-on way at the Vinton Farm.  The Mills County 1st graders get a great tour, thanks to a grant from Farm Bureau, Steve and Carol Vinton and Sherry Ford.             

ISU/ Mills County Extension to Communities helps organizations and local governments develop and build their capacity to make Iowa communities better places to live and work.

Official Mills County Website
This website is maintained by the county government and features links to county offices and information.

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.

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