Community Economic Development

Local Highlights

March 16, 2015

Could you and your business get a contract with the Government?

ISU/Mills County Extension & Outreach invites you to a special government contracting “Lunch & Learn” on Wednesday, March 25, from 11:30 a.m until 12:30 p.m. at the Senior Center in Glenwood, Iowa.

February 24, 2015

Women Gaining Ground Conference To Be Held in Shenandoah on March 21

 An exciting one-day conference for women from all walks of life will be held at the Shenandoah Historical Museum Building on Saturday, March 21, beginning at 8 a.m.

December 17, 2014
Leadership Mills County:
20 Clues to Rural Survival will be held on January 22nd, 2015 from 11-3pm at the Congregational Church Fellowship Hall in Glenwood at 109 N Walnut St
 
 
 
The Clues Workshop will help us:
 Bring our community together to learn the secrets of rural success
 Build on community strengths
 Create strategies for short-term goals and long-term development
 Take action to achieve the characteristics critical to the success of our rural community

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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