Community Economic Development

Local Highlights

May 16, 2017

The evening’s events will walk participants through craft beer production from start to finish.

February 22, 2017

Grant Writing 101 will provide hands-on training in seeking and writing successful grant applications.  The workshop will be presented from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, March 16, at the Bloom Senior Center, 25 N Vine St., in Glenwood, IA.   The program is sponsored by the city of Pacific Junction and Iowa State University Extension & Outreach; Mills County.

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.             

October 12, 2015

Mills County Extension has invited IWCC students to come and share their technology skills with our community members at the Glenwood Library on October 23rd and November 13th from 1-3pm

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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