Community Economic Development

Local Highlights

February 21, 2017

Seeking a motivated, enthusiastic candidate with at least one year of college education to serve as a Summer Intern.  Qualifications for this position: organized, people oriented, team player, dependable, ability to work with limited supervision, proficient in Microsoft Office.

November 10, 2016

A Southwest Iowa Beginner and Young Farmers group will kick off in Montgomery County on December 14, 2016. The Start to Farm: New Farmer Learning Network, organized by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, is a statewide program designed to provide education and support for beginning and early-career agricultural producers.

October 31, 2016

ISU Extension and Outreach to hold eleven Ag Outlook and Management Seminars across the state.

October 25, 2016

ISU Extension and Outreach Montgomery County is celebrating CyDay Friday on October 28th by providing Harvest Hospitality to Montgomery County farmers, truckers and residents. Join us in our front parking lot at 400 Bridge Street from 2 pm to 4 pm as we distribute cookies, apples, refreshments and Cyclone gear to area farmers, truckers and residents. 

October 20, 2016

Voters will have the opportunity to elect four members of the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Montgomery County Council from a slate of candidates at the Nov. 8 general election.

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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.

  • Parenting can be fun, enjoyable and stressful! Check out our blog and podcasts for the latest research based information and resources to help parents in their important role of raising children.

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