Community Economic Development

Local Highlights

May 19, 2016

This educational opportunity is open to anyone interested in learning what this economic development tool is and how it can be used by communities.

October 7, 2015

A grant writing workshop is scheduled to be presented in Montgomery County November 18 for representatives of nonprofits, local government and schools.

August 14, 2015

An important educational program for Montgomery County Township Trustees and Clerks

August 3, 2015

Have you considered government contracting for potential sales prospects or are you currently selling your products/services to federal, state or local governments?  Are you unsure whether it is a market that you can/should expend resources for and pursue?  Have you heard differing stories on how to best do business with the government?

December 30, 2014

How can Master Gardeners and community volunteers support local food systems?  Everyone is welcome to help us learn how!

Montgomery County Communities -

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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