Extension News

ISU Extension Advances Economic Development Throughout Iowa - Region 10

3/8/2010

AMES, Iowa -- Throughout Iowa, ISU Extension supports economic growth and works to improve quality of life by encouraging business development, helping to create jobs and expanding entrepreneurial activity, according to Jack Payne, vice president for extension and outreach.

Linda Fischer, regional extension education director in Region 10, said examples of projects that are having an economic impact in this area include disaster recovery assistance to flood victims, grants from the Iowa Living Roadway trust fund for community planning and beautification, and training and support for in-home childcare providers.

For more information about ISU Extension’s economic development statewide efforts, see www.extension.iastate.edu/AED/ for a sampling of projects in each county.

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Eleven projects have been reported for three counties in ISU Extension Region 10, including the following:

Benton

  • Iowa Living Roadways Community Visioning in Belle Plaine
  • Flood Disaster Recovery Assistance

Linn

  • Nonprofit Management Academy Trains Leaders
  • Financial Counseling for Flood Affected Families
  • STARS After School Program at Johnson School
  • Geographic Information Systems Short Course Training Conducted
  • Grants Provide Gateway Plantings for Alburnett
  • Summer Program Gives Students Inside Track on Engineering

Jones

  • Geographic Information Systems Short Course Training Conducted
  • Anamosa Receives $72,000 Grant for Bridge Project
  • Childcare Providers Offered Support in Jones County

Contacts :

Jack Payne, vice president for extension and outreach, jpayne@iastate.edu, (515) 294-4603

Linda Fischer, Region 10 extension education director,
lefisch@iastate.edu, (319) 377-9839

Jacy Johnson, Extension Communications and External Relations manager, jacyjohn@iastate.edu, (515) 294-5672