Extension News

ISU Extension Advances Economic Development Throughout Iowa - Region 11

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.

Bruce Bearinger, regional extension education director in Region 11, said examples of projects that are having an economic impact in this area include grants from the Iowa Living Roadway trust fund for community planning and beautification and Elderhostel programming that is drawing tourism visitors to four northeast Iowa counties.

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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Six projects have been reported for three counties in ISU Extension Region 11, including the following:

Delaware

  • Iowa Living Roadway Grant Supports Park Project in Earlville

Dubuque

  • Balltown Receives Grant for Roadway Plantings
  • Elderhostel Program Draws Visitors to Four Northeast Iowa Counties
  • 4-H Youth Leaders Shoe Project Aids Families in Need

Jackson

  • Elderhostel Program Draws Visitors to Four Northeast Iowa Counties
  • Maquoketa River Shoreline Trail Receives $139,101 in Grants

Contacts :

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

Bruce Bearinger, Region 11 extension education director,
bearing@iastate.edu, (563) 583-6496

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