Community Economic Development

Local Highlights

March 3, 2017

Palo Alto County Extension and Outreach would like you to let us know how we are doing!!! We have developed a short survey that should only take you 5 minutes or less to complete. Please let us know how we are doing serving residents of Palo Alto County. Let us know what else you might be looking for or feel there is a need for. We appreciate your feedback!!! thank you for taking the time to help make us better!! Here is the link to take the survey: https://iastate.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_88NPKtZTVRElfKJ

January 12, 2015

The 2015 Palo Alto County Extension Council

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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