Community Economic Development

Local Highlights

January 6, 2017

Pocahontas County Senior 4-H'ers! This 4-H Scholarship is for YOU!!
Application deadline is: FEBRUARY 1, 2017!

January 3, 2017

The Iowa 4-H Foundation has announced applications are now available for the  4-H scholarship program. Over 90 scholarship opportunities valued at over $90,000 will be awarded. 

January 18, 2017

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach supports the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program to help Iowans with lower incomes save money on their tax return preparation.

January 16, 2017

Fred M. Hall, an Iowa State graduate, is returning to the university as a dairy specialist. He will cover the northwest portion of the state with his office based out of Sioux County.

January 13, 2017

On Dec. 17, 2016, a large tree fell on a wedding party near Los Angeles, Calif., killing one and injuring several others. While fatalities from falling trees are uncommon, this incident is a worthy reminder of the importance of properly maintaining and pruning trees in urban landscapes.


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.

  • An educational program dedicated to strengthening women's roles in the modern farm enterprise.

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