Community Economic Development

Local Highlights

November 30, 2016

Join Pocahontas County Conservation Staff in creating wreaths, swags, and ornaments from the wonderful art store of nature!!

November 28, 2016

Simple Christmases that are low on cost but high on meaning are possible according to Carol Ehlers, a human sciences specialist in family finance with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. 

In fact, she says a $10 limit per person is possible by carefully planning holiday spending.

November 22, 2016

Final results of Iowa’s Official Variety Trials are now available to the public at www.croptesting.iastate.edu. View all entrants, the hybrids or varieties entered and the districts and tests in which the entries were placed.

November 21, 2016

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach is offering a farm business succession workshop to help farm families begin important conversations and start putting transition plans on paper. The workshop is Feb. 17-18, 2017, in Fort Dodge.

November 17, 2016

The holiday season is almost here, and with it comes Christmas tree season. Having a fresh-cut Christmas tree is a popular tradition, but it can come with some issues regarding proper selection and care.


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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