Community Economic Development

Local Highlights

October 15, 2014

Community Alert!
Pocahontas County 4-H’ers will prepare and serve a traditional Thanksgiving meal on Saturday, November 8 from 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. at the Pocahontas Area HS/MS lunchroom!

                                         

October 13, 2014

Safety and stress during harvest season cannot be ignored, says Margaret Van Ginkel, an Iowa State University Extension and Outreach human sciences program specialist and Iowa Concern Hotline coordinator. Contact Iowa Concern Hotline to talk or chat online with stress counselors, seek out legal education and other appropriate resources.

October 10, 2014

Pocahontas County Extension and Outreach will be offering a “Smart Choice: Health Insurance” class on Monday, November 10, 7:00 to 9:00 pm. at the Pocahontas County Extension meeting room.

October 8, 2014

Grow your business thru government sales. Some agency somewhere is buying almost anything you can think of, from farm production to missiles. Find out if there is a market for your goods or services and what it takes to find and operate in that market.

October 6, 2014

Need assistance wrting a grant?
A grantwriting workshop is scheduled to be presented in Pocahontas Nov. 6 for representatives of nonprofits, local government and schools.

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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