Community Economic Development

Local Highlights

January 30, 2015

The 10-year reclassification recognizes Iowa State’s commitment to community engagement through teaching and learning, research, extension and outreach, and economic development programs.

January 30, 2015

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Pocahontas County will be holding its annual Private Pesticide Applicator training on February 3 from 9:30-11:30 a.m. at the Rialto Theatre, Pocahontas.

January 29, 2015

What can a baby see right after birth? How much should a 1-year-old eat? Should a 3-year-old have a hearing test? These and many more questions keep parents awake at night wondering how they can be a better parent to their children, said Cheryl Clark, a human sciences specialist in family life with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. Fortunately, a free and easily accessible resource is available just in time to provide some answers.

January 21, 2015

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach released its annual publication titled Estimated Costs of Crop Production in Iowa – 2015.

January 16, 2015

On Monday 5th and 6th graders gathered at the Laurens Public Library for the 2015 Babysitting Clinic.

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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