Community Economic Development

Local Highlights

May 21, 2013

Poweshiek Leadership Program graduated its 2012-2013 participants May 9th at the English Valley Bed and Breakfast in Montezuma.  This year’s class consisted of twenty people that live or work in Poweshiek County.  Each participant is also sponsored by a local business or organization. 

August 9, 2012

Poweshiek Leadership Program is now accepting applications for it's 2013-2014 Class. 

January 4, 2007

Poweshiek County Extension has a number of excellent materials that can be used by teachers.

January 4, 2007

Check out ISU Extension's Free on-line course.

Communities and Business Links:

Poweshiek County Website


Iowa Non-Profit Resource Center
Iowa Work Force Development

USDA Rural Development


Elected Representatives

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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