Department of Sociology
http://www.soc.iastate.edu/

Programs Offered

Citizen-Led Watershed Planning and Development
Community and Economic Development Extension and Outreach, Department of Sociology

This program helps watershed residents--people bound together by the flow of their ditches, streams, rivers, and lakes--to develop local policies and programs that lead to enhanced agricultural productivity, improvements in water quality, increased recreational opportunities, and other benefits.


Developing Dynamic Leaders
Community and Economic Development Extension and Outreach, Department of Sociology

Features of this program include networking and a connection to local issues and opportunities, group or individual work around a real project if they choose, and a strong emphasis on personal skills development.

keywords:  leadership, community, volunteer, management


Iowa Community Indicators Program
Community and Economic Development Extension and Outreach, College of Agriculture, Agriculture Experiment Station, Department of Economics, Department of Sociology

Economic and demographic data and analysis for community development efforts, local needs assessments, and community benchmarking. 

 

Web-based information products include local retail trade analysis reports, demographic and economic indicators, industry studies, and other tools for community analysis.  Standardized data products and reports are available at no charge.  For more in-depth information needs, we offer fee-based research and technical consulting services to communities and groups.  See separate listings for Community Economic Analysis and Education Services and Targeted Industrial Development and Research.  

keywords:  census, data, demographics, employment, population, statistics, trends