Community Economic Development

Local Highlights

December 28, 2016

The STEM Robotics Summer Associate Educator will work with youth and adults in Lyon, Osceola, Sioux, O’Brien, Plymouth and Cherokee counties to deliver and support STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) Robotics research-based education, beginning May 24, 2017 through August 16, 2017. 

December 28, 2016

The STEM Summer Associate Educator will work with youth and adults in Lyon, Osceola, Sioux, O’Brien, and Cherokee counties to deliver and support STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) research-based education beginning May 24, 2017 through August 16, 2017. 

December 28, 2016

The Creative Arts Summer Associate Educator will work with youth and adults in Lyon, Osceola, Sioux, O’Brien, and Cherokee counties to deliver Creative Arts research-based education from May 24-August 16, 2017. 

December 16, 2016

Iowa State University (ISU) Extension and Outreach invites area residents to participate in one or both of their upcoming free retirement readiness workshops sponsored by the Sioux County Extension Council and American Bank.

December 14, 2016

Average Iowa farmland value has shown a decline for the third year in a row — the first time this has happened since the 1980s farm crisis — and is now estimated to be $7,183 per acre. The statewide per acre value declined $449, or 5.9 percent, since November 2015. Land values were determined by the 2016 Iowa State University Land Value Survey.

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.

  • Specialists have compiled a list of resources to help you prepare for and recover from natural disasters. Remember to take care of yourself and your family first; then deal with the things lost to the disaster.

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