Community Economic Development

Local Highlights

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February 10, 2017

$70,000 awarded to 14 counties focused on increasing the amount of fresh produce donated to food pantries

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February 8, 2017

It will get started on Sunday, February 19 at 2 pm at First United Methodist Church.  4-H staff and volunteers will introduce 4-H and activities to families.  The annual 4-H youth development fee for brand new members of this brand new club this program year is being sponsored by the Story County 4-H Foundation this year.

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February 6, 2017

Do you need trustworthy information on financial topics?  “Of course you do!” says Barb Wollan, ISU Extension and Outreach Human Sciences Specialist in Family Finance.  “Everyone needs trustworthy financial information, no matter what their age, income, or financial experience. The world of finances is always changing, so even if you already know a lot about money, you always have more to learn.”

Brian Zeigler
January 31, 2017

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach – Story County will offer a QuickBooks for Farms and Businesses course to anyone interested in learning how to use QuickBooks for their business on Monday, March 13 from 9:00 am – 3:00 pm. The program will be presented at the Story County Extension and Outreach Office at 220 H Ave in Nevada.

The February 21 class is full.

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January 27, 2017

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach offers nutrition classes to families on limited incomes with children under age 10 or who are expecting a child.

Communities and Business Links

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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • RECAP provides data and research on local economic, demographic, and social trends for business and communities.

  • Data on each county in Iowa including population demographics, education, retail sales, personal income, employment, occupation, housing, and family characteristics.

  • 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.

  • 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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