Community Economic Development

Local Highlights

May 16, 2017

882 farmers generated over $48 million in sales, $32 million value-added activity in 2015

May 12, 2017

Making the decision on when to leave a child home alone can be challenging. Parents should consider their child’s maturity level as well as the neighborhood environment and their own flexibility, says Cindy Thompson a human sciences specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

May 9, 2017

As a declining number of Monarch butterflies migrate through the central United States each year, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) is offering a new incentive for farmers to help increase their breeding habitat.

April 5, 2017

Iowa’s economy has relied on agriculture for most of its history. As demand for local food rises statewide, an increasing number of Iowans are engaged in building and expanding the food systems that can meet that demand. They are participating along the entire food-chain spectrum, from beginning farmers, to established commodity farmers diversifying their production, to the distributors and aggregators helping farmers get their products to the ever-growing number of institutional buyers like grocery stores, restaurants, hospitals, and schools.

August 24, 2016

The resources on this page provide information Iowans can use to plan before a flood situation, recover and clean up from flood water damage, and conserve water.

Community and Business Resources for Winneshiek County

Data for Decision Makers

Retail Trade Data for Decision Makers

Area Chamber of Commerce

Program Builder

Program Builder is a web-based marketplace 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.


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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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