Community Economic Development

Local Highlights

July 21, 2015

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Plymouth County and USDA Rural Development will be partnering to offer a Solar Energy Conference on September 2, 2015, at the Le Mars Convention Center from 9:30 am until 3 pm.

November 25, 2014

A new report points to strong economic impacts of local food in Iowa – more than $22 million in sales at the farm gate and at least 171 new jobs over the past two years – and explains how local food coordinators are contributing to this growth in their communities.

Join us for a night of great food and entertainment at Luciano's!
October 24, 2014

You are cordially invited to a dinner at Luciano's on November 10, with proceeds going to the new building that will help Woodbury County Extension and Outreach better serve the community.

October 24, 2014

Woodbury County Extension and Outreach will be holding a program overview meeting for the 2014 Farm Bill.

October 23, 2014

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach is offering two Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) workshops in Sioux City in November.

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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