Community Economic Development

Local Highlights

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July 8, 2019

Working with food means working with people, and as communities, schools and organizations look to grow their food programs, they can count on the resources of the Food Systems Team with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. 

June 21, 2019

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach offers ServSafe®  food safety certification classes.

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May 8, 2019

Monarch butterflies receive a great deal of attention these days. While children chase the vibrant orange-black fluttering across yards and gardens, adults are paying attention and taking actions to increase milkweed stands and native plantings in hopes of rebuilding monarch populations.

October 8, 2018

The 4-H Circle of Friends funds help support youth educational activities within the county, region, and state. The fund also supports community service projects, awards, and scholarships, and educational materials for adults working with youth.

 

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.

  • 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.

  • ICIP 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.

  • 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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