Community Economic Development

Local Highlights

2018 Allamakee County Fair Royalty Team
June 10, 2019

The Allamakee County Fair Queen applications will be found in the Waukon and Postville newspapers or

Dairy Cows
June 3, 2019

Visitors will get a first-person look at life on a dairy farm, and can also taste some dairy products

May 23, 2019

The 2019 Open Class Exhibit Building booklet and event listings, now available online!  We look forward to seeing you at the fair.

May 20, 2019

Kindness means being friendly, generous and considerate. The definition focuses on what an individual can do to make someone else feel better, says Lori Hayungs, a human sciences specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

Logo of Iowa Farm To School Conference
May 14, 2019

The goal of the conference, sponsored by the Iowa Farm to School Network, is to support and inspire those interested in beginning or expanding farm to school and farm to early care and education programming in their schools and communities.


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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