Community Economic Development

Local Highlights

May 10, 2021

With planting season underway, expect to encounter slow moving equipment

May 4, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a profound and lasting effect on the mental health and wellbeing of people across Iowa and around the world. Now that vaccinations are becoming widely available, many individuals are feeling a sense of relief that may be unfounded, said David Brown, behavioral health specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

2019 Allamakee County Dairy Royalty
April 22, 2021

The annual celebration recognizes the importance of the dairy industry in Allamakee County and the contributions dairy families make to this important industry.

Iowa Nature
April 15, 2021

New series is a one-stop shop for educational materials about nature

April 15, 2021
Team hopes to study and serve the needs of female landowners


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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