Community Economic Development

Local Highlights

January 25, 2021

The Allamakee Dairy Promotion Board are accepting nominations, scholarship applicants, and dairy princess applicants.
 
The Scholarship & Dairy Princess deadline is March 1, 2021.
Dairy nominations deadline is February 22, 2021.
 

December 22, 2020

Allamakee County is looking for a 4-H Summer Program Assistant.

November 4, 2020

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program offers free tax preparation and electronic filing for low to moderate income Iowans. 
Certified community volunteers prepare taxes with computer software and help with special tax credits such as the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), Child Tax Credit, and Credit for the Elderly or Disabled.

February 24, 2021

In Iowa, the COVID-19 pandemic abruptly closed restaurants and schools in March 2020. For farmers selling food to those outlets, it immediately created uncertainty about the upcoming growing season.

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February 8, 2021

Learn how to manage the day-to-day stresses of rural life

 

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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