Community Economic Development

Local Highlights

July 1, 2020

Due to restrictions in place due to COVID-19, the Iowa State Extension and Outreach—Allamakee County 4-H Program has created an alternative fair experience for youth exhibitors.

June 16, 2020

This is such a year for the record books. Years from now, we will talk about 2020 and hopefully be reminded of things we learned and how we coped. As our state is consumed with decisions on fairs and tempers are high, it’s important to discuss why Iowa youth participate in 4-H and emphasize the educational benefits of what a 4-H livestock project provides.

Cook Now
June 3, 2020

Nutrition and wellness specialists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach provide quickinar videos for ‘Healthy and Homemade’ meals while saving money and time in the kitchen.

June 21, 2019

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

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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