Community Economic Development

Local Highlights

September 9, 2020

Derecho damage photoThose looking for help and resources from the derecho damage are invited to the Benton County Assistance Fair on Tuesday, September 22, 2020 at the Benton County Fairgrounds in Vinton.

July 17, 2020

comfort photoQPR (Question. Persuade. Refer.) is a suicide prevention program that teaches participants three steps to help save a life from suicide.  Weekly online program offered from July 21, 2020 to October 27, 2020.

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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