Community Economic Development

Local Highlights

August 10, 2022

On Wednesday, August 31 there will be an agritourism bus tour with stops at 4 operations in central Iowa; Brewer Family Farms, Wills Family Orchard, Upstream Gardens & Orchard and Iowa Flower Farm. Could you share this opportunity with farmers, acreage owners and Extension personnel in your county who may be interested? The tour bus will leave Ames at 8:30 a.m. and will return to Ames at 4 p.m. Seating is limited to one bus, so participants should register as soon as possible by visiting https://www.visitiowafarms.org/register.

A Quick Reference to Butler County Residents- Be sure to check out all the links at "Resources from ISU Extension" on this page for more information.

Butler County Government

Butler County Econcomic Development

Education:

Cities: (web pages available at present)

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.

  • ICIP provides data and research on local economic, demographic, and social trends for business and communities.

  • Reports of recent and historical trends in the local retail trade sector by city.

  • 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.

  • Data on each county in Iowa including population demographics, education, retail sales, personal income, employment, occupation, housing, and family characteristics.

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