Community Economic Development

Local Highlights

April 16, 2019

What is available for local foods in Butler County?  Where can consumers find local products?  Where are producers interested in selling?

Are you a local food producer, farmer's market manager, local food consumer, grocery store manager, restaurant owner in Butler County?  Iowa State University Extension in Butler County and UNI Local Food Program Manager are hosting a networking meeting for those interested in local foods in Butler County.  Anyone is welcome to attend.  The purpose is to identify what is available in Butler County and identify how we can work together. 

Meeting will be held at the Butler County Extension Office in Allison on April 29th at 6:00 pm.  Light supper will be provided. Anyone is interested is encouraged to attend! RSVP by April 25th to Holly Merritt, Butler County Extension Director at 319-267-2707 or


March 26, 2019

Floods are one of the most common and most costly, natural disasters.  Preparing for flood situations can minimize injury to yourself and your family and speed the recovery process.  These resources will help you prepare and recover from flooding situations. For many helpful links on our disaster recovery web page click HERE.

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.

Data for Decision Makers 

Butler County Government

Butler County Econcomic Development


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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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