Community Economic Development

Local Highlights

Master Gardener Logo
April 20, 2021

Applications Due by April 30 for consideration. Grant money to be used in the 2021 growing season, to encourage gardening to grow food for education or donation, and/or for gardening projects to improve local communities. The money may also be used for gardening education purposes. 

Grow Another Row Cass County
February 24, 2021

AmeriCorps Funded Position will help coordinate food rescue county-wide

Position runs from April-November of 2021- Application now open

Commercial Applicators
September 11, 2020

Entry not guaranteed if no pre-registration, due to capacity limitations

Healthy Cass County
April 14, 2020

Resource Guide a Collaboration between Healthy Cass County, Cass County ISU Extension, and Cass County Local Food Policy Council 

Grow Another Row Cass County
April 6, 2020

Partnership Program Encourages Residents to grow and share excess produce in 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.

  • 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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