Community Economic Development

Local Highlights

The Adventure Comes to YOU
May 21, 2018

Cass County One of Two Locations Statewide for “The Adventure Comes to You: Latest in Literacy” Worskhop. Register now to reserve your seat!!

SOFA 24 Bus
May 9, 2018

SOFA (Speak Out for Agriculture) Trip is Set for June 13-14th. Register by May 15th to save your seat on the bus!

Iowa Master Gardeners
April 10, 2018

$1,000 scholarship available, applications due April 27

Master Gardener Logo
March 29, 2018

Applications due April 24 to fund projects to benefit local community

J with flowers
January 29, 2018

New Location and Format planned for March 17th Event

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.

  • Provides opportunities for youth to develop skills they can use now and throughout their life, empowering them to reach their full potential working and learning in partnership with caring adults.

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