Community Economic Development

Local Highlights

Cole Madsen Scholarship Presentation
June 6, 2018

Cole Madsen, E-EHK Grad, Awarded $1,000 Scholarship to Pursue Horticulture Education

food in garbage can
May 29, 2018

Any local business or organization that handles food is invited to take the survey before June 11! Help us understand what you already do, and what you'd like to see happen with the "extra" food we create!

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

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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