Community Economic Development

Local Highlights

Mental Health Awareness Month
April 25, 2022

In recognition of Mental Health Awareness Month in May, member of Healthy Cass County Coalition are highlighting mental health programs, trainings, and resources available to people in Cass County. From crisis resources, to local events, to custom programs - find what works for you.

Each year millions of Americans face the reality of living with a mental illness. During Mental Health Awareness Month, and all year long, Cass County Extension, and all of our partners in the Healthy Cass County Coaltition want you to know that you are not alone!

Master Gardener Logo
April 21, 2022

Applications Due by May 4 for consideration. Grant money to be used in the 2022 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. 

Commercial Applicators
December 2, 2021

Re-Shows must be scheduled by December 17 in Cass County to be guaranteed availability. Call or email to schedule today!

Grow Another Row Cass County logo with carrots
August 7, 2021

Grow Another Row Cass County has released its pick-up and drop-off schedule for 2021, and is now accepting local fresh produce donations across the county through October 1.

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

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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