Community Economic Development

Local Highlights

J with flowers
January 29, 2018

New Location and Format planned for March 17th Event

FLL Logo
October 12, 2017

Cass County 4-H looking to form Robotics Group for 4-8th graders

Solar Car
June 9, 2017

Free open house on Saturday June 10 from 4-6 PM!

SOFA 2017
May 1, 2017

Join other youth from Cass and Adair Counties for the 23rd Annual Speak Out for Agriculture (SOFA) Trip, as we head south to Missouri on June 13 and 14. Bus will fill on a first-come basis, so don't delay in registering!

February 7, 2017

Planning ahead for long term care can make decisions easier on both the caregiver and the care receiver. Finances of Caregiving is a new series of 5 workshops designed to help families plan together for the care receiver’s care. The series begins Tuesday, February 21, and runs for 5 consecutive Tuesdays from 6:30 – 8:30 PM at the Cass County Extension Office in Atlantic.

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.

  • RECAP 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.

  • Nonprofit Management Academies enhance the management skills of those serving nonprofit sector.

  • 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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