Community Economic Development

Local Highlights

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April 18, 2019

Applications due April 30 for guaranteed consideration

Emerald Ash Borer Alert
April 3, 2019

Invasive Pest Discovered in Cass County Earlier this Year

writing your retirement paycheck
March 6, 2019

Two session class focused on planning for those retiring within the next 10 years

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March 1, 2019

Second Annual Scholarship Award to Encourage Horticulture Careers

Market Ready Van Logo
January 21, 2019

Provides information on scaling up to sell to wholesale markets; includes panel of area buyers

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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