Community Economic Development

Local Highlights

Blast Off
June 24, 2019

As part of the Summer Reading Program 2019, “A Universe of Stories,” the Clear Lake library is holding a day camp for children who have completed Kindergarten through 3rd grade.

June 11, 2019

Opening a farm to visitors carries certain risks, but operators can be proactive.

Guide Training
May 3, 2019

This new program is the first of its kind in Iowa, specifically for staff and volunteers who lead guided programs at Iowa’s Tourism attractions, including, but not limited to museums, nature and conservation areas, argitourism and historic sites.

9:00 am to 3:00 pm - Music Man Square on Thursday, June 13, 2019.  

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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Specialists have compiled a list of resources to help you prepare for and recover from natural disasters. Remember to take care of yourself and your family first; then deal with the things lost to the disaster.

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