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May 23, 2018

Two-day course on Essentials of ArcGIS 10.5 to be offered in August 2018

May 21, 2018

On May 2, Kameron Middlebrooks joined Iowa State University Extension and Outreach’s Community and Economic Development (CED) unit as a community development specialist. Middlebrooks comes to ISU from the Evelyn K. Davis Center in Des Moines, where he was an asset development associate working on economic and community development for small businesses and nonprofits.

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Marketing Hometown America program uses civility to attract new businesses and population to small communities

Businesses close. People move away. It happens everywhere. In rural places these losses seem more devastating, are more lamented, and can feel like a harbinger of future doom. 

Facing these losses, small communities throughout the upper Midwest are trying a happier approach to retaining their quality of life and marketing the value of rural places. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach’s Community and Economic Development (CED) unit is now able to offer the Marketing Hometown America program that has been successfully used by Cooperative Extension programs in Nebraska, South Dakota, North Dakota, and Minnesota to help communities home in on what people are looking for when they choose a place to live and do business.

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