The team for Equity, Inclusion, and Respect identifies, develops, and implements programs aimed at helping people, organizations, and governmental bodies identify strategies that make communities more welcoming and civil and engaging places.
Community and Economic Development Knowledge Teams
The Local Economies team strengthens communities by assisting with small-business development and expansion for retailers, entrepreneurs, and those focused in the tourism, agritourism, and local-food sectors.
- Customer Service Workshops
- Grant Writing 101
- Iowa Learning Adventures
- Tourism Group Travel Workshops and Business Consultations
The Civic Engagement and Leadership team enhances community leadership structures and engagement by identifying, training, and connecting established and aspiring organizations and people.
The Local Government team works with local governments to build capacity and create sustainability.
The Data and Technology team provides and supports data and technology to help other knowledge teams identify, discover, visualize, analyze, and interpret conditions, trends, and programmatic impacts.