Latino Business and Community Development

The ISU Extension and Outreach Community and Economic Development (CED) program has been proactively engaging Iowa’s growing Latino population since 2007 and has earned national recognition for its work with Iowa’s Latinos.  Outreach to Latino populations includes community empowerment and leadership development.  Through a partnership with the Iowa Small Business Development Centers CED provides a wide range of assistance to Latino-owned businesses. ISU Extension CED fosters collaborations between design studios and Latino businesses throughout the state to provide assistance with branding and marketing and provides support to student-driven outreach projects in a variety of disciplines that involve Latino populations.  Finally, CED specialists provide diversity training to local employers and community leaders.

Victor Oyervides