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Our bimonthly newsletter, Community Matters Now, highlights the work of ISU Extension and Outreach Community and Economic Development (CED) to foster thriving, resilient Iowa communities and economies. Our efforts matter now more than ever.
 

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Volume 13 Issue 8

  • Community and Economic Development teams share their top five 2022 highlights
  • Greetings for our new program director
  • Erin Olson-Douglas joins Community and Economic Development unit as program director
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Lisa Switkin, senior principal at James Corner Field Operations in New York, studies a drawing during the MICD in Des Moines. Photo by Jake Sternquist.

Volume 13 Issue 7

  • Community and Economic Development offers updated ArcGIS Pro workshops
  • Greetings from the Data and Technology team
  • American Community Survey provides one- and five-year estimates on population and housing
  • From a pandemic to advances in technology: how current conditions have impacted the 2020 Census
  • Indicators Program offers Data Literacy workshops
  • Young Scholars program uses the power of data to assist Iowa communities
  • Data and Technology team projects planned for 2023
  • Call for proposals for the 2023 DSPG Young Scholars Program
  • Community and Economic Development's Data team creates 'Languages Spoken in Iowa' website
  • Updated GIS task sheets will be e-accessible and offer new content
  • Data for Decision Makers reports provide city, county, and regional profiles
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Volume 13, Issue 6

  • Community and Economic Development hosts Rural Housing Readiness Assessment workshop
  • Greetings from our guest editors
  • CED partners with statewide organizations to offer education and resources on public finance
  • ISU College of Design, City of Des Moines co-host Mayor's Institute on City Design
  • Advanced-level grant writing workshop now available
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large group of people sitting in an assessment workshop

Volume 13, Issue 5

  • Facilitator (can't) heal thyself: the strategic planning process from a participant's point of view
  • Well wishes from the director
  • Extension specialists help task force work toward racial equity
  • Community and Economic Development staff recognized for professional achievements
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adults participating in a classroom setting

Volume 13, Issue 4

  • County extension staff to deliver Marketing Hometown America
  • Spring brings new people, program, and views
  • Reinig brings wealth of economic development experience to Extension and Outreach
  • Community and Economic Development offers new cultural competency program
  • Two soon-to-be ISU grads to join Community and Economic Development team
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Volume 13, Issue 3

  • Art & design publications offer guidance on creative community engagement
  • Extension Store has a wealth of online resources
  • Toolkit offers guidance to food businesses interested in processing specialty crops
  • Community and Economic Development's Iowa Retail Initiative offers social media tips for retailers
  • Fact sheets and annual sentiment survey address housing needs and issues in Iowa
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POW! Yarn Bomb

Volume 13, Issue 2

  • Happy holidays from ISU Extension and Outreach Community and Economic Development
  • Community Visioning celebrates 25 years of programming in Iowa's small communities
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Covered red bridge in forest covered in snow

Volume 13, Issue 1

  • Eggers, Padilla begin community and economic development careers under pandemic lockdown
  • From the Director: Introducing the newest members of our team
  • Weinand joines Community and Economic Development unit as leadereship specialist
  • Seaberg joins Community and Economic Development unit as industry extension specialist
  • Henderson joins Community and Economic Development's Local Government and Housing Team
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Headshot of Eggers and Padilla

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