From revitalizing Main Street and renovating a library to creating river trails and improving water quality, the possibilities for increasing local tourism and quality of life seemed limitless to Lyon County residents after viewing their county through the eyes of 28 Iowa State University design students.
Equip your local independent retail, invest in your local economy
A list of resources to encourage retail health and vitality from city / district scale to individual retail stores.
Resources related to Iowa Retail Initiative Coaching
Iowa State University invites communities to take part in the Iowa Retail Initiative and build the support network that local retail needs to thrive.
Iowa Retail Initiative, administered by ISU Extension and Outreach, is a three-part program designed to strengthen independent retail in Iowa communities. Extension community and economic development specialists provide training and coaching to strengthen the local economy.