Community Economic Development

Local Highlights

July 30, 2020

DO YOU WANT TO MAKE CHANGE HAPPEN IN YOUR COMMUNITY?

May 5, 2020

Since 1949, the month of May has been observed as Mental Health Month in the United States and it’s now as important as ever to raise awareness about making mental health a priority and to stop the stigma and misunderstanding that still exists.

April 22, 2020

 QPR is a suicide prevention program that teaches participants three steps to help save a life from suicide.

March 18, 2020

Contact your county office for information on specific events

Statewide Resources

  • ISU Extension assists Iowa communities in planning and encouraging sustainable community and economic development that lead to positive quality of life for all citizens.

  • ICIP provides data and research on local economic, demographic, and social trends for business and communities.

  • Reports of recent and historical trends in the local retail trade sector by city.

  • Helping the College of Engineering and Iowa State University Extension and Outreach carry out their land-grant university mission to improve the quality of life in Iowa by enhancing the performance of Iowa industry.

  • The CVC facilitates networking among small and medium size rural communities, sponsors policy analyses, engages communities in dialogue, and fosters discussion among rural and urban interests.

  • Data on each county in Iowa including population demographics, education, retail sales, personal income, employment, occupation, housing, and family characteristics.

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