Community Economic Development

Local Highlights

November 17, 2021

There is an urgent need for area employers to secure high performing and reliable employees for the numerous job openings in our community.

November 17, 2021

There is an urgent need for area employers to secure high performing and reliable employees for the numerous job openings in our community.

April 14, 2021

The three major credit bureaus—Equifax, Experian and TransUnion—will continue to offer a free credit report to consumers each week at AnnualCreditReport.com until April 20, 2022.

April 13, 2021

This week-long campaign aims to help people better manage their personal finances with a focus on those hardest hit by the COVID-19 pandemic.

April 27, 2020

As we learn more about this deadly virus, we question the impact it may have on our food supply.  I’ve listed just a few of the questions people may have and answers from the FDA: (https://www.fda.gov/emergency-preparedness-and-response/coronavirus-disease-2019-covid-19/coronavirus-disease-2019-covid-19-frequently-asked-questions#food).

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.

  • During times of natural disaster, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach offers educational resources to reduce the personal impact of natural disasters, working in partnership with the local, state and federal agencies addressing the disaster. 

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