Community Economic Development

Local Highlights

May 10, 2018

This publication series, titled “The Iowa Watershed Approach,” walks readers through the impact these practices have on flood reduction, water quality, watershed management, wildlife benefits and more.

April 17, 2018

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Week celebrates service for a #StrongIowa

April 16, 2018

Hundreds of junior and senior high-school students competed for prizes, awards and scholarships during the State Science and Technology Fair of Iowa. The fair serves as the first fair of the year as part of the Iowa 4-H Youth Development Program. Look for our Grundy County Recipients below!

April 5, 2018

55 counties in Iowa have confirmed infestations

March 27, 2018

Every Thursday from March 24th, 2018 - September 20th, 2018 - Grundy Center Courthouse Square

Community Economic Development Website:

Center for Industrial Research and Service - CIRS

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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