Community Economic Development

Local Highlights

December 14, 2017

 Full time position with office hours of 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.  

November 1, 2017

Sessions scheduled across Iowa during November and December

November 1, 2017

 The Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Women in Ag Leadership Conference will be held Nov. 27-28 at the Iowa State Center – Scheman Building, Ames, Iowa. The cost to participate in the intensive leadership workshops on Monday evening is $20. The cost to participate in the full-day conference on Tuesday is $30 for students with college/university identification and $60 for all others. Online registration is now available.

October 20, 2017

The 2017 Integrated Crop Management Conference will be held Nov. 29-30 at the Scheman Building in Ames, Iowa. The conference will consist of 41 workshop topics and eight invited guest speakers from industry and five state universities — Colorado State University, Purdue University, University of Minnesota, University of Missouri and University of Illinois. Iowa State University faculty and extension specialists along with invited guests will provide research results, updated management recommendations, and information on current and future crop production issues.

October 18, 2017

Iowa Learning Farms, along with the Middle Cedar Watershed Project, will host a cover crop and soil conservation field day on Wednesday, Nov. 8. The 12-2 p.m. field day will be held at the Jim Lindaman farm, rural Aplington. The event is free and open to the public and includes a complementary meal.

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.

  • Provides opportunities for youth to develop skills they can use now and throughout their life, empowering them to reach their full potential working and learning in partnership with caring adults.

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