Community Economic Development

Local Highlights

March 16, 2020

Some individuals are more prone to experience stress reactions if they see or hear repeated messages about the COVID-19 outbreak in the media or online. David Brown, behavioral health state specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, offers suggestions for coping with stress.

May 27, 2020

Ag Decision Maker is a decision-oriented agricultural business web site designed for farmers, lenders, farm managers, agriculture instructors, and others.

March 9, 2020

Families and community growing together. This information is being provided as a courtesy. This list is not intended to be all inclusive. Nor is it intended to be an endorsement of any of the services listed or an indictment against any that may not have been inadvertently named.

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.

  • 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.

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

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

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

  • Specialists have compiled a list of resources to help you prepare for and recover from natural disasters. Remember to take care of yourself and your family first; then deal with the things lost to the disaster.

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