Community Economic Development

Local Highlights

Person Writing
December 10, 2020

Over 20 representatives of nonprofits, local government, and other organizations attended a Virtual Grant Writing Workshop on December 8th at 5pm.

November 4, 2020

Representatives of nonprofits, local government, schools and other organizations are encouraged to register for an upcoming Grant Writing Workshop, hosted by Iowa State University (ISU) Extension and Outreach of Kossuth County and the Tietz Entrepreneurial Center at Iowa Lakes Community College.

Flood Area
March 22, 2019

Portions of Iowa were under flood watches and warnings this week, with more rain expected. 

Flooding in Iowa
July 2, 2018

If you’re dealing with the aftermath of heavy rains, we have flooding resources online that can help.

May 25, 2018

#SunRun18 will be stopping at the Hy-Vee parking lot in Algona (intersection of US HWY 18 & 169) on June 14 from 11 am to 1 pm.

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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