Community Economic Development

Local Highlights

Pollinator Walk Series
March 18, 2021

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach of Lee County is collaborating with the Iowa Department of Natural Resources, Lee County Conservation, Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever to offer a Pollinator Walk Series for the following dates: April 17, June 26 and August 28. All sessions will be held on Saturday’s from 10:00 am to 11:30 am at Wilson Lake, 2195 220th Street, Donnellson, IA.

Four Individuals standing in front of grain bin
February 11, 2021

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach of Lee County is offering a five-session course of Women Managing for Today and Tomorrow program. This program will discuss decisions made during business, estate, retirement, and succession planning to form a farm transition plan. Classes will be held on Mondays starting March 8 and continuing March 15, March 22, March 29 and April 5 from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm at the Lee County Extension Office, 414 North Main Street, Donnellson, IA. A light meal will be serve at 5:30 pm.

Person with a bike helmet talking to another person
February 10, 2021

Wellbeing isn’t something to achieve and check off a bucket list. Instead, it’s an ongoing journey that varies with each person. Iowans can find their own way in a new program from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

February 1, 2021

The summer intern is responsible for providing assistance to county staff in the areas of programming, customer service, and public relations/marketing. This position is temporary (approximately June 1 to August 22, 2021) part time (approximately 400 hours) under the supervision of the Program Coordinator. 

Online Child Care Provider Training- Children doing different activities
February 1, 2021

Iowa State University (ISU) Extension and Outreach will offer several online trainings for child care providers this winter. Each training will be offered at two different times and taught by ISU Extension and Outreach Human Sciences Specialists.

Here are some community and economic development links in Lee County & the Region.

Lee County Economic Development http://www.lcedg.com/

City of Fort Madison http://www.fortmadison.com/

Keokuk Chamber http://www.keokukchamber.com/

City of Donnellson http://www.donnellsoniowa.com/

City of West Point http://www.westpointiowa.com

Great River Region (Lee, Henry, Louisa & Des Moines E. D. Partnership) http://www.greatriverregion.com/

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.

  • 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.

  • 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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