Community Economic Development

Local Highlights

ServSafe logo
September 15, 2020

ServSafe®,the national certification program for food service managers, will be held in Donnellson on November 2, 2020. 

September 10, 2020

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach of Lee County is seeking an Office Assistant to ensure clerical and administrative responsibilities are accomplished efficiently. The Office Assistant is the first point of contact with clientele so successful candidates will need to be friendly and energetic. This position requires the individual to have the ability to multi-task, take direction, work as a team, have high organizational skills, be proficient in Microsoft Office programs and communicate effectively in verbal and written form. 

February 12, 2020

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 21, 2020) part time (approximately 400 hours) under the supervision of the Program Coordinator. 

Coffee Cups from the top view
February 11, 2020

** THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. **

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach of Lee County is collaborating with The Kensington to provide a Coffee Club in Donnellson, IA. Coffee Club will be held on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month from 9:00 am to 10:00 am at the Lee County Extension Office, 414 North Main Street, starting March 25.

Green Beans on a plate with gray background
January 28, 2020

Live Healthy Lee County is a collaborative effort between community partners to educate Lee County residents on area walking trails, healthy eating habits, and how to live a healthier lifestyle. As part of this initiative, a Live Healthy Lee County Local Food Guide will be printed and distributed to over 2000 Lee County citizens and visitors for the 2020 growing season and posted online for download. This guide will include local food or beverage producers, farmers markets, food pantries, and restaurants and grocery stores that sell and support local foods regularly.

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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