Community Economic Development

Local Highlights

Ben Winchester event flyer
October 30, 2020

Tune in online, at no cost, to listen to a very thought-provoking and entertaining presenter touch on the future of rural communities. It will be a three-part series involving discussions on the rural narrative, recruiting more residents, and housing in our community.

Buy. Eat. Live Healthy Logo
October 19, 2020

Teach Nutrition Online & In Groups!

ISU Extension is searching for a self-starter to provide an Extension education program at Louisa County and Muscatine County!

Louisa Development Group Logo
March 18, 2020

Please Remember to Support Local Business! Many local food and beverage establishments are offering carryout, curbside pickup and delivery options!  And here is a list of addresses & numbers to make it easy for you!! (Click on the Blue "Let's Support Our Louisa Businesses!!" above!

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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