Community Economic Development

Local Highlights

August 23, 2019

The Madison County Extension Office in partnership with Madison County Development Group will be hosing a Grant Writing 101 Workshop on January 23rd. 

June 26, 2019

Sometimes life gives you a lot to handle, but you don’t have to handle everything on your own. Iowa Concern is a free service connecting Iowans with information to help them navigate through a variety of life circumstances.

March 4, 2016

 Iowa ranks 51st nationally in entrepreneurship for women and minorities, behind even Puerto Rico.

February 17, 2016

According to the Administration for Children and Families, more than 7,000 Iowa children under age 6 are experiencing homelessness, says Jenna Pattee, a human sciences intern with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

February 4, 2016

Iowa State University students help Marshalltown retailers market their products

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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Comprehensive information on manure management, research and application for Iowa.

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