Community Economic Development

Local Highlights

May 2, 2020

Most Iowa State University Extension and Outreach events throughout the state March 16 through April 4 have been canceled. When possible, some activities may be conducted virtually using video or teleconferencing.

March 4, 2016

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

February 4, 2016

Iowa State University students help Marshalltown retailers market their products

February 3, 2016

Thanks to a new Iowa State University Extension and Outreach data center, anyone with access to the Internet can find, use and visualize information about Iowa with ease.

November 18, 2015

Iowa Master Gardeners will receive support to fight against hunger, poor nutrition

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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