Community Economic Development

Local Highlights

July 11, 2018

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach welcomes Kalyn Cody, Family Finance Specialist for Region 13, serving Polk, Dallas, Warren and Madison counties.

January 10, 2017

New ISU Extension and Outreach specialist working to spread knowledge of good tree practices

ISU Landscape design
November 15, 2016

Five lessons offered by Iowa State Department of Horticulture

Young man flipping burgers
September 7, 2016

Employment may bring additional benefits to teens and perhaps a few concerns for their parents

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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