Community Economic Development

Local Highlights

April 12, 2021

The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) along with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach and University of Iowa announce their collaboration to host information sessions about the COVID-19 vaccine.

The Great Iowa Road Trip: Southern Iowa Edition
April 12, 2021

Eager to get out and explore? Help revive Iowa’s small businesses and towns while you discover new favorite places. Our special weekend road trip on April 30-May 1 makes it easy! We will provide your map to fun stops and open doors at small businesses and attractions.

March 5, 2021

This hour and half program on March 31 will feature a panel for those interested in entering agricutlure producation, developing neew enterprises, agri-food systems venture and/or niche markets.

Guide Training & Certification Program 2020
January 27, 2020

This program is specifically designed for staff and volunteers who lead guided programs at Iowa's diverse community tourism assests including but not limited to, museums, parks and conservation areas, historic sites, science centers, agritourism and other tourism related attractions.  Three training locations are being offered in Iowa - Moravia, Pella, & Johnston.


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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