Community Economic Development

Local Highlights

We are moving!
August 31, 2019

We have exciting news to share!  The Muscatine County Extension Office will be moving in September 2019.  Find out how you can be a part of this exciting new adventure!

Grand Opening
September 24, 2019

Join us for our Grand Opening events at our new location, 1601 Plaza Place, October 7 - 11, 2019

Women, Land, & Legacy
August 24, 2019

A Women, Land & Legacy Chapter for Cedar, Muscatine, and Scott County has been established as a community for women to share with other women about land and farm ownership and care, connect with organizations in Cedar, Muscatine, and Scott Counties that offer services and programs, and grow a support network in the region with women caring for the land.

ServSafe®
February 28, 2019

For restaurants, foodservice managers and workers, ServSafe® is the food safety certification course developed by the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation and is one of several recognized by the Conference on Food Protection. The 8-hour course concludes with a certification exam. Iowa regulations require the person in charge of a foodservice to have demonstrated knowledge of food safety principles; ServSafe® certification is one way to demonstrate this knowledge.

Tomatos
October 23, 2018

For the third consecutive year, the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Master Gardener program partnered with food pantries across Iowa in an effort to reduce food insecurity in the state.

Data for Decision Makers

These publications are available as information derived from data from the US Bureau of Census.  All are available on-line or from the Muscatine County Extension Office.

Agricultural Data for Decision Makers

Child and Family Data for Decision Makers

Data for Decision Makers, Muscatine County Population Data

Employment and Earnings Data for Decision Makers

Older Iowans Data for Decision Makers

Retail Data for Decision Makers

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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Data on each county in Iowa including population demographics, education, retail sales, personal income, employment, occupation, housing, and family characteristics.

  • 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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