Community Economic Development

Local Highlights

September 18, 2018

Parents of preschool-age children are invited to join “Family Storyteller” for three sessions at the Paullina Public Library on Tuesdays, Nov. 6, Nov. 13 and Nov. 20 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Books, home activity kits, snacks and crafts are all a part of these free fun-filled, enjoyable evenings with your children. The “Family Storyteller” program helps parents prepare their children to succeed in school and watch them grow in independence. Parents learn reading techniques and practice reading books to their children. Additionally, fun language and craft activities complement the books and extend the learning.

August 20, 2018

Iowa State University (ISU) Extension and Outreach will host a “Powerful Tools for Caregivers” course at the First Presbyterian Church in Paullina every Thursday evening from 4:15 p.m. to 5:45 p.m. beginning Oct. 4 through Nov. 8. The program is open to the public and registrations are now being accepted. Over 43.5 million family caregivers in America provide a vast array of emotional, financial, nursing, social, homemaking and other services to older adults or adults with chronic conditions.

September 10, 2018

A Healthy Relationship Education for Professionals Working with Couples, Families and Children will be held Friday, Nov. 9 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Iowa Lakes Community College in Spencer. 

February 2, 2012

Clippings is a weekly newsletter from ISU Extension and Outreach featuring research-based information written by ISU Extension and Outreach program specialists serving Northwest Iowa. 

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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