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Guide Training Ad
September 20, 2021

Join us on Wednesday, October 6th from 10:00am-3:00pm at the Clay County Regional Events Center in Spencer, Iowa for a training designed specifically for tour guides, and businesses offering tours to their patrons. This is a great opportunity to evaluate your tourism impact. The cost to register is $15, and includes materials and lunch. Register online at bit.ly/guide18168. Registration deadline is September 29.

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.

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