Community Economic Development

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October 10, 2018

 

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Community and Economic Development Newsletter

Community and Economic Development Programs 

SETA - Social and Economic Data is now called Iowa Community Indicators Program (ICIP) and is found here:  https://www.icip.iastate.edu

ReCap (Regional Capacity Analysis Program is now called Iowa Community Indicators Program (ICIP) and is found here:  https://www.icip.iastate.edu

August 10, 2020

This webinar series is intended to address key questions regarding the development of drought in western Iowa, the expectation for continued hot and dry weather, and impacts on row crops and forages. Attendees will be able to better manage livestock and drought-stressed forages, prepare for use of alternative forages, understand important crop insurance and marketing decisions, and plan for harvest of a drought-stressed crop.

August 5, 2020

The farming community is use to the stress that comes from the unpredictable and uncontrollable challenges that jeopardize their production and livelihood.  Agricultural resilience is about equipping farmers with strategies and information that will enable them to absorb and recover from these stresses. Resilience is the ability to bounce back when things do not go as planned.

July 17, 2020

The 2020 Livestock Ribbon Auction will look a bit different. Brock Auction Company, Inc. is donating their time to offer this ribbon auction online for 2020. The Plymouth County Fairboard is facilitating and hosting this livestock ribbon auction. PLEASE NOTE: The time of the auction will run from Monday, August 3 beginning at 9:00 a.m. until Tuesday, August 4 ending at 6:00 p.m.

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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