Community Economic Development

Local Highlights

Poster with photos of people in ethnic dress and potluck table
April 22, 2019

Community potluck at STC Elementary School on May 5 will feature the creative art work of area students and music by Los Aliados. 

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October 28, 2018

Iowa voters in every county have the opportunity to elect five members to their county’s Iowa State University Extension and Outreach council in the Nov. 6 general election.

June 6, 2011

In general, Iowans find Iowa State University Extension resources helpful. But Sometimes a human voice and an immediate response to a question or concern are needed - then Iowans turn to ISU Extension hotlines

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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