Community Economic Development

Local Highlights

Iowa Municipal Professionals Institute
September 17, 2021

Registration is now open for the fall Iowa Municipal Professionals Institute, scheduled for Oct. 6-8 in a virtual format. The session is cosponsored by the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Office of State and Local Government Programs and the Iowa League of Cities.

Cyday Friday
September 9, 2021

ISU Extension and Outreach - Woodbury County will be celebrating CyDay Friday four times this fall in the community. The events will take place in Sioux City (Sept. 10 - The Wheelhouse), Moville (Oct. 1 - Crankshaft), Sloan (Oct. 22 - Uncommon Grounds) and Correctionville (Nov. 5 - The Stirring @ 403).

Agency Summit
September 2, 2021

Several local agencies and nonprofit organizations will be sharing information about services provided to the Siouxland area on September 20 as part of an Agency Summit. The Agency Summit will run from 8:30 to 4 p.m. and take place at the Rocklin Conference Center on the campus of Western Iowa Tech. The event is sponsored by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach – Woodbury County, the Community Action Agency of Siouxland and Mid-Step Services.

July 15, 2021

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach's Annual Farmland Leasing Meetings for agriculture property owners, tenants, ag business representatives and lenders will be held at 11 different locations through early August with Woodbury County hosting an event on August 10.

Midstates Community and Economic Development Conference logo
March 25, 2021

The Midstates Community and Economic and Development Conference committee has announced the speaker lineup and schedule for its 2021 virtual event. The Midstates conference works to advance community and economic development in the tri-state region (Iowa, Nebraska, South Dakota) through a partnership of public, private and non-profit organizations.

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.

  • During times of natural disaster, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach offers educational resources to reduce the personal impact of natural disasters, working in partnership with the local, state and federal agencies addressing the disaster. 

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