Community Economic Development

Local Highlights

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February 12, 2021

Rural residents and those who associate with them are encouraged to partake in a webinar series called “Rural Resiliency: Caring for You and Yours,” from 7:30 to 8:45 p.m. on four consecutive Tuesday evenings, March 2, 9, 16, and 23.

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January 7, 2021

Registration is now open for the virtual Midstates Community and Economic Development Conference scheduled for April 8 & 9, 2021.

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December 29, 2020

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach in Woodbury and Plymouth counties are offering a Grant Writing 101 workshop virtually on Wednesday, February 10.

July 1, 2019

Communicating respectfully in a diverse world.

Midstates Community and Economic Development Conference
April 25, 2019

Thursday, September 5, 2019 • Delta Hotels by Marriott South Sioux City Riverfront, 385 E 4th St., South Sioux City, NE • Featured speakers: Scott Siepker and VJ Smith

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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