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Rural Summit to Welcome 230 Attendees, 60+ Rural Communities

August 17, 2021 9:38 am Published by Comments Off on Rural Summit to Welcome 230 Attendees, 60+ Rural Communities

The 5th annual Iowa Rural Summit will kick off tomorrow afternoon, Wednesday August 18, with more than 200 attendees from every corner of the state. The Summit, hosted by the Iowa Rural Development Council, will feature site visits to rural businesses, keynote speakers, panel discussions and break-out sessions focused on... Read More →


Iowa Rural Summit Final Agenda Announced

July 28, 2021 1:57 pm Published by Comments Off on Iowa Rural Summit Final Agenda Announced

IRDC is pleased to share the detailed 2021 Iowa Rural Summit agenda.  There are almost 50 experts who will be sharing their insights and experiences on a series of topics of special interest to those living and working in rural communities. Rural Summit 2021 Final You’ll see topics ranging from... Read More →


IRDC Zoominar on Cybersecurity is Available on Video

July 22, 2021 12:10 pm Published by Comments Off on IRDC Zoominar on Cybersecurity is Available on Video

The July IRDC Zoominar “Cybersecurity for Small Organizations” presented by Pratum CEO Dave Nelson is up on the IRDC YouTube Channel. If you missed the session and want to get insights into protecting you, your business or your organization from hackers, malware and other threats – go HERE Thanks to... Read More →


July IRDC Zoominar to Focus on Cybersecurity!

June 30, 2021 3:41 pm Published by Comments Off on July IRDC Zoominar to Focus on Cybersecurity!

Plan to join the Iowa Rural Development Council for its monthly Zoominar on Thursday, July 22 at 9am.  A Zoom link will be sent out in mid-July Cybersecurity Basics for Small Organizations with Dave Nelson Colonial Pipeline. JBS. Iowa’s own DMACC?! Hacker-driven headlines can make the bad guys sound unstoppable. If ransomware... Read More →


5th Annual Iowa Rural Summit Registration is Open!

June 23, 2021 8:45 am Published by Comments Off on 5th Annual Iowa Rural Summit Registration is Open!

    June 21, 2021 For Immediate Release     Registration Opens for 2021 Iowa Rural Summit 5th Annual Gathering to Highlight Key Issues, Opportunities   CEDAR RAPIDS, IOWA – Registration is open  for the fifth annual Iowa Rural Summit, to be held August 18-20 at the Hotel at Kirkwood... Read More →


UNI EDA University Center Zoominar Available to View

May 27, 2021 11:03 am Published by Comments Off on UNI EDA University Center Zoominar Available to View

Click here to see the May 27 IRDC Zoominar with James Hoelscher and Karla Organist of UNI, Jill Lippincott of IEDA and Mark Reinig of CIRAS.  Find the Power Point slide deck at UNI IRDC Zoominar May 27


Mount Ayr Day Care Awarded Power of Connection Grant

April 13, 2021 2:44 pm Published by Comments Off on Mount Ayr Day Care Awarded Power of Connection Grant

NR_04.08.21_Mount Ayr POC Grant News Release_FINAL   April 13, 2021 For Immediate Release   Mount Ayr Day Care Awarded Power of Connection Grant Center Relocation Assessment Gains $5,000 Support from Rural Initiative   MOUNT AYR, IA – For 24 years, the Ringgold County Child Care Center (RCCC) has been providing... Read More →


2021 Rural Summit Keynote Speakers Announced

April 8, 2021 1:11 pm Published by Comments Off on 2021 Rural Summit Keynote Speakers Announced

                              A former Iowa legislator and a one-time Saturday Night Live cast member will serve as keynote bookends at the 2021 Iowa Rural Summit, set for August 18-20 at the Hotel Kirkwood in Cedar Rapids. Helen... Read More →


Partners for Rural America 2020 Annual Report

April 5, 2021 3:47 pm Published by Comments Off on Partners for Rural America 2020 Annual Report

See the work of all active state rural development councils in this 2020 annual report. Fast forward to Iowa and see what we wanted to highlight for the past year!! PRA 2020 Annual Report


IRDC March Zoominar – Making Rural Projects Happen

March 26, 2021 1:07 pm Published by Comments Off on IRDC March Zoominar – Making Rural Projects Happen

You can find the recording of the IRDC’s March “Zoominar” on our IRDC YouTube Channel. The presenter .ppt slide decks are below! Stanton Slides Maquoketa IRDC slides 3.26.21 Hot Air Brewing – 212 N. Maple – Creston, IA-1   Thanks to all who joined us and to our presenters!  Here... Read More →