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IRDC Partners Gather to Celebrate

The Iowa Rural Development Council brought together supporters and sustaining members to celebrate the work of 2021 and what’s to come in 2022.  A reception at the Surety Hotel in Des Moines on January 4 was a chance to ring in the new! Thanks to all who attended, including Lieutenant... Read More →

Power of Connection Grant Awarded to Benefit Postville

  December 6, 2021 For Immediate Release   Power of Connection Grant Awarded to Benefit Postville Development Project Gains $5,000 Support from Rural Initiative   POSTVILLE, IA – A local effort to develop a comprehensive and inclusive plan to lay the foundation for continued success and future growth in Postville... Read More →

IRDC Remembers Jim Erb

Iowa Rural Development Council Mourns Death of Former Charles City Mayor Jim Erb 2021 Rural Hero Honoree Left Deep Impact The Iowa Rural Development Council – and Iowans across the state – are remembering Jim Erb, whose death November 5 at the age of 80 leaves a void among rural... Read More →

Iowa Rural Summit 2021 A Rousing Success; Rural Heroes Honored

The 5th annual Iowa Rural Summit drew almost 250 rural leaders from across Iowa to the campus of Kirkwood Community College in Cedar Rapids August 18-20 for a 2.5 day celebrating of small-town innovation and vision. Rural leaders from as far away as Glenwood, Hastings, Hull and Primghar came to... Read More →

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

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

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!

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 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 →