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Press Celebrates Clayton County Champion

[Note Iowa Rural Development Council/Power of Connection reference] http://www.claytoncountyregister.com/articles/2021/02/23/going-places-here-home-jenna-pollock Going Places. Here at Home: Jenna Pollock This is one in a series of articles highlighting the latest generation of innovators making a difference in our communities. Conservation director has passion for Clayton County, nature and being positive By Willis Patenaude, Times-Register It’s... Read More →

Power of Connection Grant Awarded to Dysart Day Care

NR_02.22.21_Dysart POC Grant News Release_FINAL February 22, 2021 For Immediate Release   Power of Connection Grant Awarded to Benefit Dysart Community Child Care Facility Project Gains $5,000 Support from Rural Initiative   DYSART, IA – A local effort to meet child care needs has received $5,000 through a Power of... Read More →

Clayton County Secures Power of Connection Grant

NR_02.17.21_Clayton County Conservation POC Grant News Release_v1 (2)   February 22, 2021 For Immediate Release   Power of Connection Grant Awarded to Benefit Clayton County Development Project Gains $5,000 Support from Rural Initiative   ELKADER, IA – A local effort to attract more professionals and families to Clayton County has... Read More →

Energizing Entrepreneurs Zoominar Materials- Feb 5, 2021

Full Slide Deck Don Macke Steve Radley 20NWKS0499_2020AnnualReport_Digital_5_rh_FINAL (2) (1) LIST_ECOMMS_JUNE2020 chatbox notes Zoom recording available to viewers: https://us02web.zoom.us/rec/share/DJpO7bttxkdmYIvqSkd2f10ZJAsb17S8az3OTijWJUKtQsF9g1wtKXQYyKuU49dc.fM12Uf86_ofQ9lJg  passcode: @4VWDW40 Likely Dev Opps FINAL (1) 1-Ord Nebraska An Entrepreneurial Community Final e2 Resources  

Power of Connection Grant Awarded to Benefit Peosta

            January 28, 2021 For Immediate Release   Power of Connection Grant Awarded to Benefit Peosta Development Project Gains $5,000 Support from Rural Initiative   PEOSTA, IA – A local effort to coordinate future planning and create an economic development organization has received $5,000 through... Read More →

Power of Connection Grant Awarded to Benefit St. Ansgar

                       January 28, 2021 For Immediate Release   Power of Connection Grant Awarded to Benefit St. Ansgar Development Project Gains $2,100 Support from Rural Initiative   ST. A NSGAR, IA – A local effort to expand housing and serve other community development needs has received $2,100 through a Power of Connection... Read More →

Power of Connection Grant Awarded to Benefit Winneshiek County

  December 15, 2020 For Immediate Release   Power of Connection Grant Awarded to Benefit Winneshiek County Child Care Facility Project Gains $5,000 Support from Rural Initiative   DECORAH, IA – A local effort to meet child care needs has received $5,000 through a Power of Connection grant administered jointly... Read More →

Glidden Day Care Center Latest ITC/IRDC Grant Recipient

The Iowa Rural Development Council is pleased to announce another recipient of a Power of Connection grant. The program, intended to assist with planning/feasibility studies or project soft-costs is a partnership of IRDC and ITC Midwest. Our latest recipient is Lil’ Wildcat Education Center in Glidden, Iowa, which will get... Read More →

Iowa Women’s Foundation Releases New Child Care Data

Iowa Business and Child Care is a report released this week (10/13/20) that highlights the impact that access to child care has on Iowa business and the overall economy. The Iowa Rural Development Council featured rural child care case studies during its 2019 Rural Summit.  Child care is also emerging... Read More →

Iowa CIO Office Unveils New Broadband Maps

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Friday, September 4, 2020 CONTACT: Gloria Van Rees, 515.782.3661 DES MOINES, Iowa —The Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO) is excited to announce a new DRAFT 2020 broadband availability map of the State of Iowa has been published for public comment. The new map was created... Read More →