Midstates planning committee seeks rural community success stories

The Midstates Community and Economic Development planning committee is seeking examples of successful development efforts in towns and cities in Iowa, Nebraska and South Dakota.  The committee is looking for people to share their story of what their community did to revitalize and enhance the quality of life for individuals living in their town or city.

The 2011 conference theme will be "The Power of Partnerships" and will focus on such topics as going green, organic businesses, creative financing, innovative youth involvement, leadership, and entrepreneurship.

"If you know of a success story in your community, we want to hear from you," said Iowa State University (ISU) Extension-Woodbury County Program Coordinator Adrienne Jansen. "In the event your story is selected, you will have the opportunity to inspire others by telling your success story at the eleventh annual Midstates Community and Economic Development Conference in South Sioux City, Nebraska." The 2011 conference will be held on Wednesday, March 30 at the Marina Inn in South Sioux City.

Participating communities will enhance this one-day program which incorporates successful strategies and innovative ideas to advance community and rural development in the tri-state area.

If you have a story to tell, please submit a summary of your success story to the attention of Adrienne Jansen, Program Coordinator, Iowa State University Extension-Woodbury County, 4301 Sergeant Road #213, Sioux City, IA  51106 or jansena@iastate.edu. A form for submission may also be downloaded at www.extension.iastate.edu/woodbury. The deadline to submit stories is August 27, 2010.

The Midstates Community and Economic Development planning committee is a joint partnership of fifteen agencies and organizations in Iowa, Nebraska, and South Dakota.

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