Community Economics Program

This program provides customized economic analysis products to help communities and other organizations in Iowa better understand their economy in order to make informed decisions. Together, Extension Sociology and Extension Economics have the data and tools to address economic issues and “what-if” scenarios at both the local and state level. Products and services include: (1) industry sector and retail analysis, (2) target industry and cluster analysis, (3) economic and fiscal impact analysis, (4) occupational analysis and career guidance, (5) skills-gap and knowledge-gap analysis, (6) conducting business and customer surveys, and (7) training on regional economics and economic development practice.

For more information, please contact Dr. David Peters.

Publications

Labor Vacancy and Assessment for Groton, South Dakota - 2009

David J. Peters, Research Report, March 2010

Labor Vacancy and Assessment for Wayne, Nebraska - 2009

David J. Peters, Research Report, April 2010

Labor Vacancy and Assessment for Underwood, North Dakota - 2009

David J. Peters, Research Report, April 2010

Labor Vacancy and Assessment for Sidney, Nebraska - 2009

David J. Peters, Research Report, April 2010

Assessment for Edgemont and Hot Springs, South Dakota - 2009

David J. Peters, Research Report, June 2010

An Exploration of Green Job Policies, Theoretical Underpinnings, Measurement Approaches, and Job Growth Expectations

David J. Peters, Liesl Eathington, and David Swenson. Oct. 2010

Ethanol Profit Margins - March 2009

David J. Peters, March 2009

Iowa State and Local Taxes in 2006: National Comparisons

David J. Peters, March 2009

Ethanol Policy-Profit Nexus: What Does the Future Hold?

Presented to the 72nd Annual Meeting of the Rural Sociological Society in Madison, Wisconsin on Aug. 1, 2009.
Dr. David Peters, Ph.D.

Cheyenne County Consumer Preference Analysis: Consumer Insights to Support Community Economic Revitalization Efforts

David Peters, Ph.D., Rebecca Vogt

Will Ethanol Plants Go Bust? Measuring Local Impacts of the Bioeconomy

Presented Sept. 9th, 2008 in Ames, IA
Dr. David Peters, Ph.D.