Developing a Quality Life in Cedar County, Iowa  

Small Town Challenges

August 4, 2015


Sense of community slipping in small town Iowa

“While a majority of residents describe their community as safe and friendly, Iowa State University researchers found attitudes about certain amenities and the level of community involvement have declined.”

-Iowa State University News 


The article by Iowa State University researchers points out the challenges for many small communities including those in Cedar County.  It indirectly points out the importance to have the conversation of what type of future we want for ourselves and find ways to leverage those conversations into action.  


 The survey and the case studies were funded by a grant from the USDA National Institute for Food and Agriculture. The full report of the survey findings is available here.

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