Rural Community Success Stories Wanted

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Michael Holton,,(402) 687-2103 ext. 1008
Lyons, Nebraska – 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.
"If you know of a success story in your community, we want to hear from you,” said Sherry McGill, Education Director for Iowa State University Extension-Woodbury County. “In the event your story is selected, you will be provided with an all expense paid trip to South Sioux City, Neb., and have the opportunity to inspire others by telling your success story at the eighth annual Midstates Community and Economic Development Conference.” The 2008 conference will be held on Wednesday, March 19 at the Marina Inn.  
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. The 2008 conference theme will be “Cultivating the Passion” and will focus on such topics as creative financing, innovative youth involvement, leadership, and entrepreneurship.
If you have a story to tell, please submit a summary of your success story to the attention of Sherry McGill, Director, Iowa State University Extension-Woodbury County, 4301 Sergeant Road #213, Sioux City, IA  51106 or  The deadline for submission of stories is July 27, 2007.  
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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