Clayton County Development Group Receives Ripple Effect Grant

Iowa Network Services (INS), located in West Des Moines, Iowa, announced the award of a $2,500 Ripple Effect grant to the Clayton County Development Group (CCDG)  in Elkader, Iowa. The INS grant was matched with another $2,500 by Alpine Communications, the city’s full-service telecommunication provider. The grant will help fund the development group’s efforts in completing a county-wide housing needs assessment. This study will provide data on the inventory and condition of existing housing in cities throughout the county, and determine the need for new housing construction including owner-occupied and rental projects. Additionally, the study will aid CCDG’s efforts in pursuing funding opportunities for housing projects.

“INS supports Clayton County Development’s leadership in conducting the housing needs study of the cities in the county, we are proud to help fund this effort and pleased we can partner with Alpine Communications,” states Mike Eggley, Chief Operating Officer of INS.

According to Alpine’s General Manager, Chris Hopp, “Our Company’s grant will help CCDG determine the housing needs of the industries in our service territory in the county. The study will help to identify the types of housing required by the employees working within the county. We are proud to be part of this effort.”