Innovation at Work: This small Iowa community is planning for the future

The small town of Bancroft, Iowa has a lot to offer. A clean downtown with multiple restaurants and a distillery are busy most nights. The baseball field hosts college and semi-pro leagues during the summer. And community events often raise thousands of dollars for community improvement. That's why Bancroft was recognized as a Shrink Smart community, and researchers at Iowa State are hoping to help more communities just like it improve the quality of life for the people in their towns. For more information on the Shrink Smart initiative, visit