The Center for Town/Craft is an alliance of Hometown Perry, Iowa, the College of Design at Iowa State University and ISU Extension Community and Economic Development for the purpose of identifying and developing new ideas and strategies that strengthen small communities.

Housed in refurbished historic buildings across from the restored Carnegie Library in Perry, Town/Craft combines the resources of the cultural studies of Hometown Perry, Iowa, the multidimensional outreach network of Iowa State University Extension, and the students, staff and faculty of a nationally prominent school of design into a comprehensive vehicle for envisioning a sustainable future for Iowa towns and surrounding landscapes.