Iowa Retail Initiative (IRI)

Storefront Design proposal in Marshalltown, Iowa, by interior design students Cassie Cook and Ashley Goslar.

Senior and graduate students are working in Jefferson, Iowa, during the 2016 spring semester Retail-Scapes studio. The project is sponsored by Jefferson Matters: Main Street.

Iowa Retail Summit

Deborah Tootle, extension specialist and professor of sociology, presents "Making Space for Local Patronage" at the Iowa Retail Summit on June 23.



The Iowa Retail Initiative works to provide and connect Iowa retailers to resources to improve their retail businesses.


Community Engagement:  Student Projects

The Iowa Retail Initiative works with teaching faculty to provide:

  • Assistance to Iowa communities and retailers
  • Real-world learning experiences for ISU students
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