Business & Industry

Local Highlights

March 6, 2017
The Nonprofit Management Academy will hold a course on Nonprofit Management: Volunteer Supervision on Tuesday, March 14 in Keokuk, Iowa. Sue Prochazka of the United Way of the Great River Region Volunteer Center will teach the course. The location of the course has changed and will now be held in the Round Room of the Keokuk Public Library.  
Map of Iowa
March 6, 2017

Starting in March, four Iowa State University Extension and Outreach community development specialists are doing a “tourism blitz” throughout the state of Iowa.

Vegetables
March 6, 2017

A home garden provides fresh produce that family, friends and neighbors can enjoy throughout the growing season. Inevitably, there will be excess produce harvested, providing an easy way to make an impact on a community.

March 6, 2017

Money often plays a role when people are trying to reach their goals or deal with difficult issues in their lives, notes Barb Wollan, a human sciences specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

Lee Ann Shaffer-Smith
February 20, 2017

Iowa State University Extension Lee County welcomes Lee Ann Shaffer-Smith as Program Coordinator.


Statewide Resources

  • Helping the College of Engineering and Iowa State University Extension and Outreach carry out their land-grant university mission to improve the quality of life in Iowa by enhancing the performance of Iowa industry.

  • The Agricultural Marketing Resource Center is an electronic, national resource for producers interested in value-added agriculture. Browse commodities and products, investigate market and industry trends, study business creation and operation, read research results and locate value-added resources.

  • Get information about Iowa's winery and vineyard industry.

  • Hotel, Restaurant, and Institution Management Extension provides resources for the hospitality industry.

  • RECAP provides data and research on local economic, demographic, and social trends for business and communities.

  • Data on each county in Iowa including population demographics, education, retail sales, personal income, employment, occupation, housing, and family characteristics.

  • Reports of recent and historical trends in the local retail trade sector by city.

  • The Iowa Small Business Development Center (SBDC) conducts research, counsels, and trains business people in management, financing, and operating small businesses, and provides comprehensive information services and access to experts in a variety of fields.

  • The ISU Pappajohn Center for Entrepreneurship is a gateway that works in two directions. In one direction, ISU faculty, researchers, and students become connected to the entrepreneurial world. In the other, Iowa's business and entrepreneurial community gain access to an array of resources and information within Iowa State University.

  • Specialists have compiled a list of resources to help you prepare for and recover from natural disasters. Remember to take care of yourself and your family first; then deal with the things lost to the disaster.

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