Business & Industry

Local Highlights

August 11, 2016

Local county offices of ISU Extension and Outreach sponsor food safety certification courses for food service managers and employees.  The training will be held at Great Prairie AEA in Burlington on Thursday, September 22nd, and Tuesday, November 1st. Each class runs from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm with the exam to follow.

June 21, 2016

The Lee County Leadership Program is requesting applications for emerging leaders to participate in the class of 2017! Be a part of something big AND create positive change in your community! 

March 29, 2016

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach of Lee County has much to celebrate during ISU Extension and Outreach Week, March 27 through April 2.

March 22, 2016

ISU Extension and Outreach is partnering with University of Illinois Extension and University of Missouri Extension to bring the Nonprofit Management Academy to the tri-state area! You are invited to participate in one or all of the 12 sessions. CEU's are available, as well as the opportunity to earn a Certificate in Nonprofit Management from Iowa State University.

November 24, 2015

The Mississippi and Des Moines Rivers Confluence Region of Lee County, Iowa, Clark County, Missouri and Hancock County, IL is currently undergoing an economic development planning process funded by USDA Rural Development in partnership with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.


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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