Business & Industry

Local Highlights

Linn County Celebrating 100 Years 1915-2015
January 14, 2015

During 2015 we're celebrating 100 years of extension work in Linn County!

Restaurant Food safety certification course Cedar Rapids Iowa
December 24, 2014

ServSafe is a one day certification course on food safety designed for restaurants and food handlers. It will be offered in Cedar Rapids during 2015.

workplace wellness program
September 13, 2013

Check out a program we offer to do on-site for businesses to help keep their employees happy and healthy and ultimately increase the productivity.  Investing in Employee Wellness Is Good Business!

ISU Linn County Extension has moved to Cedar Rapids from Marion
December 3, 2012

ISU Extension Linn County is officially part of Cedar Rapids!  Come visit us at our new location on Collins Road - close to Lindale Mall.

make your office greener use cloth napkins
October 4, 2012

I have had fun watching the gradual “greening” of  our office practices over the last few years.   As staff come and go it is interesting to see which practices have been introduced, which ones go away after an individual leaves and which ones stick around.  Could your office implement some of these ideas to make it "greener"?

ISU Extension advances healthy economies. We encourage growth by supporting community development and expanding business activity.

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.

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

  • 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.

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

  • 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.

  • 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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