Business & Industry

Local Highlights

October 9, 2015

People who believe that nobody vacations in Iowa, that it’s just flyover country, and that even people who live here go somewhere else on vacation are wrong. Very wrong.

October 9, 2015

Resources help farm tenants and landowners negotiate rental agreements

October 6, 2015

Training offers tips on high tunnel construction and operation

September 25, 2015

Iowa Farm and Rural Life Poll examines farm succession plans

September 25, 2015

Everyone loves local food and farmers markets, but emotions can run high when city councils discuss the merits of allowing goats, chickens and even food trucks within municipal boundaries.

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.

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

  • 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.

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

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

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

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

  • Grain handling, agricultural machine design, precision farming systems, soil tillage and management, and agricultural drainage.

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