Business & Industry

Local Highlights

March 18, 2015

Grant-writing workshops designed to help potential applicants understand, develop and submit their federal grant applications for the Farmers' Market and Local Food Promotion Program are being offered in every U.S. state this spring through a unique collaboration among federal, state and regional partners.

March 16, 2015

Keeping you current with the latest research from Iowa State University.

March 13, 2015

A business newsletter for agriculture. 

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March 13, 2015

Choosing care for their children is one of the most important decisions parents will make, and it can be overwhelming. Understanding Iowa’s child care system and regulations can help parents make a child care decision that fits a family.

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March 4, 2015

A website with examples of how Iowa and the country benefit from teaching, research and extension efforts at Iowa State University and the other nation’s land-grant universities has been launched.
 

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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