Business & Industry

Local Highlights

ISU Landscape design
November 15, 2016

Five lessons offered by Iowa State Department of Horticulture

Iowa agritourism
October 3, 2016

Website is database of Iowa farms open to the public and offers agritourism support to farms

Young man flipping burgers
September 7, 2016

Employment may bring additional benefits to teens and perhaps a few concerns for their parents

Man holding fish
July 29, 2016

Webinar to discuss managing ponds for both recreation and food production

Service person saluting
July 29, 2016

Panel featuring special guest Sen. Joni Ernst to discuss programs serving veterans

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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