Business & Industry

Local Highlights

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

Shopping bags
July 27, 2016

No sales tax is charged on clothing and footwear items priced under $100

May 16, 2016

Registration is now open for the Iowa Retail Initiative 2016 Summit on Thursday, June 23, from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Reiman Gardens in Ames. This event is free to those who register, but space is limited.

March 4, 2016

 Iowa ranks 51st nationally in entrepreneurship for women and minorities, behind even Puerto Rico.

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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