Business & Industry

Local Highlights

June 2, 2016

Join WLL of Southwest Iowa on Thursday, June 16th to learn details about different kinds of cattle operations and where your beef products come from.

February 10, 2016

ServSafe, the national certification program for food service managers, will be held in Atlantic on March 14, 2016.  To receive more information and registration form, contact ISU Extension and Outreach, Cass County at 712-243-1132 or your local ISU Extension and Outreach office.  Anyone needing to take the recertification exam only may contact the office for more information. Registration is required by March 10.   

February 2, 2016

Women Gaining Ground Conference coming April 30th.  You will laugh, learn and leave filled with excitement and great ideas to take home.  Cost is $25

January 26, 2016

Sidney, Iowa – Fremont and Mills County Pheasants Forever,Fremont County and Mills CountyFarm Service Agencies and Natural Resources Conservation Service is hosting a workshops for landowners who would like to learn more about enrolling your land into Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) signup.

December 29, 2015

Grant Writing 101 at Fremont County Extension office in Sidney

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.

  • Get information about Iowa's winery and vineyard 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.

  • 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.

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

  • 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.

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