Business & Industry

Local Highlights

March 21, 2017

We are excited to be partners in the O'Brien County Career Day taking place on April 3, 2017. All sophomores from O'Brien County will have the opportunity to tour 4 industries, and learn about possible internships and careers. Many thanks to the industry and community partners who are taking part in this event!

March 1, 2017

Iowa State University (ISU) Extension and Outreach is now accepting registrants for Annie’s Project, a program focused on empowering women in agriculture, to be held in Sheldon during April and May 2017. Annie’s Project is a six-session course created to guide women in making good decisions for their farm business. It will be held at Northwest Iowa Community College beginning Thursday, Apr. 20 and continuing Tuesday, Apr. 25, and the following Thursdays: Apr. 27, May 4, May 11 and May 18. There will be a meal at 5:30 p.m. and the session will last from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

February 28, 2017

Iowa State University (ISU) Extension and Outreach and Northwest Iowa Community College are excited to offer local Latino families with the opportunity to take part in Juntos para una mejor educación (Together for a Better Education) in Sheldon beginning Mar. 30. Juntos is a series of activities  for middle school students and their families. The goal of the program is to bring families, schools and community members together to help youth succeed in school and identify paths to higher education. 

February 2, 2012

Clippings is a weekly newsletter from ISU Extension and Outreach featuring research-based information written by ISU Extension and Outreach program specialists serving Northwest Iowa. 


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.

  • Specialists have compiled a list of resources to help you prepare for and recover from natural disasters. Remember to take care of yourself and your family first; then deal with the things lost to the disaster.

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