Business & Industry

Local Highlights

July 21, 2015

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Plymouth County and USDA Rural Development will be partnering to offer a Solar Energy Conference on September 2, 2015, at the Le Mars Convention Center from 9:30 am until 3 pm.

June 25, 2015

Informational Workshops Offered Across Northwest Iowa from July 23 through July 3. 

Thursday, July 23  -   Le Mars  - 6:30pm: LeMars Convention Center Lower Level

June 16, 2015

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach (ISUEO) Plymouth County, USDA Rural Development, and the Iowa Energy Center will be partnering for a Solar Energy Conference on September 2, 2015 at the Plymouth County Extension Office located in the upper level of the Le Mars Convention Center.

May 11, 2015

Minimize food safety risks at Farmers Markets through free online courses

December 8, 2014

Slides from the December 3rd Farm Bill Meeting : Farm Bill 2014 and your ARC-PLC Decisions


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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