Business & Industry

Local Highlights

November 30, 2016

Join Pocahontas County Conservation Staff in creating wreaths, swags, and ornaments from the wonderful art store of nature!!

November 28, 2016

Simple Christmases that are low on cost but high on meaning are possible according to Carol Ehlers, a human sciences specialist in family finance with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. 

In fact, she says a $10 limit per person is possible by carefully planning holiday spending.

November 22, 2016

Final results of Iowa’s Official Variety Trials are now available to the public at www.croptesting.iastate.edu. View all entrants, the hybrids or varieties entered and the districts and tests in which the entries were placed.

November 21, 2016

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach is offering a farm business succession workshop to help farm families begin important conversations and start putting transition plans on paper. The workshop is Feb. 17-18, 2017, in Fort Dodge.

November 17, 2016

The holiday season is almost here, and with it comes Christmas tree season. Having a fresh-cut Christmas tree is a popular tradition, but it can come with some issues regarding proper selection and care.


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.

  • The Value Added Agriculture Program (VAAP) provides unbiased, science-based information to help establish or expand agricultural-related businesses in Iowa.

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