Department of Economics
http://www.econ.iastate.edu/default.asp

Programs Offered

Community Economic Analysis and Education Services
Community and Economic Development Extension and Outreach, College of Agriculture, Department of Economics

Array of community economic analyses for groups, communities, and regions with an interest in understanding their economic structure or in understanding the consequences of economic change.


Iowa Community Indicators Program
Community and Economic Development Extension and Outreach, College of Agriculture, Agriculture Experiment Station, Department of Economics, Department of Sociology

Economic and demographic data and analysis for community development efforts, local needs assessments, and community benchmarking. 

 

Web-based information products include local retail trade analysis reports, demographic and economic indicators, industry studies, and other tools for community analysis.  Standardized data products and reports are available at no charge.  For more in-depth information needs, we offer fee-based research and technical consulting services to communities and groups.  See separate listings for Community Economic Analysis and Education Services and Targeted Industrial Development and Research.  

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Iowa Retail Initiative: Retail Trade Update
Community and Economic Development Extension and Outreach, Agriculture Experiment Station, Department of Economics

Each year the Iowa Retail Trade Analysis reports are updated for Iowa cities and counties. The Retail Trade Update program will summarize trends in retail trade and current retail topics being discussed by Iowa retailers.


Research on Statewide Economic Issues
Community and Economic Development Extension and Outreach, College of Agriculture, Department of Economics

This research focuses on industrial change, regional economies, and other important dynamics of the state''s and nation''s economic structure.


Targeted Industrial Development and Research
College of Agriculture, Department of Economics

This is a regional industrial and economic research service designed to help multi-county groups understand the structure of their shared regional economy and which elements of their regional economy are strong, stable, declining, or emerging.