Business & Industry

Local Highlights

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February 8, 2017

It will get started on Sunday, February 19 at 2 pm at First United Methodist Church.  4-H staff and volunteers will introduce 4-H and activities to families.  The annual 4-H youth development fee for brand new members of this brand new club this program year is being sponsored by the Story County 4-H Foundation this year.

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February 6, 2017

Do you need trustworthy information on financial topics?  “Of course you do!” says Barb Wollan, ISU Extension and Outreach Human Sciences Specialist in Family Finance.  “Everyone needs trustworthy financial information, no matter what their age, income, or financial experience. The world of finances is always changing, so even if you already know a lot about money, you always have more to learn.”

Brian Zeigler
January 31, 2017

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach – Story County will offer a QuickBooks for Farms and Businesses course to anyone interested in learning how to use QuickBooks for their business on Monday, March 13 from 9:00 am – 3:00 pm. The program will be presented at the Story County Extension and Outreach Office at 220 H Ave in Nevada.

The February 21 class is full.

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January 26, 2017

Money Talk: A Financial Course for Women,” will be offered in Ames beginning Thursday March 23, sponsored by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.   The series will continue weekly through April 27, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

January 3, 2017

Whatever your financial goals, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach offers tools that can help you move forward.

Communities and Business Links

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.

  • 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.

  • Get information about Iowa's winery and vineyard industry.

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

  • RECAP provides data and research on local economic, demographic, and social trends for business and communities.

  • Data on each county in Iowa including population demographics, education, retail sales, personal income, employment, occupation, housing, and family characteristics.

  • Reports of recent and historical trends in the local retail trade sector by city.

  • 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 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.

  • 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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