Business & Industry

Local Highlights

November 22, 2016

Five Story County residents were elected to the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Story County Council in the Nov. 8 general election. They areTim Couser-Nevada, Megan Jedlicka-McCallsburg, Melissa McEnany-Ames, Leonard Foley-Huxley and MaryAnn Gardner-Nevada.

November 18, 2016

The Story County Extension Office will not be allowing reshows of Commercial Pesticide Applicator Training - Continuing Instruction Courses (CIC) after Thursday December 15th.

November 14, 2016

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach – Story County will offer networking program that helps women interested in starting or expanding a value added ag business beginning Friday, February 3, 2017.

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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