Business & Industry

Local Highlights

April 6, 2020

We take serving Iowans seriously, which is why we are prioritizing the health and safety of our community and staff, and closing our office to the public until further notice. If you have any needs or would like to confirm information or programming, please call our office at 319-267-2707 or email xbulter@iastate.edu.

Thank you for your understanding in this unprecedented time.

April 1, 2020

 Check out our disaster recovery resources page HEREThis includes resources for COVID-19, Drought, Fire, Flooding, and Severe Weather. 

December 20, 2019

ServSafe Food Safety Training classes are being offered in Black Hawk County throughout 2020 for certification for food service managers and workers.  Attached is the brochure for more information and registraion information.  Registration is required at least three weeks prior to class date. Click on above link for more registration options.  Some classes and testing have been cancelled due to COVID-19, please check link for classes that are still available. 

BROCHURE

September 20, 2018

Archived webinar is now available.  Click HERE.

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.

  • ICIP 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.

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