Business & Industry

Local Highlights

4h grows here
June 28, 2018

Members of all ages invited to learn interview skills and tips! RSVP by July 5

food in garbage can
May 29, 2018

Any local business or organization that handles food is invited to take the survey before June 11! Help us understand what you already do, and what you'd like to see happen with the "extra" food we create!

SOFA 24 Bus
May 9, 2018

SOFA (Speak Out for Agriculture) Trip is Set for June 13-14th. Register by May 15th to save your seat on the bus!

High Tunnel
March 2, 2018

Challenges and new opportunities in high tunnels to be explored during three meetings. Cass County to Host April 13 Event.

FLL Logo
October 12, 2017

Cass County 4-H looking to form Robotics Group for 4-8th graders

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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