Business & Industry

Local Highlights

Woman sitting at table talking on phone and looking at laptop
April 15, 2020

Concerned about your finances during these uncertain times, but not sure where to start? 
ISU Extension and Outreach invites you to get in touch with one of our Human Sciences financial educators. 
 

Green HIgh Sprayer with arms out in a field
April 13, 2020

The Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship (IDALS) is working with the Governor's office to address pesticide applicator issues that have arisen due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  

We are working.  Just a little differently.
April 10, 2020

Our county staff, faculty, and extension specialists are continually striving to meet the needs of our communities. We know this is a time of great need and we are ready to serve you. Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions. We are all in this together, committed to building a #STRONGIOWA.

Always serving Iowans#strongiowa on red background
April 9, 2020

ISU Extension and Outreach  Week celebrates always serving Iowans!
Chickasaw County Extension and Outreach will be hosting a virtual contest this year. 
Check out the details!  

Red high sprayer in action spraying a green field of crops.
April 3, 2020

Those certified as of December 31, 2019, can retain their status through the end of December 2020


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.

  • 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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