Business & Industry

Local Highlights

Annie's Project
July 19, 2018

A six session course created to guide women in making good decisions for their farm businesses

grass
March 8, 2018

A higher education to a healthier lawn.

farm tour water
September 14, 2017

Nearly 100 high school students from New Hampton and some other surrounding schools participated in the Precision Ag and Animal Science Field Days earlier this week. The global purpose of the field days is to engage students in hands-on learning and create awareness of endless possibilities of careers right here in Northern Iowa.

bee on a flower
May 11, 2017

A year in the life of a beekeeper and the bees!

tiara
May 10, 2017

Will you be our next Chickasaw County Fair Queen?!


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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