Business & Industry

Local Highlights

Man and woman talking to tax prep guy
January 15, 2020

Free Tax Prep and eFile.  If you have limited income and need help preparing and eFiling your tax return, the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program may be able to help.

Men and women working together with a white board.
January 13, 2020

Join us for this research-based leadership program starting February 26th!
We are still accepting registrations for this program.  Get yours in today!

Iowa pork producers logo
February 10, 2020

Topics will include ractopamine elimination, ASF, mycotoxins, and production.  There will be area swine specialists ready to help you solve production problems and provide practical solutions. 

Rows of corn in a field
February 7, 2020

Commercial Ag Weed, Insect, and Plant Disease Managment is February 12

Seed Treatments is February 19

Ornamental & Turfgrass is March 4

Certified Handlers is March 11

Dairy cow with 2020 dairy days dates
December 11, 2019

Dairy Days to Feature Profitable Practices


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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