Business & Industry

Local Highlights

Office Closed
July 1, 2020

To keep staff safe and healthy for county fair it was decided today that the Crawford County Extension office will continue to be open by appointment only. The door is locked so please call ahead or knock when here. Staff is back in the office every day and our office hours are 8:00- 4:30 Monday- Friday, please call our office (712-263-4697) or email (xcrawford@iastate.edu). Thank you for your understanding in this unprecedented time.

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April 16, 2020

In this free webinar, Charles Brown and Kristine Tidgren from Iowa State University Extension provide an update for producers on COVID-19 legislation and resources applicable to their farming business. 

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April 15, 2020

Social distancing, self-isolation, quarantine: the changes from COVID-19 can be hard to handle. However, Iowans can turn to Iowa Concern for help, says Tammy Jacobs, coordinator for the long-time service from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

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March 24, 2020

On Monday, March 23, Governor Reynolds announced a new Iowa Small Business Relief Program that will provide financial assistance to small businesses and tax deferrals to any Iowa businesses that have been economically impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Application deadline is Tuesday, March 31, at noon.

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June 6, 2019

There is a new and friendly face in the Crawford County Extension office.  Charter Oak, Iowa farmer and teacher Tina Gress began her work as the Crawford County Program Coordinator on June 3, 2019.As Program Coordinator, Tina will have the responsibility of coordinating Crawford County Extension programs delivered by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

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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