Business & Industry

Local Highlights

November 24, 2020

ISU Extension and Outreach Delaware County will offer the Private Pesticide Applicator Training Continuing Instruction Course for currently certified Private Pesticide Applicators this winter.  Due to social distancing requirements pre-registration is REQUIRED.  More info here. 

November 2, 2020

The Annie’s Alum & Friends Reunion will take place on Monday, November 16th at 7:00 p.m.  Women have two options of attending the program, either virtually via WebEx or in-person at the Delaware County Extension Office.  Pre-registration is required and can be done online at: www.extension.iastate.edu/delaware/content/annies-alum-friends-reunionor by calling the ISU Extension and Outreach Delaware County Office at 563-927-4201.

November 2, 2020

Clover Crates will hit the library shelves the last week of October, and we are excited to partner with the local libraries for them to make their debut.  The goal of Clover Crates is to keep kids active in reading and promote early childhood literacy while having fun!  The monthly kits will include hands-on activities from our research-based curriculum including all of the materials and supplies necessary to complete, as well as a children’s book!  

November 2, 2020

The local attendance site is 1417 North Franklin Street, Manchester. Due to social distancing requirements preregistration is required. Walk-ins on the day of the program will only be admitted if room allows.  The course runs from 9 to 11 a.m. The registration fee is $35.To register or to obtain additional information about the CIC, contact the Delaware County office at 563-927-4201.

November 2, 2020

The local attendance site is 1417 North Franklin Street, Manchester. Due to social distancing requirements, preregistration is required. Walk-ins on the day of the program will only be admitted if room allows. The course runs from 9:00 to 11:30 a.m. The registration fee is $35. To register or to obtain additional information about the CIC, contact the ISU Extension and Outreach Delaware County office at 563-927-4201.

Statewide Resources

  • ICIP provides data and research on local economic, demographic, and social trends for business and communities.

  • Data on each county in Iowa including population demographics, education, retail sales, personal income, employment, occupation, housing, and family characteristics.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Get information about Iowa's winery and vineyard industry.

  • Reports of recent and historical trends in the local retail trade sector by city.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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