Business & Industry

Local Highlights

June 24, 2020

Iowa State University Extension Community and Economic Development Local Economies Team put together a simple yet comprehensive FAQ for you to use as you work to understand The CARES Act.

April 27, 2021

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach - Hardin County is offering a food safety training for food service managers Thursday, July 22, at the Hardin County Extension office in Iowa Falls.  Pre Register by July 1, 2021 at this link https://extension.iastate.edu/humansciences/servsafe


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 vineyard industry.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • During times of natural disaster, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach offers educational resources to reduce the personal impact of natural disasters, working in partnership with the local, state and federal agencies addressing the disaster. 

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