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

April 27, 2021

This class will be held in the meeting room at the Hardin County Extension & Outreach office in Iowa Falls. Registration is due 2 weeks before the class date. For more information about the class or to register, contact the Hardin County ISU Extension and Outreach Office at (641) 648-4850 or stop at the Hardin County Extension Office located at 524 Lawler St. in Iowa Falls. Office hours are Monday-Friday from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm.


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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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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