Business & Industry

Local Highlights

November 18, 2019

ISU Extension and Outreach in Howard County is looking for a full-time County Youth Coordinator (CYC) with demonstrated initiative, drive and unique ideas.

Dairy cows in pasture
August 7, 2018

Three ISU Extension and Ooutreach webinars are available for viewing.

Map of Iowa
December 12, 2016

#NotToBrag - Iowa is a great place to live, work and play. 

October 17, 2016

Truly honored to have Dr. Ruth and her assistant Mary visit in Cresco on October 11, 2016.

August 24, 2016

After the recent rains, we do have resources to help with the flooding issues many people are dealing with.

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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