Business & Industry

Local Highlights

July 7, 2020

Four recertification trainings will be held during July and August of 2020 in Hardin and Wright Counties. You must pre-register at least two days in advance of the meeting.  The first meeting will be held Tuesday, July 21 in Eldora, IA.

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May 27, 2020

New information for testing from IDALS.

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May 19, 2020

Register for ServSafe®Food Safety Certification Class to be held July 28 in Humboldt.

May 14, 2020

This survey shows typical cash rental rates by county for corn and soybean tillable acres, as well as for land devoted to hay, oats, and pasture at the crop reporting district level.  A link to the document that can be downloaded is listed under Popular Publications at the bottom of our home page.

May 6, 2020

The Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship has formed a Resource Coordination Center (RCC) to support Iowa livestock producers affected by the COVID-19 supply chain

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.

  • 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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