Business & Industry

Local Highlights

2019 women's ag conference in session
February 27, 2020

Is your business, agriculture? Come join "Women in Ag" and set the table for your own success. Surround yourself with other successful women and valuable resources to help you grow and make informed decisions in the workplace.

swine building
February 25, 2020

Do you build or maintain swine buildings? Learn critical techniques that will improve building sustainability such as proper ventilation, concrete and truss management, and ways to reduce roof corrosion.

picture of Benjamin Winchester
February 25, 2020

Interested in learning what it is that makes people move to rural areas like Louisa County? Join us for dinner and discussion on all the positive changes occurring across the rural landscape.

pesticide sprayer
February 11, 2020

Attention Private Pesticide Applicators: If you missed the training in January, please take advantage of this last chance showing in April!

baked goods
February 5, 2020

Attention home bakers, home-based food operators, and farmers market managers interested in program availablility at your convenience!


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.

  • Hotel, Restaurant, and Institution Management Extension provides resources for the hospitality 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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