Business & Industry

Local Highlights

September 7, 2021

This program was created for staff and volunteers who lead guided programs at Iowa’s cities and tourism attractions, including museums, nature areas, agritourism, city tours, and historic sites.

May 24, 2021

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach offers the virtual course in partnership with Utah State University Extension. Teachers can receive two Teacher Licensure Renewal Credits.

April 22, 2021

Classes will begin May 18 and run every Tuesday and Thursday through June 10, 2021, from 3:30 – 5 PM via ZOOM platform.

April 16, 2020

ISU Extension and Outreach joins alliance to provide small businesses COVID-19 support!

February 25, 2020

Are you looking for an opportunity to make a difference in your community while also earning educational awards and a living allowance, wihle also gaining professional workspace experience and gaining network connections? Check out the Lucas County Extension and Outreach Summer AmeriCorps positions!


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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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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