Business & Industry

Local Highlights

May 2, 2020

Most Iowa State University Extension and Outreach events throughout the state March 16 through April 4 have been canceled. When possible, some activities may be conducted virtually using video or teleconferencing.

March 4, 2016

 Iowa ranks 51st nationally in entrepreneurship for women and minorities, behind even Puerto Rico.

February 4, 2016

Iowa State University students help Marshalltown retailers market their products

February 3, 2016

Thanks to a new Iowa State University Extension and Outreach data center, anyone with access to the Internet can find, use and visualize information about Iowa with ease.

February 11, 2015

“Audio storytelling via podcasts is an excellent way of getting at unique perspectives on those people driving conservation and water quality initiatives in Iowa,” said Comito. “We think the material will be engaging to farmers and all Iowans.”

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.

  • ICIP provides data and research on local economic, demographic, and social trends for business and communities.

  • 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.

  • Get information about Iowa's winery and vineyard industry.

  • Reports of recent and historical trends in the local retail trade sector by city.

  • Data on each county in Iowa including population demographics, education, retail sales, personal income, employment, occupation, housing, and family characteristics.

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

  • Grain handling, agricultural machine design, precision farming systems, soil tillage and management, and agricultural drainage.

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