Business & Industry

Local Highlights

January 22, 2020

Iowa State University (ISU) Extension and Outreach’s annual STEM Fest at Dordt University will open registration on Jan. 22. STEM Fest will be held Saturday, Feb. 8 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Dordt University in Sioux Center. STEM Fest at Dordt University is open to all area 4th through 8th grade students, but maximum capacity is 200 students. The event offers youth an opportunity to take part in multiple hands-on applications of science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

January 3, 2020

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach is offering an online series for early childhood professionals interested in becoming endorsed as an Eco-Healthy Child Care® program. The three session series begins Jan. 8, says Malisa Rader, a human sciences specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

November 27, 2019

ServSafe Food Safety Training - Certification for Foodservice Managers and Workers

October 23, 2019

Save the date for the 25th Annual Centering on Centers Conference.  Friday and Saturday - January 24 and 25, 2020.  Hilton Garden Inn, Sioux City River Front.

June 19, 2019

The 2019 Le Mars Sesquicentennial Pie Contest was held on Sunday, June 16th in Pioneer Village at the Plymouth County Fairgrounds as part of the Le Mars Sesquicentennial events. 


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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