Business & Industry

Local Highlights

October 26, 2018

Iowa voters in every county have the opportunity to elect five members to their county’s Iowa State University Extension and Outreach council in the Nov. 6 general election.

September 4, 2018

Iowa State University’s Center for Agricultural Law and Taxation will host its annual September seminars, “Keeping Up with Change,” Thursday and Friday, Sept. 20-21 at Quality Inn & Suites in Ames, Iowa. The two-day program is available onsite or online.

August 2, 2018

Team PrISUm wraps up a busy summer schedule at the Farm Progress Show Aug. 28-30, near Boone, where their solar vehicle, Penumbra, will be on display at the Iowa State University exhibit.

July 18, 2018

Fairs, festivals and events are becoming increasingly important economic drivers of Iowa county economies. However, managing these activities can be a huge task for local organizers. Fortunately, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach has a resource that can help.

March 16, 2018

An overall decrease of 5.6 percent for custom work can be expected in 2018, according to results of the 2018 Custom Rate Survey, conducted by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.


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.

  • The Value Added Agriculture Program (VAAP) provides unbiased, science-based information to help establish or expand agricultural-related businesses in Iowa.

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