Business & Industry

Local Highlights

August 28, 2019

Enjoy a FREE Grilled Hot Dog, Chips, and a Drink with ISU Extension and Outreach Pocahontas County Staff!
Friday, September 13th, 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
 

WEAR YOUR IOWA STATE GEAR ON FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 13TH TO SHOW YOUR CYCLONE SPIRIT!

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.

January 5, 2018

The Barn Quilts of Pocahontas County committee are proud to share their progress throughout Pocahontas County.

October 12, 2017

October is the perfect time to enjoy fall foliage in Iowa. Depending on the location in the state, foliage and fall colors peak from now through the end of the month. Which trees have the best colors?

September 7, 2017

Fall is an excellent time to apply broadleaf herbicides to lawns, but take care to do it properly and effectively. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach horticulturists can help answer questions about the right time and methods.


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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