The following business and industry resources are available to assist your business
for Industrial Research & Service
The Iowa Manufacturing Extension Partnership is the direct, single contact link to a diverse array of expertise and resources for more than 6,000 manufacturers in the state. Our Account Managers conduct assessments of manufacturing and business operations, help companies develop plans to address high priority needs, and then link client firms to appropriate public and private sources of technical assistance.
The Small Business Development Center helps enterprising Iowans successfully manage their small businesses. The SBDC provides a basic resource of information, ideas, and assistance upon which entrepreneurs can depend. The SBDC offers expert and confidential business counseling in the following areas:
The Iowa Waste Exchange strives to provide Iowa industries with smart waste management alternatives and business assistance services that result in both economic and environmental benefits, including waste reduction from Iowa landfills.
University Extension-Northwest Area
The Iowa State University Extension Outreach Center serves as the administrative office for ISU Extension education activities and programs in 15 northwest Iowa counties.
Le Mars can assist you with regulatory and permitting issues. We work closely with the state and local regulatory agencies of government including the Iowa Department of Economic Development
Iowa State University
Iowa State University of Science and Technology, founded in 1858, is a land-grant Carnegie Foundation Research Institution. Historically, ISU has played a major role in scientific and technological advancements in agriculture, veterinary medicine, home economics, engineering and many of the basic sciences underlying these fields. Current areas of emphasis include genomics, bioinformatics, plant sciences, biotechnology, nanotechnology, materials science, food safety, alternative sources of energy and information sciences, including virtual. For any question related to research, technology transfer, technology development and/or business assistance, visit Iowa State University’s Office of the Vice Provost for Research and Advanced Studies online or telephone 515/294-6344.
University of Iowa
The University of Iowa excels in the areas of biocatalysis, nutraceuticals, human health and pharmaceuticals, and engineering. The "Top American Research Universities" annual report lists the University of Iowa among the top 25 public research institutions in the country. For more information, visit the University of Iowa’s Office of Corporate Partnerships online or telephone 319.335.3631.
Iowa Access Homepage
State of Iowa government website.
Iowa Business License Information Center
Information on business licensing, and other useful links to state resources.
Iowa Department of Economic Development
Iowa – Life Changing
Iowa Department of Natural Resources
The Iowa Department of Natural Resources homepage, with helpful information about Iowa.
Iowa Department of Revenue and Finance
Information, publications and forms.
Iowa Department of Transportation
State Department of Transportation website.
Iowa General Assembly
Official website of the Iowa General Assembly.
Iowa Secretary of State
File a variety of documents including UCC financing statements, trademarks, business entity documents, and other statutorily-required special filings.
Iowa Workforce Development
Workforce data statistics, news and job openings
Iowa Economy Trends and News
Iowa economic statistics and trends, updated weekly.