The following business and industry resources are available in Ida County to assist your business:
Center for Industrial Research & Service
CIRASThe 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. Visit Website
Small Business Development Center
SBDCThe 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:
- Business and strategic planning
- Budgets, cash flow analysis, forecasting, loan packages
- Management and personnel issues
- Preparation for meetings with bankers and investors
- Marketing plans and exploration of new business niches
- Export assistance
We 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
Ida County Extension
ISU ExtensionIowa State University Extension in Ida County builds partnerships and provides research-based learning opportunities to improve quality of life in Iowa. The Ida County Extension Office, located in Ida Grove, is the local outreach center for Iowa State University. This office engages Iowans with education and information in the following areas:
- Agriculture and Natural Resources
- Business and Industry
- Community and Economic Development
- 4-H Youth Development
- Continuing Education
For more information contact the Ida County Extension Education at 712.364.3003 or visit the Ida County Extension website at www.extension.iastate.edu/ida.
Business Resource Links
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.