- Kossuth & Palo Alto County - Existing Industry Report
Report was completed by the University of Northern Iowa and provides insight into the impacts a particular industry has on the local economy. Often times this is referred to as the “multiplier effect” of dollars spent by the company and its employees that circulate through the area. The analysis includes workforce statistics, business operations, education and healthcare data. Click here to download the report.
- Iowa Statistical Comparison
Iowa is a great place to do business. For more information, see the Iowa, Minnesota and Wisconsin Statistical Comparison. For more information, visit the Iowa Department of Economic Development's website for additional statistical data: http://www.iowalifechanging.com/business/statistics.aspx
- ISU Retail Analysis Report
- Iowa Small Business Development Center
The Northwest Iowa Small Business Development Center (formerly Iowa Lakes SBDC) became a part of the statewide network on January 1, 1986. The Northwest Iowa SBDC has positioned itself as an integral part of the efforts and activities of economic development in the area, along with chambers of commerce and municipalities in the nine counties it serves.
A strong emphasis is placed on providing individualized business counseling and specialized workshops. The Northwest Iowa SBDC is in the unique position of serving two community college districts: Iowa Lakes Community College, Area III and Northwest Community College, Area IV.
The Center has an excellent relationship and position with its host institution, Iowa Lakes Community College and serves as a separate component of the institution's business assistance and economic development initiatives.
The Director works with the college's Executive Director of Economic development to coordinate and maintain assistance and programs to business and industry in Northwest Iowa. Visit Northwest Iowa Small Business Development Center's website - http://www.iowasbdc.org/regional-center/spencer/
- Kossuth and Palo Alto County Economic Impact Snapshot
Report includes an overview of Kossuth and Palo Alto county’s economic development climate for businesses, education, healthcare, agriculture and renewable fuels.