Graph of results from a CIRAS survey of Iowa manufacturers: Industry Research.

Iowa Industry Research Reports

CIRAS strives to be Iowa’s definitive source for industry knowledge and best practices.

We regularly conduct research on industry subsectors deemed to be of importance to the Iowa economy. Our research includes surveys of Iowa companies, profiles of various industries, and topic-specific white papers.  Recent research is highlighted below.

For further discussion on the report or accessibility requests, don’t hesitate to contact CIRAS Director Michael O’Donnell at We’re here to assist you with any inquiries you may have.

CIRAS also receives funding from the Iowa legislature to encourage small Iowa companies to invest in research. Eligible projects can qualify for cost share using this funding. For research needs specific to an individual company, please visit our Contract Research service page.