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Iowa Center for Industrial Research and Service (CIRAS)

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The Center for Industrial Research and Service (CIRAS) is part of the College of Engineering and the Office of Economic Development and Industry Relations at Iowa State University. Since 1963, CIRAS has been partnering with Iowa companies and communities to help them prosper and grow. Their partnerships stretch across ISU and beyond. Relationships with public and private experts enable us to deliver a solution that meets your needs. Last year companies that worked with CIRAS reported $414 million in impact — new investments, higher sales, and lower costs. Healthy communities through business prosperity: that’s the CIRAS vision for Iowa.

A Smoother Future with Help from CIRAS

Simply Soothing is a small, woman-owned business in rural Columbus Junction, Iowa that produces natural products with emphasis on high quality at a reasonable