Working with EDC

EDC’s primary function is to connect entrepreneurial needs with qualified community and state resources and to provide hands-on professional business direction. While working with both emerging and existing Iowa-based businesses, EDC supports the development and commercialization of new products, services and technologies.

How does EDC work?

In some cases, EDC acts as a sounding board for clients—providing guidance and advice. For other clients, EDC becomes an extension of their teams—rolling up our sleeves and executing on various tasks necessary to scale the business.


EDC Blog

Budgeting for Success

Just like a complete business plan allows you to project actions and reactions into the future, proper budgeting allows the projection of the financial requirements, responsibilities, and outcomes needed to drive success.  
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International Trade Office Announces FY16 Export Trade Assistance Program

The International Trade Office is happy to announce the availability of FY16 Export Trade Assistance Program (ETAP) and Domestic Trade Assistance Program (DTAP) funds.  
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Recent EDC News

EDC Client Collective Data Acquires QuarterMaster Solutions

Acquisition expands Collective Data’s reach into the law enforcement supply management market. 

Breads from Anna Made National Best Brands Winner by The American Choice Awards

New York, New York – The American Choice Awards (America’s Largest Consumer Vote) today announced that
Breads from Anna has won the National Best Brand Award in the Gluten-Free Bread category.


Accelerating Business In Iowa

EDC’s Mission: To provide economic growth through the creation and expansion of high-impact Iowa businesses. Whether you have created a new business model or are operating an ongoing entrepreneurial enterprise that needs assistance growing or staying alive, EDC offers services designed to maximize your potential. See what our clients say about working with EDC.


Upcoming Events

  • SBIR Road Tour and Pre-Conference Workshops

    Pre-Conference Workshops: Iowa City (8/15) and Ames (8/16) When: 8:00am –... 

  • Innovation EXPO 2016

    Innovation EXPO 2016 will return to Cedar Rapids on Wednesday, October 26th at the... 

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