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

EDC Announces New Educational Series

On Friday, March 6th, EDC will launch a new educational series, Advance in 60 in collaboration with the City of North Liberty and North Liberty coLab.  
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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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Recent EDC News

University of Iowa Venture School Kicks-off on April 8 in Cedar Rapids

Cedar Rapids, IA – April 6, 2015 – The University of Iowa Venture School, an intense six-week program for entrepreneurs, kicks-off in Cedar Rapids on April 8 with eight teams from the corridor and runs from April 8 through May 15.

EDC Client Collective Data Launches New Web-Based Version of Fleet and Asset Management Software

Cedar Rapids, IA – March 17, 2015 – Collective Data, Inc., a leading provider of fleet and asset management software systems, has officially launched a new web-based version of their collectiveFleet™ solution.


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

  • Advance in 60 May 1 Session: Google Analytics

    Practical, expert advice shared to advance businesses and entrepreneurs 60 minutes... 

  • Innovation EXPO 2015

      Innovation EXPO 2015 events are designed for entrepreneurs, creatives, financial... 

  • EntreFEST 2015

    EntreFEST returns to downtown Iowa City in May 2015, taking place in the Ped Mall... 

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