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

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.

EDC Client Ruminate selected to participate in Thoughtful Things Fund Event

Cedar Rapids, IA, January 21, 2015 – Cedar Rapids-based Ruminate announced that it participated in “A Day of Thoughtful Things” in San Francisco, CA on November 19th. The Thoughtful Things Fund is an initiative led by Google Ventures and Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers to fund emerging companies and fuel ideas that can expand the capabilities of the conscious home™.


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 Lunch Series: Maximizing Web Sales

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

  • EntreFEST 2015

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

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