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 Involta Most Well-Funded Tech Startup in Iowa

Cedar Rapids, IA – February 8, 2016 -We are pleased to share Involta’s success story and recent recognition below. Thank you to our community of generous supporters; this is the kind of growth your investment helps drive.

EDC Client Collective Data Launches New Brand Logo

Cedar Rapids, Iowa – January 15, 2016 – EDC Client Collective Data, Inc., a leading provider of fleet and asset management software systems, has introduced a new brand logo today. Founded in 1997 as Champion Software, the company changed their name to Collective Data in 2001 and this is the first transformation of the branding since that time. The new logo represents the company’s continued focus of providing modern software systems with the flexibility to adapt to unique customer needs.


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

  • BioTechnology Innovation Showcase March 30th

    Partnering for Growth’s Biotech Innovation Showcase will be held on March 30th... 

  • Advance in 60 February 5th Session

    Join us for the second luncheon session of 2016 on Friday, February 5th at the North... 

  • Innovation EXPO 2016

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

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