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

Ten Things to Consider Before Signing Up to Exhibit at a Trade Show

Is trade show participation part of your 2018 marketing plan and budget? Trade show participation can be an amazing way to gain visibility and customers for your business or an expensive boondoggle. Before you commit to purchasing booth space, here are ten things to consider:  
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Meet Me at the EXPO: Emily Carlson, WRITTEN Apparel

If the world is a stage, we should all be ready to put our best self out there, right? Enter Emily Carlson, Founder, Designer and #bossbabe of WRITTEN Apparel.  
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Recent EDC News

One Year From Kickstarter to International Distribution: EDC Entrepreneur Member Repour Wine Saver™ Recognized as a Game Changer in Wine Preservation

Repour Is the First Wine Preservation Method to Use Oxygen-Absorbing Technology in a Simple and Smart Stopper Design, Effectively Preserving Wine for Months

Hundreds of Innovators Gathered at Coralville Marriott for Innovation EXPO 2017

Innovation EXPO 2017 drew a crowd of more than 500 entrepreneurs, inventors, investors, students, business and community leaders from across the state and beyond to the Coralville Marriott on September 19th


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

  • 2017 Tax Reform Legislation for Global Businesses

    The International Traders of Iowa, the Cedar Rapids Metro Economic Alliance, and... 

  • Hills Bank Presents: Financial Management for the Closely Held Business

    Join Hills Bank on Tuesday, February 20th from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm in North Liberty... 

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