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

Innovation EXPO Drew Record Crowd of 700 to Coralville Marriott

Hundreds of entrepreneurs and members of Iowa’s business community attended 5th annual event to network and celebrate entrepreneurialism

EDC Client Involta Announces Third Ohio Expansion

Marion, IA-based Involta, an award-winning provider of data center, technical and managed technical services nationwide, announced a $27 million expansion of its Akron data center.  


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

  • Coe Student Entrepreneurship Program Demo Day

    This annual event of the entrepreneurship program at Coe College showcases student... 

  • Advance in 60 November Session: Building a Strong Brand

    Join us for the seventh session in this luncheon series on Friday, November 6 at... 

  • SBA 101 Workshop: A primer for new and existing small businesses

    Thursday, October 29, 2015 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. North Liberty CoLab  
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