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

Presenters Announced for PitchLab and Seed & Venture Forum at EXPO

Innovation EXPO is only one week away! Register to join us next Wednesday, October 26th at the DoubleTree in Cedar Rapids. This year’s EXPO is shaping up to be our largest yet with 98 Iowa-based exhibitors, 18 presenters (see list below) and hundreds of attendees from across the state.

Innovation EXPO 2016 Announcement: Entrepreneur Showcase Exhibitor List Unveiled

EDC is pleased to announce the largest lineup of exhibitors for the Entrepreneur Showcase in Innovation EXPO history.


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

  • SBIR Road Tour and Pre-Conference Workshops

    Pre-Conference Workshops: Iowa City (8/15) and Ames (8/16) When: 8:00am –... 

  • Innovation EXPO 2016

    Innovation EXPO 2016 is returning to Cedar Rapids on Wednesday, October 26th at... 

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