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

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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2017 EXPO Exhibitor List Unveiled

Innovation EXPO 2017 is only one week away! We are excited to announce this year’s list of amazing, innovative exhibitors in the Entrepreneur Showcase. Make sure you register to join us for one of the year’s largest networking opportunities.   
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Recent EDC News

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

Cedar Rapids-Based Connectivity to Launch peopl, THE Interpreter Marketplace

Connectivity, one the largest networks of highly skilled interpreters, language service providers (LSPs) and transcribers is proud to announce its dynamic new online marketplace, (peopl) an unmatched Virtual Participant Engagement Network (VPEN).


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.


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