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

Top Ten Reasons to Attend EDC’s Annual Meeting

On Monday, May 2, EDC will bring together its stakeholders (supporters) and entrepreneur clients for a luncheon to celebrate the impact these entrepreneurial businesses have had on our region’s economy. Here are just 10 reasons to consider joining EDC on May 2 at the Hotel at Kirkwood Center:  
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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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Recent EDC News

EDC Client Collective Data Announces Move to New Building in Historic NewBo District of Cedar Rapids

Cedar Rapids, Iowa – April 8, 2016 – Collective Data, Inc., a leading provider of fleet and asset management software systems, has announced plans to relocate to a brand-new building located in the NewBo district in downtown Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

EDC Client Breads from Anna® Sells Assets After Three Continuous Years of Growth

IOWA CITY, IA – MARCH 15, 2016 –Gluten and allergen-free baking mix brand Breads from Anna announced the sale of its assets following a third record year of sales growth. The new owners, Wholesome Treats, Inc., will keep the business and employees in Iowa City, IA.


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

  • Advance in 60 June Session: Unlocking Facebook Advertising

    The Advance in 60 series is provided free for Corridor area entrepreneurs  
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  • Innovation EXPO 2016

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

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