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: Greg Edwards, WatchPoint Data

Did you know that 4,000 businesses are hit by ransomware attacks every day? Did you also know that there is a Corridor-based entrepreneur who is doing something about that?  
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Top 10 Reasons to Attend EDC’s Annual Meeting April 13th

We hope that you will join us on Thursday, April 13th for EDC’s Annual Meeting at the Hotel at Kirkwood Center. Here are just a few of the reasons to attend this luncheon:  
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Recent EDC News

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).

MetaCommunications Announces New CEO

Former Coca-Cola, Levis Exec to Assume Leadership Role of Iowa City-Based Business


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

  • UI Venture School Open Enrollment

    Join the ranks of over 230 startups that have participated in Venture School, the... 

  • Innovation EXPO 2017

    Register for Innovation EXPO Tuesday, September 19th at the Coralville Marriott.   
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