Networking and Other Services

Strong Connections


The EDC works closely with our clients to help fill in gaps created by lean teams. We roll up our sleeves and work alongside the business owners and their management teams to achieve the goals of the business. If EDC does not have talent in a specific area on staff, we use a preferred vendor network to refer clients to trusted industry experts.

  • Networking and educational opportunities. EDC collaborates with Creative Corridor partners and provides area business leaders with several networking and educational opportunities throughout the year. These events are designed to increase awareness of the impact of Iowa-based businesses as well as create opportunities for business owners to connect and learn from each other.
  • Vendor/resource referral network. EDC has a large network of subject matter experts who can provide various services and products to help your business with legal, accounting, design and more.
Networking and Other Services
  • Networking events
  • Educational events
  • Access to large vendor network
  • QuickBooks training and implementation


The counseling and support we received from the EDC team during our start-up years had a huge impact on our success. And now, we continue to benefit from our EDC relationship with ongoing business and sales coaching and the connections that are helping us grow much faster than the rest of our industry. The Creative Corridor is blessed to have such a strong force for spawning new business.

Jeff Quint, Cedar Ridge Vineyards, Winery & Distillery

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    Entrepreneurial Development Center
    230 2nd St. SE, Suite 212
    Cedar Rapids, IA 52401
    Phone: (319) 369-4955
    Fax: (319) 832-1481


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