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. Visit the Capabilities section of this website for the specific types of assistance EDC can provide. EDC is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

Who does EDC help?

EDC 07/2013EDC provides business acceleration for start-up entrepreneurs as well as those with long-established businesses. EDC focuses specifically on interstate/international commerce business models headquartered in Iowa. So, whether you are incubating a new business idea, or trying to improve your current model, if your business qualifies, EDC is available to help.

How do I get started with EDC?

Getting started with EDC is simple—complete our brief application and email it to newclient@edcinc.org, or contact us directly  at 319-369-4955 to discuss how EDC might be able to assist your Iowa business.

Testimonial

The support and guidance EDC provided Apache gave us a platform to more clearly flush out and define our strategy. We utilize The Recipe as our planning platform. EDC, in no small part, has been part of our growth and success!

Tom Pientok, Apache Inc.

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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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