The EDC evaluates and identifies the needs of its clients and connects them to the appropriate resources at the appropriate time. Below is a list of some types of resources that the EDC can provide to its clients either from its staff of seasoned business veterans or through EDC’s extensive network of subject matter experts:

EDC-Innovation-Expo-04Resource Connections

  • General Business Management
  • Strategic Planning
  • Sales
  • Marketing
  • Finance
  • Human Resources
  • New Product Development
  • Operations
  • Legal
  • Communications
  • Educational Services

Access to Capital

  • Navigation of state, federal and private sources of funding
  • Feedback and mentoring on business plan/financials
  • Assistance with polishing road show presentations
  • Introductions to EDC’s network of angel investors
  • Venture capitalists
  • Banking contacts


Resource Links
SBA 504 Video Loan Series
Iowa Small Business Development Centers
Center for Industrial Research and Service (CIRAS)
SCORE of East Centeral Iowa
University of Iowa John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center
Iowa Economic Gardening Network/Advance Iowa
Iowa Source Link



The EDC has been an important source of support in helping Breads From Anna create a plan for growth, raise funds and develop a team. Because I have built Breads from Anna on my own, having the EDC as a team has given me the momentum needed to take this business to the next level.

Anna Sobaski, Breads from Anna

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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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