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Small Business Utility Assistant Program Announced

Governor Reynolds has allocated federal CARES Act funds to assist small businesses and nonprofits who have been economically impacted by COVID-19. The Iowa Economic Development Authority’s Small Business Utility Disruption Prevention Program will provide short-term relief to eligible small businesses and nonprofits that face significant hardship in the payment of utility bills for service provided during the months of disruption to their business.

Dream Big Grow Here 2016

We had a tough time choosing finalists after 130 outstanding contestants sent in their video submission for our 2016 Dream Big Grow Here Competition. This competition was established to help dreamers grow their business and to celebrate small business in Iowa.

Dream Big Grow Here Announces Finalists

The University of Northern Iowa Center for Business Growth and Innovation has announced 30 finalists in the Dream Big Grow Here business grant program. A pitch off event held in conjunction with Technology Association of Iowa’s Prometheus Awards scheduled to take place during the day of Thursday, April 14th in Des Moines to determine the six industry winners of $5,000.

Grant Contest Makes it Easier to Apply

Applications are now being accepted for the statewide business grant competition, Dream Big Grow Here. There are six different industries, with each industry winner receiving $5,000.

Dream Big Grow Here Program Returns

Are you looking to grow your business with new marketing skills and more cash? Then you should consider participating in the Dream Big Grow Here program, through the Center for Business Growth and Innovation at the University of Northern Iowa.

Main Street Iowa Challenge Grants Announced

The Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA) today awarded $924,000 in Main Street Iowa Challenge Grants to 14 communities around the state.

Main Street Iowa Open 4 Business Regional Winners Announced

Five Businesses Selected for Project Award- The grants will benefit business development and expansion projects in the Main Street districts of Czech Village – Cedar Rapids, Elkader, Marion, Mount Vernon and Woodbine.

Grant Opportunities for Iowa Companies

Do you have a novel, innovative idea to solve a problem in technology, energy, medicine, agriculture, transportation, education, or for the military? If you do, one of 11 federal agencies might award up to $1.7 million in grant money to your for-profit company to develop the idea, and The Iowa Innovation Corporation can help you try to get it.

Dream Big Grow Here Winner Reflects on Journey

There is never a perfect time to shout "YOLO" from the rooftops and start building a business. There's always an excuse, a reason to wait. It's like making a commitment to eat better and exercise more. The best day to start, is always tomorrow. Unless you can't. Unless you have to know... Can I do this?

Building Momentum for Ag Innovation at EntreFEST

Renew Rural Iowa is a charter sponsor of both EntreFEST and the Dream Big Grow Here contest. We understood from the beginning the importance of these new and innovative showcases designed to encourage and inspire entrepreneurship in Iowa.



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