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A Special Invitation to Attend Iowa's Small Business Week Awards Celebration

Iowa is home to many amazing small businesses and small business champions, and during National Small Business Week you are invited to help celebrate this year’s Iowa awardees at a special reception to be held on Friday, May 6th.

From the Desk of Director Durham- 4/1/2016

Promoting your organization through a gathering during Economic Development Week helps build understanding in your community of the long-lasting benefits economic developers help to achieve.

O’Brien County Wins through Wind

In 2003, O’Brien County supervisors passed a wind energy conversion property tax ordinance. The county will soon begin reaping the economic benefits of that decision with the recent MidAmerican commissioning of the 70,000 acre Energy Highland Wind Farm.

Iowa Innovation Showcase Delivers a Taste of Innovation

Iowa Innovation (IICorp) and the Iowa Venture Capital Association are sponsoring an innovation tour of Iowa to help spread the message that Iowa is a great place to start and grow a business. If you think your town would be interested, but are not sure if you’re ready for a full-blown pitch event, please don’t hesitate to consider hosting a showcase.

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.

Iowa Redevelopment Tax Credit Program

Did you know that state and federal tax incentives exist that can make the purchase and redevelopment of undervalued or environmentally challenged sites a good economic opportunity for a business?

NAWBO “Up Your Game” Summit Scheduled for April

There is a movement growing in Iowa. One of collaboration, connection, influence, difference, mentoring, purpose and legacy. A movement where women business owners are coming together across the state in many ways and many places to empower and promote growth in our businesses, others and ourselves.

Tri-State Procurement and Economic Development Summit

New event this March hopes to bring together economic development partners in a tri-state region.

Got an Idea for a Startup? – Time to Write the Business Plan, Right? Think again.

When many of us went to business school, we learned that the path to entrepreneurial success starts with a well-crafted business plan, a solid pro forma and a reasonable ability to execute that plan. Follow that formula and you were on the path to certain riches, we were taught. I can’t tell you how many entrepreneurs have followed this path that ultimately lead to a failed startup or two, myself included.

Tax Season is Upon Us!

Does prepping for taxes have you feeling a little overwhelmed? Here are a couple of tips to keep in mind to make sure the process is easier and goes smoothly.



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