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Advance Southwest Iowa Corporation

Advance Southwest Iowa Corporation is the economic development arm of Council Bluffs and all of Pottawattamie County. Advance focuses on business attraction and retention, site development, entrepreneurship and the promotion of talent retention and recruitment.

About

Advance Southwest Iowa Corporation is the economic development arm of Council Bluffs and all of Pottawattamie County.  Advance is also part of the Greater Omaha Economic Development Partnership which is a 7-County regional economic development initiative that focuses on business attraction and retention, site development, entrepreneurship, talent retention and recruitment and diversity and inclusion for the entire region.  Advance partners with numerous organizations in Pottawattamie County and the region to ensure that businesses have what they need to be successful.

Services

Business Planning

  • Census Data
  • Market Research

Buying or Selling a Business

  • Purchasing an Existing Business

Certifications

  • Targeted Small Business Certification

Economic and Site Development

  • Consulting
  • Economic Forecasting
  • Environmental Compliance Assistance
  • Legislative Agendas
  • Main Street Program Services
  • Revitalization
  • Site Location Assistance
  • State Tax Credits and Assistance
  • Watershed Planning

Export Assistance

  • Networking

Financial Resources and Assistance

  • Assistance in Finding Debt Funding
  • Assistance in Finding Equity Funding
  • Assistance in Finding Government Funding
  • Brownfield Tax Credits
  • Consulting
  • Equity Providers
  • Financial Assistance for International Trade Shows
  • Historic Tax Credits
  • Insurance Information
  • Tax Credit Assistance
  • Technology Grants

Freight & Distribution

  • Locating Freight Forwarders/Customs Brokers

Libraries and Research Organizations

  • Demographic/Census Data

Marketing/Sales

  • Census Data
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Identification of Foreign Markets

Mentoring

  • Mentoring Program

Networking Organizations

  • Geographically Based
  • Home Based
  • Small Business/General

Office, Laboratory and Meeting Space

  • Commercial Kitchen Facilities

Public Policy and Government Relations

  • Business Issues Related to a Specific City
  • Community Involvement
  • Small Business Issues

Starting a Business

  • Startup Business Counseling

Tax Services

  • State Tax Credit Information & Assistance
  • Training
Primary ContactNiki Fergusun
Address149 W. Broadway
Council Bluffs, IA 51503
Phone(402) 960-8505