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Renew Rural Iowa


The Iowa Farm Bureau has an innovative program to enhance and improve economic growth across the state: Renew Rural Iowa. Renew Rural Iowa is designed to help increase the enterprise value of new and existing businesses in Iowa communities.  The comprehensive program of business education, mentoring, connecting, recognition, and financing helps businesses thrive.


The ISU College of Business conducts and shares research to educate tomorrow’s business leaders, so they are prepared to deal with multi-disciplinary, global, technological, ethical and diversity challenges. The college moved into the Gerdin Business Building in 2004. The 111,000-square foot building is equipped with state-of-the-art technology, including high-tech laboratories that allow students and faculty to replicate real-world business situations, like securities trading and market research. These capabilities, combined with a solid curriculum, nationally-recognized faculty, and welcoming atmosphere, provide business students with an innovative educational experience. Students also benefit from faculty and staff who are dedicated, approachable, and responsive, creating an unmatched business education experience.

The ISU Office of Economic Development and Industry Relations (EDIR) assists external stakeholders in accessing the unique capabilities and services of Iowa State University. EDIR is a single point of contact to streamline the process of making connections between industry and the university. EDIR connects companies and individuals with university capabilities and expertise in business and technical assistance, research and development, facilities (including the ISU Research Park, laboratories, and equipment), and workforce development. Whatever your needs are, we are here to help you address them.


Founded in 1985, Iowa Area Development Group is the business and community development leader for our sponsors and partners, including nearly 250 member-owned electric cooperatives, municipal utilities, and independent telecommunication companies throughout the state.  IADG is committed to providing consultation and assistance to help businesses and communities achieve their project development goals. Our team of economic development professionals is knowledgeable, supportive and accessible. We provide a wide range of services including available site and building identification, financial incentive packaging, marketing, community resource assessment and other tools vital to development success.

Lincoln Savings Bank

Lincoln Savings Bank was awarded America’s SBDC “Inaugural Small Business Champion” award for 2017. This honor was created to recognize business partners who go above and beyond in support of small businesses in Iowa. Ask any business owner, and they’ll tell you they spend a lot of time – too much time – juggling the business of running a business. Find out how the right bank partner can ease some of that burden. Our friendly staff is always ready to help you find the best insurance and retirement plans for your employees, decipher the right actions to take in business expansion, and assist with banking and loan services.

Advance Iowa

Advance Iowa is the State of Iowa’s comprehensive consulting program, designed to work with mid-sized companies to enhance their growth. It is often lonely at the top for business owners, and we are here to be a third-party sounding board and trusted advisor. Advance Iowa assists firms in overcoming their obstacles and helps to identify new opportunities.

Iowa ABI

The Iowa Association of Business and Industry (ABI) has served as the state’s unified voice for business since 1903. ABI’s mission is to nurture a favorable business, economic, governmental, and social climate within the state of Iowa, so that our citizens can have the opportunity to enjoy the highest possible quality of life. ABI members come from all 99 counties and all industry sectors, including manufacturers, retailers, insurance companies, financial institutions, publishers and printers, transportation services, law firms, health care organizations, and educational institutions.


The University of Iowa’s John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center (Iowa JPEC) is committed to being a national leader in teaching and supporting innovation and entrepreneurial development. For over 20 years, Iowa JPEC has been focused on growing and supporting the entrepreneurial ecosystem in Iowa. Our campus-wide approach offers hands-on learning opportunities for any University of Iowa student, regardless of their field of study. We also welcome entrepreneurs of all experience levels to benefit from our community training programs that support businesses and startups across the state of Iowa. Come explore our programs by visiting

MidWestOne Bank

Headquartered in Iowa City since 1934, MidWestOne Bank has grown with Iowa. With 44 locations across the Midwest, MidWestOne has the stability, technology, and resources necessary to work with entrepreneurs, small businesses, and large commercial operations. Plus, MidWestOne is a Preferred Lender with the SBA. There is a difference with who you bank with. At MidWestOne … You’re the One. Member FDIC.

UNI College of Business Administration

At UNIBusiness, our duty is to help all of our students, faculty members, and staff toward more fulfilling lives. Our expertise toward that end is in providing job-ready academic experience at a demanding intellectual level. In addition, we offer opportunities for broadened personal growth and expanded leadership capacities. Internships, student organizations, study abroad, and community service are among the possibilities for student maturation, both in and out of the classroom. Finally, we offer a warm, collegial environment with smaller classes, supportive faculty members, and a shared sense of pride in what we have accomplished. We believe UNIBusiness can change lives!


At Kirkwood Community College, we are focused on success. Whether you are a prospective student or parent, an employer or simply someone who cares about the growth and vitality of eastern Iowa—you have an energetic, committed partner with us at Kirkwood. Since the mid-1960’s, our graduates have worked, raised families, and prospered in this area.  More than 70,000 of these grads have applied their academic degrees to work in a host of fields, and tens of thousands more have enjoyed life-enriching experiences through our Continuing Education programs.