Business Resources

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The Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA) provides a variety of resources to businesses wishing to locate in Iowa.

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The Greater Des Moines Partnership is committed to the economic growth and development of Des Moines Metro Area Businesses. The Partnership provides a variety of resources including events, webinars, and presentations.

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The Des Moines Regional Research, Stats, and Data Hub is an interactive online database of demographic, labor force, and industry statistics about the Des Moines area. The Data Hub is made possible by the Greater Des Moines Partnership with support from Des Moines Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO), The Tomorrow Plan, MidAmerican Energy, Capital Crossroads, and Cultivation Corridor.

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In conjunction with the Greater Des Moines Partnership, Advance Iowa provides Economic Gardening resources to established businesses in the Des Moines Metro Area.

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IASourceLink is the premier online resource connecting entrepreneurs and small businesses to more than 320 resource providers across Iowa. IASourceLink is brought to you by the Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA) in collaboration with MyEntre.Net at the University of Northern Iowa.


The U.S. Small Business Association helps Americans start, build and grow businesses. Since its founding on July 30, 1953, the U.S. Small Business Administration has delivered millions of loans, loan guarantees, contracts, counseling sessions and other forms of assistance to small businesses.

Americas SBDC Iowa

The Iowa Small Business Development Center provides free, confidential, customized, professional business advice and consulting to small businesses. The center provides help writing a business plan, planning a marketing strategy, developing cash flow projections, doing market research and more.

Education Resources

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Waukee Aspiring Professional Experience (APEX) partners with the business community to bring real world experiences into the classroom. Waukee schools and area businesses are dedicated to growing students who will succeed in the workplace.

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University of Northern Iowa MyEntre.Net is part of University of Northern Iowa Business and Community Services, a network of resources and services designed to attract, connect, and educate small businesses and start-ups. University of Northern Iowa MyEntre.Net works closely with the Iowa Economic Development Authority and serves the Iowa business community by collaboratively producing IASourceLink.

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Tippie Business Solutions Center (BSC) brings together cross-functional teams of MBA students to deliver unique solutions to businesses, backed by extensive research and innovative ideas.

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Iowa Student Internship Program provides grants to small and medium sized companies in the advanced manufacturing, biosciences, and information technology industries to help support their internship programs with a goal of transitioning the interns to full-time employment in the state upon graduation.