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10 Inspiring Stories of Iowa Entrepreneurs

Iowans are growing their businesses from ideas into successful ventures.

Celebrating National Apprenticeship Week 2020

Iowa has more per-capita apprenticeship program participation than anywhere else in the country

Fall 2020 International Update Newsletter

Read the Fall 2020 issue

Financial Literacy for Small Business

IEDA provides financial literacy resources for small business owners.

New Service: Customized Virtual Matchmaking

Develop or Expand Your International Business

New International Financial Assistance Opportunities

The ITO financial assistance programs now include additional eligible expenses to support Iowa companies.

USMCA Basics

Tariff Codes And Rules of Origin

Prosper Africa

Opportunities and Programs for Iowa Companies

China Phase 1

Realizations and New Crop Outlook

An International Business Plan: Your First Step

Guest Article By Dave Bidenbach, ISU SBDC Regional Director

Emerging Dairy Industry In Vietnam

Guest Article by Orissa International Pte Ltd, Iowa’s Representative in SE Asia

CDBG COVID-19 Awards

CDBG funds support COVID-19 relief efforts in Iowa communities

VW Settlement Awards Announced

Iowa DOT awards $3.9 million to projects.

Shop Iowa to Support Small Business showcases Iowa retailers

Step Up, Mask Up Iowa

Join the #StepUpMaskUpIA Challenge.

Iowa's First EdTech Accelerator Cohort Launches

Learn about the four companies that were a part of the cohort.

Iowa Small Business Relief Award Notifications

Funding for Iowa Businesses Impacted by COVID-19

Targeted Small Business Program Adds 400+ New Members

The TSB Directory features 853 Iowa small businesses.

Targeted Small Business Highlights - Summer 2020

TSB Movers and Shakers

How to Create a Supplier Diversity Program

8 Ways to Invite Diversity Into Your Business

Iowan's Concerns About COVID-19

Iowa-based SPPG + Essman Research provides insights on Iowans' feelings about the economy.

An Invisible Glove

Prefense is changing the hand sanitizer industry

#IowansUnite: Coming Together Like Never Before

See inspiring acts worth sharing? Share using #IowansUnite.

Educating Tomorrow's Workforce

NewBoCo places value on connecting talent with Iowa's startups.

Mason City Opportunity Zone Shines Spotlight on Iowa Development

Downtown Resource Newsletter - Volume 3, 2019

Downtown Conference: It's a Wrap for Another Year

Downtown Resource Newsletter - Volume 2, 2019

Stanton Masonic Lodge is First Completed Catalyst Project in Iowa

Biodiesel 101

Do you know the benefits of biodiesel?

Making Iowa Future Ready

Future Ready Iowa will strengthen Iowa's workforce and help employers hire the skilled workers they need to grow and innovate.

MarketWatch: Iowa is No. 1 State for Jobs

Iowa ranked as the top state for jobs in the U.S. in 2019, based on data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Downtown Resource Newsletter - Volume 1, 2019

Main Street Iowa Award Winners Celebrated

We’re all about that balance

In Iowa, we're big on work/life balance. After the workday’s over, we hop in our cars and enjoy one of the shortest commutes in the cou

The Main Street Approach as a Catalyst for Revitalization

In Iowa, successful communities have learned to balance historic preservation, creativity, business support and organizational basics. Greenfield i

Iowa: No. 1 State in the Country

Iowa was named the by U.S. News & World Report in 2018.

Bioscience Thrives in Iowa

It's an exciting time for bioscience in Iowa.

Employee and new hire training programs for Iowa companies

IEDA administers a number of programs to support companies seeking to train potential new hires or current employees

State Takes Next Step in Implementing Biosciences Development Road Map

Creation of the Iowa Biosciences Development Center

Start Winning Small Business Innovation Research Funds in Iowa

Funds for Research & Development Are Available

Study will Expedite Future Renewable Energy Storage

Privately owned solar array will track the sun as it moves in the sky.

Iowa Utility Company Pledges Millions in Wind Power

Iowa is about to hit a huge renewable energy milestone.

U.S. Department of Agriculture: Biobased chemical production is growing

The biobased chemical industry is on an upward trajectory, according to a new U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) report.