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The Downtown Resource Newsletter

Volume 3 2022

Grant Tips for your Downtown Building Rehab Project

Assistance to Help Grow and Preserve Communities

Main Street Iowa Tech Notes

Downtown Difference Maker - Bruce Palmborg, Board President, Main Street Lansing

Charles City Whitewater Park

3 Unique Ways Iowa Companies Are Tackling Talent Attraction

Fall 2022 International Update Newsletter



5 Reasons Why Manufacturing Is Easier in Iowa

Get to know the 2022 Open 4 Business Finalists

The Downtown Resource Newsletter

Volume 2 - 2022

Downtown Difference Makers - Scott and Bonnie Romine

Downtown Gem – Woodbine Grain Elevator

Summer 2022 International Update Newsletter

Update from the Iowa European Office

An epicenter of animal health: How Iowa’s public-private partnerships advance vaccine innovation

Beyond ethanol: How three international companies are finding success in Iowa

Spring 2022 International Update Newsletter

Mexico and the USMCA: A solution to supply chain challenges

Submitted by: Gloria Garcia, Global BMT, Iowa Representative in Latin America

Back on the Road: Thoughts on post-pandemic international business travel

Albert Liu – Director of U.S. Commercial Service in Iowa

Trinity Fabricators: An Underdog on the Rise

Iowa's answer to the Great Resignation

Evolving a Legacy Industry: Iowa's approach to manufacturing 4.0

Iowa: A smart investment in America's Midwest

Preserving a Local Legacy

Bauman's of Mount Vernon enhances a community staple

Iowa Downtown Resource Newsletter

Volume 1 - 2022

Enhance the Downtown Experience

Downtown Difference Maker - Janet Kuskie-Hermsen

Downtown Gem - Mabe's Pizza

Winter 2022 International Update Newsletter

The Pet Food Market Landscape in China

Submitted by: Tony Wang, Iowa Representative in Southeast Asia

Export Education: Focus on Harmonized System/Schedule B

Submitted by: Andrea Smith, Program and Education Manager, IEDA's International Trade Office

Iowa Downtown Resource Newsletter

Volume 3 — 2021

Downtown Gem - Panora

Announcing New Staff – Nick Sorensen

Project Funding Available Through the Iowa Downtown Resource Center

Main Street Iowa Announces 2022 Application Workshops

Resources for Small Businesses and Customers


Coming Soon!  Main Street Design Guide

Downtown Difference Makers – Brian and Laura Manatt

Create Economic Impact with your Event ... Pella Tulip Time!

Iowa Sister States Recognized by Japan Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Pork and Poultry Production in SE Asia

Submitted by: Orissa International Pte. Ltd. 

Don’t Let COVID Find Vulnerabilities with your Compliance

Submitted by: Kelly Klinefelter, Navguardian, LLC

Fall 2021 International Update Newsletter

July 2021 TSB Bullseye Newsletter

City of Des Moines Selected for Global Procurement Enhancement Program

Vendor Orientations Offered

The Greater Des Moines Partnership Announces Supplier Diversity Training Program

TSB Highlights July 2021

Resource Partner Events/Opportunities

NIGHT DIVE Shares Body Positivity One Swimsuit at a Time

Summer 2021 International Update Newsletter

Virtual Trade Outreach - Real World Success

European Union Updates and German Market Outlook

Iowa Institutions on Leading Edge of Medical Breakthroughs

Virtual Matchmaking

Iowa Downtown Resource Newsletter

Volume 2 — 2021

Sage Advice

Connie Ferguson - Downtown Difference Maker

Downtown Gem - What Cheer Opera House

Downtown Development and Diversity

Director Spotlight - Veteran Director Joyce Glasscock Retires

Traditional Meets Non-Traditional

Lincoln Savings Bank Partners with FinTech Apps

April 2021 TSB Bullseye Newsletter

Save the Date!

Black & Brown Business Summit

Upcoming SBDC - Iowa Events

Upcoming Iowa Center Events

TSB in the News

TSB Highlights

Iowa Legal Aid Services

Want to Know More About State Procurement?

Partnerships Supporting Diverse Businesses

SBA Updated PPP Application Guidelines

New Targeted Small Businesses

Entrepreneurs, the American Rescue Plan and Health Insurance

It's Been a Year...

SBA Events

Pella: Advancing Technology with Manufacturing 4.0

Iowa’s Mfg. 4.0 strategies help manufacturers improve processes through automation and smart technology

Spring 2021 International Update Newsletter

Chilean Food Market: Main Opportunities

The Rise in Demand for Animal Based Proteins and its implications

Indian Agriculture and Construction Industry

An intriguing market for Iowa equipment manufacturers

Successful Iowa Virtual Soybean Trade Mission with Mexico

USMCA Training – Practical Requirements and Updates

Presented by Mr. Mike Allocca, Allocca Enterprises

International Trade Office Consulting and Education

Customized Virtual Matchmaking Service

Develop or Expand Your International Business

USMCA Training Practical Requirements and Updates

Presented by Mr. Mike Allocca, Allocca Enterprises

Iowa Downtown Resource Newsletter

Volume 1 — 2021

Downtowns Learning by Example … Not a One Size Fits All

Sumner – Downtown Difference Makers

Downtown Gems – Lansing’s Horsfalls is One Amazing Place!

Streetscape Survival, Best Outcomes and Helpful Hints

2021 Iowa Downtown Conference

Center for Rural Revitalization and Empower Rural Iowa

Where Shop Iowa Started

Embracing and Engaging Diverse Perspectives


Metalcraft: Embracing a Technology Revolution

Iowa’s Mfg. 4.0 strategies help manufacturers improve processes through automation and smart technology

Iowa: Home to Groundbreaking Bioscience Leaders

Japan’s Spiber Inc. Partners with ADM for First U.S. Facility in Clinton, IA

TSB Bullseye Newsletter

January 2021

Why Every Business Needs a Mentor 

Updated Deadline for Economic Injury Disaster Loan Applications

Shop Iowa Marketplace

Solar Power SunCrate: A New Tool in Natural Disaster Response

Mobile Power Source Can Transform Response to Natural Disasters

Targeted Small Business Highlights

Goldman Sachs 10,000 Businesses

Iowa Legal Aid Services

Want to know more about State Procurement?

'Iowa Nice' Meets Japanese Culinary Scene

Berkwood Farms Leverages International Export Market

National Association of Women Business Owners

2020 Celebration of Excellence

Upcoming SBDC - Iowa Events

Upcoming Iowa Legal Aid Event

Vendor Orientations Offered

Winter 2021 International Update Newsletter

Upcoming Iowa Center Events

When to Pay Vendors in a Foreign Currency Versus U.S. Dollars

Submitted by: JPMorgan Chase Commercial Banking

Opportunities in a World of Uncertainties

Submitted by Tractus Asia Ltd., Iowa’s Representative in China

Iowa Trade Talk Series

Global Options for Iowa

ILDEX-Vietnam 2021

July 21-23, 2021

Virtual Trade Mission – Chile and Peru

April 19-30, 2021

Virtual Trade Mission – Southeast Asia

March 1-31, 2021

USMCA – Practical Requirements and Updates

Presented by Mr. Mike Allocca, Allocca Enterprises
February 10, 2021 | 9:00-11:00 a.m. CST

Connect and Drive Sales for Feed Ingredients and Additives

Virtual Buyers Mission: March 2-4, 2021 (online meetings)

New Iowa Ag Export Highlights Available

Upcoming CIRAS Events

Save the Date!

Black & Brown Business Summit April 22-23

Why Iowa is the New Insurance Capital of the Nation

A pro-business environment drives statewide expansion

Reinvestment District Program Sparks New Life in Iowa Communities

Program opens to pre-applications from new communities Feb. 22-25, 2021

Des Moines Named Top 10 City for Tech Workers

Tech startups are building off Des Moines' strength in finance and insurance

10 Inspiring Stories of Iowa Entrepreneurs

Iowans are growing 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 International Financial Assistance Opportunities

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

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 4 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

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.

Mason City Opportunity Zone Shines Spotlight on Iowa Development

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