Partners and Links

Other Iowa John Pappajohn Centers:

University of Iowa John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center
Iowa State University John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center
University of Northern Iowa John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center
Drake University John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Institute
Drake University Pappajohn Center for Entrepreneurship Outreach
Drake University Buchanan Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership

Online Research Center:

IowaSource – Online Research CenterPicture of TIm Putnam and lady
Biz Info Library – A powerful new online resource, the Biz Info Library  provides immediate access to reliable expert information, ideas and insights on owning, operating, and growing a company.

BizToolkit Online

Other Iowa Sites of Interest:

Region 2 Iowa Workforce Development Center
Iowa Capital Investment Corporation (ICIC)
Iowa Economic Development Authority
Iowa Economic Development Authority Jobs Training Program
Iowa Business Growth Company
Iowa Source Link
UNI Strategic Market Services
Center for Industrial Research and Service (CIRAS)
North Central Iowa Alliance
Renew Rural Iowa – Iowa Farm Bureau
LocationOne Information Systems (LOIS) – Building and Sites in Iowa

More Links*:

Alliant Energy Midwest Sites

Building Entrepreneurship Development Systems in Northern Iowa – Case Study

Agriculture Specific Sites

Agricultural Marketing Resource Center
AgVentures Alliance

General Business Sites
American Marketing Association
Buy Iowa Online
CEO Express Business Portal
Corporation for Enterprise Development
Heartland Center for Leadership Development
Junior Achievement of Central Iowa – Marketing Information

Financial Sites

Angel Capital Association
Iowa Tax Incentive and Financial Assistance Information – People to People Lending

Libraries Databases & Search Engine Sites – Business Statistics
Honestly Now Banking – Listing of all banks and credit unions in USA – Search Engine
James J. Hill Center
US Census Bureau

Export & Import Specific Sites

Babel Fish Translation – Free Online TranslatorPicture of a meeting – US Government Export Portal
Trade Information Center – US Department of Commerce

Media- Newspapers Magazines & Television Sites

BusinessWeek Magazine
Charles City Press Newspaper
Clear Lake Reporter Newspaper
Forest City Summit Newspaper
Hampton Chronicle Newspaper
Industry Week Magazine
KIMT-TV Channel 3 Mason City
Mason City Globe Gazette Newspaper
Mitchell County Press – Newspaper – Sales Management Magazine
USA Today Newspaper

United States Government Sites – US Government Official Business Link
Department of Agriculture – Rural Development
Department of Commerce – Economic Development Administration – US Government Official Grant Site
Internal Revenue Service
Small Business Administration
Small Business Administration (Des Moines office) SBA- YouTube Video Tutorials
Iowa Small Business Development Centers
SCORE – Counselors to Americas Small Businesses – US Government Standards
Senator Chuck Grassley
United States Government

State Government Sites

Be Ready Iowa – Homeland Security & Emergency Management
Iowa Business & Economic Development
Iowa Business License Information Center
Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA)
IEDA Financial Aid Forms & Applications
IEDA Programs & Services
Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR)
Iowa Department of Transportation (IDOT)
Iowa Governors Office
Iowa Legislature
Iowa Secretary of State Business Office
Iowa Workforce Development
LIFT Program – Iowa State Treasurer’s Office
Office of Energy Independence- Power Fund
State of Iowa

County Government, City Government & Local Economic Development Sites

County of Butler, IA
Butler County Resource & Development Group
County of Cerro Gordo, IA
City of Clear Lake, IA
City of Mason City, IA
     North Iowa Corridor Economic Development Corp
County of Floyd, IA
     Charles City Area Development Corporation
County of Franklin, IA
Hancock County, IA
     Hancock County Economic Development
County of Mitchell, IA
County of Winnebago, IA
City of Forest City, IA
County of Worth, IA
County of Wright, IA
Iowa Association of Regional Councils of Government
North Central Iowa Alliance

Colleges Universities & Pappajohn Centers Sites

Drake University
John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center (Drake)
North Iowa Area Community College (NIACC)
John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center (NIACC)
Iowa State University (ISU)
John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center (ISU)
CIRAS – Center for Industrial Research & Service – ISU
Community Vitality Center – Iowa State University
Iowa Energy Center – Iowa State University
University of Iowa (U of IA)
John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center (U of IA)
University of Northern Iowa (UNI)
John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center (UNI)
Regional Business Center (UNI)
Iowa Waste Reduction Center – University of Northern IowaPicture of two men walking

Other Association Sites

Institute for Social and Economic Development
Iowa Association of Business & Industry
Iowa Business Council
Iowa Farm Bureau Federation
Iowa Rural Development Council
Iowa Water Pollution Control Association
National Association for Community College Entrepreneurship
National Business Incubation Association
National Dialogue on Entrepreneurship
National Federation of Independent Businesses
Institute For Local Self-Reliance
North Central Center for Rural Development
Professional Developers of Iowa
RUPRI Center for Rural Entrepreneurship
U.S. Association for Small Business & Entrepreneurship

Other Iowa Business Accelerators

Entrepreneurial Development Center, Inc. in Cedar Rapids connects entrepreneurial needs with qualified community and state resources to provide hands-on professional business direction. While working with both emerging and existing Iowa-based businesses, EDC supports the development and commercialization of new products, services and technologies. For more information, contact Curt Nelson at 319-369-4955.

Global Insurance Accelerator, Des Moines
The Global Insurance Accelerator is a mentor-driven business accelerator designed to foster innovation in the insurance industry by supporting startups targeting the global insurance industry. Contact Brian Hemesath at 515-778-6923.

Iowa Startup Accelerator, Cedar Rapids
The Iowa Startup Accelerator is an intensive program that matches tech-based startups, especially those in ag, health, education, manufacturing and transportation technology, with world-class mentors, Midwestern work ethic, seed funding and development expertise to take them from concept to successful launch in 90 days. For more information, contact Eric Engelmann at 319-382-5128.

Square One DSM Accelerator, Des Moines 
The Square One DSM Accelerator is a full time accelerator for startup companies that are past the idea / incubation stage and are experiencing traction in the market. This full time business accelerator helps companies move from market traction to critical mass. We provide mentoring, connections, financial modeling, advice and support on raising capital along with a facility from which the startup can work. We focus on customer acquisition and scaling your business. Learn more by contacting Mike Colwell at 515-259-0380.

*The above links are provided as a public service. No endorsement is implied.