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 Pappajohn Center for Entrepreneurship Outreach
Drake University Buchanan Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership

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

Agriculture Specific Sites

Agricultural Marketing Resource Center
AgVentures Alliance

General Business Sites
American Marketing Association
CEO Express Business Portal
Prosperity Now
Heartland Center for Leadership Development
Junior Achievement of Central Iowa

Financial Sites

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

Libraries Databases & Sites

Honestly Now Banking – Listing of all banks and credit unions in USA
James J. Hill Center
US Census Bureau

Export & Import Specific Sites – US Government Export Portal
Trade Information Center – US Department of Commerce

Media- Newspapers Magazines & Television Sites

BusinessWeek Magazine
Charles City Press Newspaper
Clear Lake Mirror 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

State Government Sites

Be Ready Iowa – Homeland Security & Emergency Management
Iowa Business License Information Center
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 Northland Regional Councils of Governments
North Central Iowa Alliance

Other Association Sites
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 Federation of Independent Businesses
Institute For Local Self-Reliance
North Central Center for Rural Development
Professional Developers of Iowa
Center for Rural Entrepreneurship
U.S. Association for Small Business & Entrepreneurship

Other Iowa Business Accelerators

EDC Accelerating Iowa Business. 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.

NewBoCo, Cedar Rapids
The New Bohemian Innovation Collaborative 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.

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