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Fueling Iowa Business Growth

Get customized, results-oriented guidance to power your business success at every stage. EDC is a nonprofit business growth engine in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, that strategically partners with Iowa-based interstate commerce companies to drive strong economic impact and fuel vital and sustainable communities.

We serve as a trusted resource throughout the lifecycle of your business, whether you’re a startup, early-stage business, or established company. No other resource in Iowa provides this level of hands-on, collaborative support.

When Iowa businesses succeed, our state thrives.

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How We Support Your Business

When you work with EDC, you get 1:1 professional support from seasoned business veterans who know how to help grow your business. We’ll help you nurture your skills and knowledge, navigate the appropriate resources, and pair you with the right strategic partners when needed.

Our services are intended to fill the gaps in your business, no matter your stage of growth.

  • Strategic Planning
  • Sales Team Development/Hiring
  • Leadership Mentoring
  • Market Research and Analysis
  • Market Plan Development
  • Operations Efficiencies
  • New Product Development
  • Finance/Budgeting
  • Venture Capital Access/Equity Raising
  • Transition Planning
  • Business Planning

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Success Stories

Pear Deck

Pear Deck
Over $100 million has flowed back into Iowa’s economy—one of the largest investor returns in Iowa history—after Pear Deck was purchased by Go Guardian in 2020. EDC played a critical role in this acquisition.

Bazooka Farmstar

Bazooka Farmstar
While working with EDC, Bazooka’s sales grew nearly four times. Bazooka added new facilities and doubled employment in the Washington County area.