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  • Center for Business Growth and Innovation

Serving entrepreneurs and small business
owners throughout the state of Iowa and beyond.

The Center for Business Growth and Innovation’s team philosophy is to listen to the entrepreneurial community, imagine what we can do to fill gaps in their needs; then create sharable and collaboratively driven solutions leveraging our technology and university assets. Annually, we evaluate how we’ve done and strive to scale those resources that are effective to maximize economic impact for Iowa entrepreneurs.

Our Featured Programs

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Advance Iowa

Our unique service focuses on pairing owners with trusted business advisors.

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Business Concierge

Our program seeks to connect entrepreneurs with the right public sector organization that can help them grow.



Iowa’s premier business grant program providing thousands of dollars in cash to help Iowans start or expand their business.

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Innovation Incubator

Help you take your firm to that next level with an immersive environment and top-notch university resources designed to foster business success.

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Small Business Survey

A comprehensive statewide survey of Iowa’s entrepreneurs and small business owners – the only one of its kind.

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Our webinars have seen a tremendous response from business owners across Iowa, resulting in tens of thousands of participants and views.