Increasing Entrepreneurship in Iowa with Special Funds


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Iowa Economic Development Authority officials announce there are special funds available to would-be entrepreneurs who want to start a new business.

The funding is part of an effort to try to increase entrepreneurship in the state. One of those funds available through the agency is the Demonstration Fund. The fund is geared for financial and technical assistance, and to promote high-technology prototypes.


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Federal Programs Related to - Business Promotion

Programs that promote the general commercial interests of the community or the interests of particular trades. Business Leagues; Business Retention; Chambers of Commercial; Local Business Associations; Industry-Specific Promotion; Trade Association; Trade Groups Business Recruitment & Attraction Programs provide any of a wide variety of incentives to encourage new businesses and industries to locate in a particular community, to provide development and expansion opportunities for existing businesses, and to discourage existing businesses from leaving the area and relocating elsewhere. Attraction of Business; Business Recruitment; Empowerment Zones; Enterprise Zones; Industrial Park Development; Media Production Liaison Services

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Programs that provide technical assistance, venture capital, loans, loan guarantees or other forms of support: to encourage the establishment and growth of businesses that are owned and operated by individuals or groups who are representative of an ethnic minority, women or another minority population; and for individuals or groups who want to establish or expand the operation of a small business enterprise or venture. Also included are programs that protect the interests of small businesses and assure that they receive a fair share of government purchases, contracts, subcontracts and sales of government property.

Business Assistance Center Services; Business Incubator Programs; Disadvantaged Business Development; Entrepreneurial Training; Government Contract Procurement Assistance; Minority Business Loans; Minority Owned Business Development; Minority Vendor Certification; Small Business Counseling; SBA Loans; Small Business Administration Loans; Small Business Loans; Women Owned Business Development

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Programs that provide technical assistance for nonprofit organizations who need management support in areas like board development, facility administration, fiscal administration, grant writing, personnel administration, program planning, development or evaluation, service delivery, volunteer utilization, or public relations. Community-Based Organizational Support; Community Service Clubs Management; Kiwanis Club Support; Men's Service Clubs Management; Nonprofit Management; Nonprofit Organization Development; Women's Service Clubs Management

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      Federal Programs Related to - Community Economic Development

      Programs that provide technical assistance and funds to help communities retain and recycle income within the community by investing in the development of local institutions and businesses.

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