Business Assistance

Montezuma Community Development

Montezuma Community Development is a 501(c)(3) public-private partnership that supports the growth and sustaining efforts of the Montezuma community.  Local staff are available to provide resources for technical assistance to small local start-ups and those seeking to expand an exisitng businesses.  Contact the MCD office to schedule an appointment or request information on available properties that might suit your individual needs.  MCD also works in partnership with many other economic development agencies and regional groups that assist in promoting your business and providing resources, including access to capital.  Contact Montezuma Community Development at 641-623-7600.                       MCD BLOG  FACEBOOK

Poweshiek Iowa Development

Poweshiek Iowa Development is a 501(c)(3) public-private partnership created to enhance Poweshiek Iowa residents lives through economic development activities.  Poweshiek Iowa Development provides economic and community development assistance to existing and new businesses, local development organizations and governments.  Contact the Grinnell office at 641-236-1626.  WEBSITE  FACEBOOK

Iowa Economic Development Authority

The IEDA provides technical assistance and resources to businesses looking to grow within the State of Iowa.  As a right-to-work state with an affordable living index, Iowa consistently ranks as one of the most cost effective states in which to do business.  The IEDA provides links to regional workforce programs, site location assistance, regulatory information, and direction for green energy business practices.  WEBSITE

Regional Alliance for Innovative Development

The Regional Alliance for Innovative Development is a collaborative effort of Iowa Valley Community College Grinnell, Poweshiek Iowa Development, Montezuma Community Development, Grinnell Area Chamber of Commerce, SCORE, Poweshiek County Extension, and other partners to provide outreach, education, and technical resources to small business owners in Poweshiek County.   Business development workshops are held throughout the year, including Lunch & Learns.  For more information contact MaryAnne Nickle at Iowa Valley Community College, 641-236-0513.

Iowa Source Link

IASourceLink’s mission is to help small businesses in Iowa grow and succeed by providing businesses with free, easy access to the help you need – when you need it.  IASourceLink connects a network of 200+ nonprofit resource organizations that provide business-building services for small businesses. The online clearinghouse facilitates the linking of these resource organizations to one another and to established, emerging and start-up small businesses throughout the region.  Resource partners provide a wide range of business-related services, including:  Marketing, financial planning, sales, loans, technical assistance, product development, education, government contracts and operation assistance.  WEBSITE  BLOG

Region 6 Planning Commission

Region 6 Planning Commission, headquartered in Marshalltown, is a voluntary association of local governments established in 1974 to provide member communities with professional services in the areas of comprehensive planning, access to federal and state transportation funding, housing assistance, public transit services, and grant writing and administration.   If you are currently operating a business or considering starting a business, Region 6 provides loans to qualified professional services, commercial establishments, or industrial businesses in a 4 county area.  Region 6 assistance has created 59 new jobs, saved 30 existing jobs and leveraging $28 million in funding.  It is the Region 6 Planning Commission’s goal to promote economic development throughout the region.  WEBSITE

SCORE

SCORE is a nonprofit association with 50 years of dedication in helping small businesses get off the ground, and grow and achieve their goals through education and mentorship. Because SCORE is supported by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), and a network of 12,000+ volunteers, services are delivered at no charge or at very low cost.  Services include mentorships, free confidential business planning, online planning tools, and inexpensive or free local workshops and webinars.  WEBSITE