Why Entrepreneurship? Why Now?
Growing Iowa’s existing small businesses and nurturing our new, start-up businesses is the key to economic vitality. The jobs, tax revenues and economic impact generated by local businesses build our communities, support our schools and attract/retain our residents. The importance of entrepreneurs to Iowa is unquestionable. However, to maximize the potential of entrepreneurs communities must develop and provide a supportive culture, business and technical assistance, access to capital at all levels and networking opportunities with service providers and fellow business owners.
We need to ensure:
Entrepreneurs have a Supportive Culture
Business/Technical Resources are easily accessible
Access to Capital is available at all levels
Thriving social, professional, and business networks