Iowa Directory of Economic Development Organizations
Iowa Directory of Economic Development Organizations.

Quick Facts

Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds

  • Capital: Des Moines
  • Population (2017 Est.): 3,145,711
  • Largest Cities (2017): Des Moines, 217,521; Cedar Rapids, 132,228; Davenport, 102,320; Sioux City, 82,514; Iowa City, 74,798
  • Targeted Industries: Biosciences, Advanced Manufacturing, Insurance, Financial Services
  • Key Incentives: High Quality Jobs Program, Renewable Chemical Production Tax Credits, Angel Investor Tax Credits, Innovation Fund Tax Credit, New Jobs Tax Credit, Research Activities Credit, Employee Training, STEM Internship Program, Redevelopment Tax Credit Program
  • GDP (All Industry 2017): $190.2 billion*

*Bureau of Economic Analysis, U.S. Department of Commerce

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State Listings

Iowa Economic Development Authority

Debi Durham
Director
200 East Grand Avenue
Des Moines, Iowa 50309
515-348-6145
[email protected]
www.iowaeconomicdevelopment.com

Professional Developers of Iowa

Lynn Harkin, CAE
Executive Director
1255 SW Prairie Trail Parkway
Ankeny, IA 50023
515-243-4585
[email protected]
www.pdiowa.com


Utility Listings

Alliant Energy

Mark Seckman
Senior Business Attraction Manager
200 First Street SE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52401
319-786-4392
[email protected]
www.alliantenergyeconomicdevelopment.com

Black Hills Energy

Mike Fastenau
Director of Economic Development
1205 SW 37th Street
Grimes, IA 50111
515-343-2012
[email protected]
www.blackhillsenergy.com

Iowa Area Development Group (Rural Cooperatives)

Rand Fisher
President
2600 Grand Avenue, Suite 430
Des Moines, IA 50312
515-223-4817
[email protected]
www.iadg.com

MidAmerican Energy

Kathryn Kunert
Vice President, Economic Connections & Integration
666 Grand Avenue, P.O. Box 657
Des Moines, IA 50309-2580
515-281-2287
[email protected]
www.midamericanenergy.com


Regional Listings

Advance Southwest Iowa Corp.

Paula Hazlewood
Executive Director
149 West Broadway
Council Bluffs, IA 51503
402-960-8505
[email protected]
advancesouthwestiowa.com

Clinton Regional Development Corporation

Erin M. Cole, CGBP
President & CEO
721 South 2nd Street
Clinton, Iowa 52732
563-242-4536
[email protected]
www.clintondevelopment.com

Greater Des Moines Partnership

David Maahs
Executive Vice President, Economic Development
700 Locust Street, Suite 100
Des Moines, IA 50309
515-286-4958
[email protected]
www.dsmpartnership.com

Grow Cedar Valley

Lisa Rivera Skubal, CEcD
Vice President of Economic Development
360 Westfield Avenue, Suite 200
Waterloo, IA 50701
319-232-1156
[email protected]
www.growcedarvalley.com

ICR IOWA (Iowa City-Cedar Rapids)

Brian Crowe
Director of Business Attraction
501 First Street SE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52401
319-538-8845
[email protected]
www.icriowa.org

Iowa Lakes Corridor Development Corporation

Brian Dalziel
Senior Vice President, Economic Development
520 2nd Avenue East, Suite 2
Spencer, IA 51301
712-264-3474
[email protected]
www.lakescorridor.com

Iowa’s Creative Corridor

Brian Crowe

501 First Street SE
Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52401
319-730-1425
[email protected]
www.iowascreativecorridor.com

North Iowa Corridor Economic Development Corporation

Chad Schreck
President & CEO
9 North Federal
Mason City, IA 50401
641-423-0315
[email protected]
www.northiowacorridor.com

Northwest Iowa Planning & Development Commission

Ted Kourousis
Executive Director
217 West 5th Street, P.O. Box 1493
Spencer, IA 51301
712-262-7225, ext. 142
[email protected]
www.nwipdc.org

Quad Cities Chamber | Quad Cities First

Liz Tallman
Chief Economic Development Officer
331 West 3rd Street
Davenport, IA 52801
563-823-2654
[email protected]
www.quadcitiesfirst.com

Siouxland Initiative

Chris McGowan
President
101 Pierce Street
Sioux City, IA 51101
712-255-7903, ext. 215
[email protected]
www.siouxlandchamber.com


County Listings

Appanoose Economic Development Corporation

Sarah Lind
Executive Director
101 West Van Buren Street, Suite 1
Centerville, Iowa 52544
641-856-3388
[email protected]
www.appanoosecounty.org

Butler County Development Corporation

Jeff Kolb
Executive Director
P.O. Box 403
Allison, IA 50602
319-267-2858
[email protected]
www.butlercountyiowa.com

Clarke County Development Corporation

Bill Trickey
Executive Director
115 East Washington Street, P.O. Box 426
Osceola, IA 50213
641-342-2944
[email protected]
www.clarkecountyiowa.com

Delaware County Economic Development

Donna Boss
Director
200 East Main Street
Manchester, IA 52057
563-927-3325
[email protected]
www.delawarecountyia.com

Franklin County Development Association

Katie LaBree
Executive Director
5 First Street SW
Hampton, IA 50441
641-456-5668
[email protected]
www.franklincountyiowa.com

Lee County Economic Development Group, Inc.

Dennis Fraise
Chief Operating Officer
2700 Kindustry Park Road
Keokuk, IA 53632
319-753-0690
[email protected]
www.leecountyedg.com

Mills County Economic Development Foundation

Rick Allely
Director
403 Railroad Avenue
Glenwood, IA 51534
712-302-7010
[email protected]
www.millscoia.us

O’Brien County Economic Development Corporation

Kiana L. Johnson
Executive Director
160 South Hayes Avenue
Primghar, Iowa 51245
712-957-1313
[email protected]
www.obriencounty.com

Wright County Economic Development

Cindy Litwiller
Director
115 North Main Street
Clarion, IA 50525
515-851-0202
[email protected]
www.wrightcounty.org


City Listings

Ames Economic Development Commission

Dan Culhane, CEcD, CCE
President & CEO
304 Main Street
Ames, IA 50010
515-232-2310
[email protected]
www.amesedc.com

Ankeny Economic Development Corp.

Joey Beech
Executive Director
1631 SW Main Street, Suite 204
Ankeny, IA 50021
515-964-0747
[email protected]
www.ankenyedc.com

Cedar Falls Economic Development

Shane Graham
Economic Development Coordinator
220 Clay Street
Cedar Falls, IA 50613
319-273-8600
[email protected]
www.cedarfalls.com

Cedar Rapids Metro Economic Alliance

Doug Neumann
Executive Director
501 First Street SE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52401
319-730-1414
[email protected]
www.cedarrapids.org

Charles City Area Development Corporation

Timothy S. Fox, MPP, CED, EDFP, PCED
Executive Director
401 North Main Street, Suite 1
Charles City, IA 50616-2021
641-228-3020
[email protected]
www.charlescityia.com

Clear Lake Area Chamber of Commerce

Stacy Doughan
President & CEO
205 Main Avenue
Clear Lake, IA 50428
641-357-2159
[email protected]
www.clearlakeiowa.com

Council Bluffs Growth Area Chamber of Commerce

Peggy Harvey
Business Manager
149 West Broadway
Council Bluffs, IA 51503
712-325-1000
[email protected]
www.councilbluffsiowa.com

Dyersville Economic Development Corporation

Jacque Rahe
Executive Director
1100 16th Avenue Court SE
Dyersville, IA 52040-2374
563-875-2311
[email protected]
www.dyersville.com

Estherville Area Partnership for Growth

Lyle Hevern
Executive Director
620 1st Avenue South
Estherville, IA 51334
712-380-7100
[email protected]
www.estherville.org

Greater Burlington Partnership

Jeremy Hess
Director of Economic Development
610 North 4th Street, Suite 200
Burlington, Iowa 52601
319-208-0050
[email protected]
www.greaterburlington.com

Greater Dubuque Development Corporation

Rick Dickinson
President & CEO
Schmid Innovation Center, 900 Jackson Street, Suite 109
Dubuque, IA 52001
563-557-9049
[email protected]
www.greaterdubuque.org

Iowa City Area Development Group

Tom Banta
Director of Strategic Growth (ICAD & ICR Iowa)
136 South Dubuque Street
Iowa City, IA 52240
319-354-3939
[email protected]
www.iowacityareadevelopment.com

Iowa Falls Area Development Corporation (IFADC)

Mark Buschkamp
Executive Director
520 Rocksylvania Avenue
Iowa Falls, IA 50126
641-373-3455
[email protected]
www.iowafallsdevelopment.com

Marion Chamber of Commerce

Jill Ackerman
President
1225 6th Ave., Suite 100
Marion, IA 52302
319-377-6316
[email protected]
www.marioncc.org/

Ottumwa Economic Development Corporation

Sharan Stroh
Economic Development Director
217 East Main Street
Ottumwa, Iowa 52501
641-682-3465, ext. 902
[email protected]
www.ottumwadevelopment.org

Prairie City Economic Development Commission

Cindy Kane
City Clerk
203 East Jefferson, P.O. Box 607
Prairie City, Iowa 50228
515-994-2649
[email protected]
www.prairiecityiowa.us

Rock Valley Economic Development

David Miller
Development Director
1507 Main Street
Rock Valley, Iowa 51247
712-476-2576
[email protected]
www.cityofrockvalley.com

Sioux City Economic Development

Marty Dougherty
Director
405 6th Street, P.O. Box 447
Sioux City, IA 51102
712-279-6345
[email protected]
www.locatesiouxcity.com

Storm Lake United

Gary Lalone
Executive Director
119 West 6th Street, P.O. Box 584
Storm Lake, IA 50588
712-732-3780
[email protected]
www.visitstormlake.com

Washington Chamber of Commerce

Michelle Redlinger
Executive Director
205 West Main Street
Washington, Iowa 52353
319-653-3272
[email protected]
www.washingtoniowachamber.com

Webster City Community & Economic Development

D. Jeffrey Sheridan
City Manager
P.O. Box 217
Webster City, IA 50595
515-832-9151
[email protected]
webstercity.com