• New York Times Article Mention

    "Alternative economic development strategies are gradually gaining traction. Littleton, Colo., a suburb of Denver, has pioneered an “economic gardening” approach that rejects a “hunting” model in favor of growing its own small businesses, providing supportive services and planning assistance. Its success has inspired pilot projects in several states, including Florida, Iowa, Kansas and Louisiana."

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  • Welcome to Advance Iowa

    Advance Iowa is the economic gardening program for Iowa. The Advance Iowa team is housed at the University of Northern Iowa, working with mid-size growth companies across Iowa supporting their pursuit of expansion.

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  • Meet the AI team!

    Sarah, Dan, Rob & Patrick are a one-of-a-kind team with expertise in serving small and large businesses. The AI team is certified in a variety of areas, including Finance and Entrepreneurial Management, International Business, Geographic Information Systems, Commercial Investment, Market Research and Social Media Marketing.

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