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    Only 20% of business owners in the United States have a written succession plan in place. Advance Iowa will work with you to create a custom plan to help you prepare for your future.

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  • Welcome to Advance Iowa!

    The Center for Business Growth & Innovation have merged into Advance Iowa. Learn more about our new programming and how we can best serve your business!

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  • New partnership has been announced and ADVANCE IOWA plays a significant role

    The University of Northern Iowa, Youngstown State University and the National Center for Defense Manufacturing and Machining are joining forces.

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  • Iowa Business Feature

    Read our latest Iowa Business Feature about Joe & Dawnica King, owners and operators of Cruiser Electric.

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Thursday, April 28, 2022

A new partnership among the University of Northern Iowa (UNI), Youngstown State University (YSU) and the National Center for Defense Manufacturing and Machining (NCDMM) will leverage $10 millio... Read More

Friday, December 10, 2021

Owned and operated by Joe and Dawnica King, Cruiser Electric is an electrical company located in Ankeny, Iowa. Joe found himself... Read More

Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Time is the one consistent element that affects all business planning. It’s also something that business owners can harness with proper planning. When harnessed properly, time can be your best plan... Read More