Welcome to the Center for Business Growth & Innovation and ADVANCE IOWA, members of Business & Community Services (BCS). BCS was initiated by the University of Northern Iowa in 1985 to provide assistance for businesses statewide. Our mission is to support businesses in Iowa, from start-up to growth.
At ADVANCE IOWA, we offer targeted solutions for small and mid-sized enterprises, helping them thrive and succeed. Our team assists businesses in overcoming obstacles and identifying new opportunities, delivering value to your business.
Aligned with BCS, we are committed to supporting small and medium-sized enterprises. Our collaboration spans various services across all 99 Iowa counties. We provide support in areas such as marketing research, business incubation, environmental compliance, and economic development.
Our suite of BUSINESS SOLUTIONS includes four categories: Business Growth & Innovation, Business Ownership Transition, Seminars, Training & Workshops, and Network, Connecting, Events & Activities.