Whether you're an established company looking to expand or relocate to this area, or you are aspiring to start a small business, the following resources will guide you in the right direction. Links for startup assistance, financial programs and more are all here in one place - right at your fingertips.
The Tipton Economic Development Corporation proudly partners with the Iowa City Area Development Group (ICAD). The ICAD Group works to enhance the quality of their communities by serving the workforce development and economic development needs of interstate commerce companies in Iowa's Creative Corridor.
Their service territory includes Iowa City, Coralville, North Liberty, Solon, Tiffin, Tipton, the Amana Colonies, West Branch, Kalona, West Liberty, and Johnson County.
The ICAD Group also works in partnership with economic development groups in Linn, Jones, Washington, Benton, Iowa and Cedar counties in what is known as Iowa’s Creative Corridor.
The corridor is one of the largest laborsheds in the state representing over 500,000 people. The economic development representatives of the area have created a strategic, seven-county alliance dedicated to economic progress, workforce development, and fostering a culture of innovation.
Iowa's Creative Corridor gives employers and workforce access to a region uniquely Iowan, founded with a manufacturing heritage, but actively seeking new frontiers and opportunities in information technology, biotechnology and bioprocessing, renewable energy, and educational services.
The Cedar Rapids branch of SBA is ready to assist you with any of your business start-up questions. Their website is full of helpful information and you can request a free "Business Startup Kit".
The Abilities Fund is the first nationwide nonprofit communitydeveloper and financial institution focused exclusively on expanding entrepreneurial opportunities, including access to capital, for people with disabilities. We do this by providing a unique combination of financial products, training, technical assistance services and advisory supports to individuals with disabilities.
Learn how Alliant Energy can make your relocation or expansion a success, and why the Alliant Energy service territory may be a good fit for your industry. From marketing assistance to training opportunities, Alliant Energy's team of economic development experts is ready to build partnerships with you.
Learn more about the electricity and natural gas industries and check out our links to helpful online resources. You can also request more information or sign up to receive our community newsletter.
Our team of economic development professionals will work with you every step of the way.