Encouraging Entrepreneurship

The Small Business Development Program is designed to help fill the financial gaps new and expanding businesses might encounter with loans up to $25,000 for terms
up to five years.

Our goal is to help create sustainable businesses with preference given to companies in advanced manufacturing, information technology, biosciences and other innovative industries.

By working with the University of Iowa’s John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center, a program partner, entrepreneurs get further help developing their organization.

We helped BlendCard, an innovative customer loyalty program, so it could move its program into new markets, and supported Moxie Solar, a state leader in solar energy infrastructure, so it could meet the rapidly growing demand for its services.

Download a copy of the  the Small Business Development Program guidelines and, when you’re ready, a copy of the Small Business Development Application.