At Greater Fort Dodge Area Growth Alliance, our role is to help your business thrive and succeed—no matter the size or scope of your work. Our staff is here to answer your questions, and through our extensive network, connect you to the people and tools you need to grow your enterprise.
Below are some of these resources. Please reach out with a phone call or email if we can help you solve a problem or answer a question related to your business.
The North Central Iowa center serves entrepreneurs and existing businesses in Audubon, Calhoun, Carroll, Greene, Guthrie, Hamilton, Humboldt, Pocahontas, Sac and Webster counties. The focus of the center is helping to build rural Iowa, which it is doing through partnerships. We want to take a moment to thank our partners with Extension, Farm Bureau, our community colleges, regional economic development groups, chambers, RECs, Councils o...
The mission of America’s SBDC Iowa is to have a positive impact on the economy of the State of Iowa and its communities. They to do this by providing the highest quality assistance to current and future businesses and by collaborating with other federal, state, local and private resources to ensure maximum benefit to clients.
The Center for Industrial Research and Service (CIRAS) is part of the College of Engineering and the Office of Economic Development and Industry Relations at Iowa State University. Since 1963 CIRAS has been partnering with Iowa companies and communities to help them prosper and grow.
Iowa Central Community College provides quality educational opportunities in the classroom and outside of the classroom, including career coaching, job openings, internship and externship opportunities, networking, and job search tips and advices.
The mission of the Iowa Department of Revenue is to serve Iowans and support state government by collecting all taxes required by law, but no more, in order to make Iowa a state where it is easy to understand and comply with tax obligations.
IASourceLink is where business begins in Iowa. Their mission is to help small businesses in Iowa grow and succeed. They provide firms with free, easy access to the help they need, whenever they need it.
Employee retention and recruitment is truly the largest challenge in every midwest organization. One third of new hires quit their job after about six months. You may think, okay just hire the next person. Well, replacing these “quits” come at a cost to the company. A calculation method developed by David Rosnick from the Center for Economic and Policy Research, imparts the cost to replac...