The Greater Fort Dodge Growth Alliance offers many programs annually that serve as effective tools for networking and business growth. Below are many programs hosted annually by the Growth Alliance for the community.

AG in Our Community

This program is held quarterly at various times and location. Come listen to speakers present on varying agriculture topics that effect our community. Everyone is welcome!

Community Tours

Do you have a new or potential employee who would benefit from receiving a tour of the Fort Dodge community? Let the Growth Alliance know and we will provide a community tour highlighting the quality of life amenities and recent progress and development in our community.

Eggs & Issues

Eggs and Issues provides individuals an opportunity to interact with local legislators. This program is held from 8:30-10:00am on the 4th Saturday of the months during the legislative session at Iowa Central Community College's Triton Café Board Room.

Employer’s Network

Join us for lunch, networking and a speaker. Topics are typically focused on regulatory compliance and employee relations issues. Programs are held on the 3rd Thursday of every other month from 11:30am - 1:00pm. Cost is usally $10 for members and $15 for non-members. Everyone is welcome.

Entrepreneur Expo

This annual program, supported by the Growth Alliance, is designed for anyone who is considering starting up a business or for current small business owners seeking additional tools and resources.

Leadership Fort Dodge

Leadership Fort Dodge seeks to shape future leaders by providing them with information and tools to become a positive force in our community. Participants meets on the 2nd Thursday, September through May. Applications will be available in June fo rthe 2017-2018 class. Cost is $300.

Network @ Noon

This program is designed to give our members an opportunity to present to other community members and business leaders in the area. Network @ Noon is held on the 2nd Wednesday every other month from 12:00-1:00pm Cost is $10 for members and $15 for non members. Bring your business cards and join us fo lunch, networking and the opporunity to learn something new!


For more information on the programs offered by the Greater Fort Dodge Growth Alliance, contact Jill Nelson at



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