Welcome to Business and Community Services

Business and Community Services (BCS) serves clients in all 99 counties in Iowa every year. We appreciate the support and partnerships of organizations, communities, businesses and nonprofits to help Build a Better Iowa.


If your business or organization needs economic or business development assistance or environmental guidance, please use the links towards the middle of the page for a specific program that can assist you. If you are visiting one of our programs, please read through the visitor information regarding safety protocols. 


UNI Visitor Information


We continue to assist businesses and communities during the recovery phase from the substantial impacts of COVID-19.  Below are links to Iowa assistance programs.


IEDA Business Recovery Site 

IEDA Business Survey Executive Summary

Iowa Small Business Development Centers  

Small Business Administration  


BCS impact video link
Building a Better Iowa
Business & Entrepreneurial Assistance
Economic Development & Strategic Planning
Environmental & Sustainability Assistance
Communities & Local Governments
Advanced Manufacturing & Industry Training
Intellectual Property & Tech Transfer