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BUSINESS & COMMUNITY SERVICES

Economic Development & Strategic Planning

Economic Development and Strategic Planning

BCS has been helping develop, expand and execute strategic planning for economic development for years. These programs have been designed to assist individuals, organizations and agencies in meeting their strategic goals through economic & business development, unique training programs and even geospatial technologies, a diversity which allows for advancements at all levels. Grounded by extensive research, economic strategies and community cohesion, the following programs are prepared to help communities succeed.

Institute for Decision Making Strategic Marketing Services

The Institute for Decision Making reaches out to economic developers and other community organizations across Iowa to provide strategic guidance and growth.

Strategic Marketing Services is a research partner for economic developers offering a full range of customized market research products to support growth and development.

Regional Entrepreneurship Project Heartland Economic Development Course

As a joint effort between the Institute for Decision Making and the Center for Business Growth & Innovation, the Regional Entrepreneurship Project focuses on enhancing the support system for entrepreneurship development across Iowa.

Intensive training in the basic concepts, information, methods and strategies of local economic development are offered through the Heartland Economic Development Course.