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We Make it Possible

Last week, the Iowa Innovation Corporation was invited to a White House briefing about innovation. This wasn’t a random ask. It was a briefing that included all the i6 Challenge grant winners since 2010, which in itself is an exclusive club. In two years, there have been only 12 grants presented to organizations that accelerate technology commercialization, new venture formation, job creation, and economic growth across the United States. Our efforts, in partnership with the technologies coming from Iowa State University, have created a model that can be replicated not only statewide but nationally, which is the primary reason we were awarded the grant. ...

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International Marketing Financial Assistance available to Iowa Companies

International Marketing Financial Assistance available to Iowa Companies...

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Iowa Economic Gardening Network

UNI is leading a new initiative beginning in the fall of 2012 to serve existing mid-sized Iowa businesses with customized technical assistance through an approach called Economic Gardening....

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NGA Policy on Energy Efficiency and Combined Heat and Power

owa is one of four states selected to work with the National Governors Association (NGA) in an effort to improve industrial use of combined heat and power and enhance economic development. ...

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Skilled Iowa National Career Readiness Certificate

Iowa Workforce Development was pleased to be a part of the recent Professional Developers of Iowa’s Fall Conference as we continue to spread the word about the Skilled Iowa Initiative. ...

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