Small Business


Iowa City launches $4 million inclusive economic program

The city of Iowa City has launched a $4 million Inclusive Economic Development Program targeting underestimated businesses and entrepreneurs. Utilizing American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA)...
ProCircular CEO Aaron Warner

ProCircular’s Aaron Warner named SBA Small Business Person of the Year

Aaron Warner, chief executive officer of ProCircular Inc. in Coralville, has been selected as Iowa's 2023 Small Business Person of the Year by the...
Caitlin Clark holds a bag of Almost Famous Popcorn during an advertisement supporting modernizing the Small Business Administration. CREDIT GOLDMAN SACHS YOUTUBE

Caitlin Clark joins calls to modernize Small Business Administration

A new ad featuring University of Iowa women's basketball star Caitlin Clark, produced by Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Business Voices, supports reauthorizing the U.S....

Grants aim to reduce language barriers in workforce

Eleven Iowa employers, including three from Iowa City, will receive a total of $357,470 to support programs aimed at reducing language barriers within Iowa’s...
Stamats Communications

Stamats Communications marks 100th anniversary

Stamats Communications has announced plans to celebrate the company’s 100th anniversary. Founded in 1923, Cedar Rapids-based Stamats has grown from a small publishing company to...
U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) loans

SBA issues loans to three Corridor businesses in February

Three Corridor businesses received a total of $4.774 million in loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) in February, according to a report...
Dady Mansaray, creator of FitMeReach, also won the Immigrant Entrepreneurs Summit's pitch competition in 2022. CREDIT IOWA CITY AREA DEVELOPMENT GROUP

Pitch competition won by Iowa City startup FitMeReach

Iowa City entrepreneur Dady Mansaray will receive $25,000 to invest into his startup business, FitMeReach, after winning an online startup competition. Created by former Los...
Coralville-based WordFlight has been selected as an innovative finalist. CREDIT WORDFLIGHT

Coralville edtech company WordFlight named showcase finalist

WordFlight, an online assessment and intervention solution for elementary students struggling to achieve reading fluency due to foundational skill deficits, has been selected as...

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