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WATCH: IASourceLink – Building Iowa Businesses with Broadband

By Jeremy Thacker

Broadband means business in Iowa! In partnership with the Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA), IASourceLink helps small businesses in Iowa grow and succeed. The program connects Iowa entrepreneurs to a network of 300+ nonprofit resource organizations that provide business-building services and facilitates the linking of the resource organizations to one another and to established, emerging, and start-up small businesses. Check out our video blog to learn all that IASourceLink has to offer! IASourceLink: Building Iowa Businesses with Broadband from Connected Nation on Vimeo. For more Iowa broadband news and updates, like us on...

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Getting Connected with Iowa’s Rural Development Council

By CIA Staff

Contributor: Sarah Synovec Iowa Rural Development Council President, Mark Edelman, explains that the council’s concept is “to have representatives from federal agencies and state agencies get together regularly in each state to identify common issues of concern, to develop innovative concepts for solving the problems on the agenda, to coordinate multi-agency collaboration of resources in response to solving the problems to be addressed, and thereby to reduce any duplication of effort.” Since the 1990s, this USDA-driven non-profit has been geared towards helping increase economic growth in rural Iowa. “The council serves as a clearinghouse...

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