The Center has thrived since its launch in 2001 with an initial investment provided by the Kauffman Foundation and the Rural Policy Research Institute (RUPRI). While the Center received some annual support from RUPRI through May 2011, the bulk of the Center’s more than $10 million in activity generated since its founding has been through the opportunities generated and […]
Based in Arlington, VA, EntreWorks Consulting is an economic development consulting and policy development firm focused on helping communities, businesses, and organizations achieve their entrepreneurial potential. EntreWorks works with a diverse base of clients including state and local governments, Chambers of Commerce, business leaders, educational institutions, and non-profits. Since its founding, EntreWorks has worked with customers in forty states and overseas.
IDM’s Iowa focus: community economic development, applied research, and practical planning, technical assistance, and group decision making. Since 1987, our professional, hands-on staff has guided and advised more than 700 communities and local development groups across our state.
The Institute for Decision Making at the University of Northern Iowa and is a valued economic development partner throughout Iowa and beyond.
The National Institute of Standards and Technology’s Hollings Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) works with small and mid-sized U.S. manufacturers to help them create and retain jobs, increase profits, and save time and money. The nationwide network provides a variety of services, from innovation strategies to process improvements to green manufacturing. MEP also works with partners at the state and federal levels on programs that put manufacturers in position to develop new customers, expand into new markets and create new products.
As the most comprehensive resource available for those involved in technology-based economic development, SSTI offers the services that are needed to help build tech-based economies.
Since its inception in 1996, SSTI has developed a nationwide network of practitioners and policymakers dedicated to improving the economy through science and technology. This network has resulted in unique access to information. SSTI uses this access to assist states and communities as they build tech-based economies, conduct research on best practices and trends in tech-based economic development, and encourage cooperation among and between state and federal programs.