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The Adams Community Economic Development Corporation can help you start, relocate, or expand your business in Adams County.
Whether you are starting a new business or looking to locate or expand in our community, ACEDC has experienced staff to answer questions; liaison with appropriate local, regional and state agencies; suggest financial and business resources; and bring ideas to help you succeed.
Business Plan Assistance
ACEDC partners with and financially supports the South Central Small Business Development Center to assist businesses one-on-one with plan development, diversification ideas, or succession planning. Joint meetings with both ACEDC and SBDC directors have proven effective by current new business owners.
The most recent laborshed study is available here. ACEDC partners with Iowa Workforce Development to assist businesses with targeted labor research. Additional Data such as available buildings and lots can be located here. Requests for specific project data can be delivered to prospective clients in one to two business days.
ACEDC partners with several local and regional organizations to provide start-up or expansion funding from non-traditional lenders. All of these require owner equity, the percent of which varies among funders. ACEDC also works as a liaison with the Iowa Economic Development Authority for State funding.