A recent study by professor James Chrisman of Mississippi State University shows that Iowa Small Business Development Center (SBDC) clients grow 24% faster than Iowa businesses that have no assistance from the SBDC.
The independent study also shows that the SBDC has a significant impact on Iowa’s tax revenues, job creation and retention, and capital acquisition and sales growth. Chrisman’s research indicates tax payers in Iowa are receiving a 4 to 1 return from tax dollars spent on the centers.
If you are starting a business in Iowa you should at least check out what the Small Business Development Centers have to offer. The centers serve all 99 counties from 13 different locations around the state.