The Greater Des Moines Partnership has started a new business accelerator called BIZ – the Business Innovation Zone.  Michael Colwell, a marketing professional with experience in product development has been selected as the executive director.  BIZ is expected to start up at the end of this month.

The business accelerator has been funded through a grant from the State of Iowa and matching funds from Iowa business development and education groups.

So if you have a new idea for the next great business you might consider giving the Greater Des Moines Partnership a call.  Perhaps Mr. Colwell would even agree to do a Rush on Business Podcast to tell us more about this exciting opportunity for regional business people.