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206 NE Court Drive
PO Box 177
Greenfield, Iowa 50849

Phone 641.343.7977

Debra J. Houghtaling
Executive Director

GROW IOWA FOUNDATION provides capital for small business, industrial, manufacturing or affordable housing projects within southwest Iowa.

Since 1996, Grow Iowa has invested more than $8 million into southwest Iowa projects, creating approximately 1200 jobs and 109 housing units.

Grow Iowa Launches 15th Anniversary Speaking Tour

As part of celebrating Grow Iowa’s 15 years of regional economic development, we are planning a speaking tour of southwest Iowa. The intention is to say thank you to the communities that we serve and have supported our work and to encourage additional economic development in our region.

We are currently looking for groups that might need a speaker for a regular or special meeting. These could include economic development groups, Chambers, civic or social groups, schools, banker and realtor meetings, etc.

Sample Topics Previously Presented Include:

·        Grow Iowa’s programming and track record

·        How to find resources for business starts and expansions

·        What lenders look for in evaluating projects

·        How communities can encourage entrepreneurial ventures

·        Trends of successful rural communities

·        How businesses can collaborate for success

For more information or to schedule an event, contact Deb Houghtaling at or 641-343-7977.

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