The following Internet web sites may be useful to individuals who own, operate and actively manage Targeted Small Businesses in the State of Iowa:
Iowa Department of Economic Development
Many questions can arise when starting a small business. The professionals at the Iowa Department of Economic Development are here to help answer your questions, provide education and network you with the agencies and organizations necessary for a successful business start.
Department of Administrative Services, General Services Enterprise, Procurement Services
The Procurement Services Division of the Iowa Department of Administrative Services provides useful information concerning the purchasing activities of the State of Iowa, including "How to Become a Vendor," and how to do business with the State of Iowa.
Iowa Department of Transportation, Office of Contracts
University of Iowa Purchasing Department
Iowa State University Purchasing Department
University of Northern Iowa, Office of Business Operations
Center for Industrial Research and Service
Small Business Development Centers
Small Business Administration Resources
The mission of the Small Business Administration (SBA) is to maintain and strengthen the nation's economy by aiding, counseling, assisting and protecting the interests of small businesses and by helping families and businesses recover from national disasters. The SBA offers many programs and services specifically tailored to targeted small businesses. Iowans interested in TSB activities should visit the SBA's web site at http://www.sba.gov.