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Iowa RECs provide electric power to over 6,000 acres of industrial park property ready for construction.

Project Incentive Financing:

IADG and their sponsors work diligently to help businesses and communities across Iowa. USDA Rural Development is a great partnership in this effort. For the past 15 years IADG and their sponsors have captured nearly $60 million in USDA grants and loans for Iowa projects.


IADG's utility sponsors provide power to a wide variety of available buildings.

Value Added Agriculture:

Agriculture is the number one industry in Iowa as the state leads the nation in corn, soybean, pork and egg production. Iowa also is a leader in egg processing, beef and turkey production too. Iowa's dairy industry is on the rise with more dairies from the west coast and southern states finding Iowa a great place to do business.


The collaboration of Iowa Area Development Group brings together over 80 electric cooperatives and municipal electric systems and 150 independent telephone companies to provide development service and assistance.

Powerful Partnerships - IADG Sponsors and Partners

Powerful Partnerships for Success

Whether it is a new business location, expansion or relocation, Iowa offers a wide range of options and opportunities for growing businesses. Iowa Area Development Group (IADG) understands that projects don’t begin at the ground breaking or end at the ribbon cutting. For 30 years, IADG has helped clients navigate the site selection process with community data, financial incentives, and technical assistance to meet the demands of business.

Iowa Area Development Group’s network of over 250 member-owned electric cooperatives, municipal utilities and independent telecommunications companies throughout the state, have invested prudently in Iowa’s community and business infrastructure – assisting in a wide variety of business development and community development projects, especially in the targeted industry areas of agribusiness, advanced manufacturing, renewable energy, information solutions, and logistics/distribution.

  Contact the IADG Team for assistance with your next project.

Latest News from Iowa Area Development Group

USDA Awards Support Statewide Growth


Numerous projects statewide are moving forward with support from grants and loans secured by Iowa rural utilities through the USDA Rural Economic Development Loan & Grant (REDL&G) program. Here is a spotlight of recently funded projects. Read more >

Ripple Effect Ring Up Results


For over six years Iowa Network Services (INS) and IADG have collaborated on the Ripple Effect program. With a robust pipeline of projects, Ripple Effect continues to ring up results. Read more >

IADG Energy Bank Demonstrates Efficiency


To date, the IADG Energy Bank results show 12 loans totaling over $1.6 million have been closed and a final project is pending to expend the rest of the original funds. Read more >