The Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA) was created in 2011 to replace the Iowa Department of Economic Development as part of the complete overhaul of Iowa’s economic development delivery model.
Our mission is to strengthen economic and community vitality by building partnerships and leveraging resources to make Iowa the choice for people and business. Through our two main divisions – business development and community development – IEDA administers several state and federal programs to meet its goals of assisting individuals, communities and businesses.
We work tirelessly to achieve our mission and meet our goals to benefit Iowans. As a government agency, we maintain a high level of transparency and invite you to review our results, board actions, administrative rules, RFPs and more.