BEST of Iowa

Business Expansion & Strategic Trends (BEST of Iowa) is a statewide business retention and expansion program. It is a collaborative effort between local economic developers, Alliant Energy, Black Hills Energy, Iowa Area Development Group and the Iowa Economic Development Authority.

The Corridor's Business Retention and Workforce Partnership Coordinator Joanne Follon conducts interviews with employers in the region using the Synchronist PRIME® software system. The collected data is aggregated to be analyzed by local and regional users to see statewide or regional trends and is benchmarked with national data collected.

To learn more about BEST of Iowa, check out the IEDA's website.