Strategic Plan

We will work with our partners to

Develop leaders at the forefront of innovation

Problem: Our region's companies lack enough leaders experienced in product development, responding to disruptive change, and organizational agility.

Develop talent to build innovative products

Problem: Many of our region's companies can't grow here because they can't find the specialized talent they need.

Grow new companies

Problem: Entrepreneurs need structured, easy-to-access support as their businesses grow and change.

Invest in entrepreneurs and high-growth companies

Problem: Many of our region's startups and companies fail to find capital here, so their growth is limited or they leave to find capital elsewhere.

Lead the nation in computer science education

Problem: Iowa needs a technology-savvy workforce to thrive in the 21st century. Yet in 2017, only 40% of Iowa's K-12 schools offered Computer Science.

Be a national leader in innovative K-12 education

Problem: Many Iowa schools are not yet preparing students for the collaborative, complex, knowledge work of the future.