The Iowa Restaurant Association (IRA) is the professional association for the restaurant and retail beverage industry in Iowa. The IRA works to represent, promote, protect, educate and advocate for the industry as a whole.
Expertise: Creation of rural restaurant business and marketing models
CO.STARTERS® helps communities build vibrant ecosystems by equipping them with the best tools and resources needed to support starters of all kinds. By providing the insights, relationships, and tools needed to turn business ideas into action, they harness the power of a community to create a strong startup culture.
Expertise: Workforce Development programs, entrepreneurial business models and incentive programs
Just Place is a non-profit that broadcasts stories of overlooked and misrepresented communities where American ingenuity and innovation are in revival. Just Place amplifies the stories of that revival – happening in communities all across the country, and pushes the conversation further toward what’s needed to build better places.
Expertise: Rural storytelling, marketing, communications plans and photography
PPM Consultants is an environmental and engineering consulting firm. PPM has extensive experience assisting local government and non-profit groups in identifying and preparing grant applications for redevelopment projects, master planning, and project planning.
Expertise: Brownfields redevelopment
Kading Properties, LLC is a family-owned property management company and has been serving clients since the mid-1970s. Their mission is to provide comfortable, safe, and affordable housing to our residents as well as have a positive impact in the surrounding neighborhoods.
ATI Group was formed with one mission in mind—Creating community through residential and commercial real estate development. With ambition, teamwork, and integrity as their guiding principles, ATI Group is a trusted real estate developer throughout Iowa.
Expertise: Housing and real estate development
Expertise: Rural grocery and small business ownership
Expertise: Co-Working spaces and networks
Expertise: Rural distillery business models
Expertise: Rural public art and economic development plans
Expertise: Broadband and high-speed internet
Expertise: Rural Housing
Expertise: Public murals, art programs and curation
Expertise: Makerspace and program development