Project ID

M2008-28

Abstract

An Iowa group was formed to offer funding and advice to small business entrepreneurs with a focus on local food enterprises.

Key Question

Can an Iowa Microenterprise Foundation focused on providing capital and technical assistance to a wide range of small entrepreneurs across Iowa offer effective access to capital financing for local food system entrepreneurs?

Findings

Iowa Microloan can and has developed relationships that culminate in loans and technical assistance to local food entrepreneurs who do not have access to conventional credit.

Principal Investigator(s)

Mark A. Edelman

Co-Investigator(s)

Ron Prescott

Year of Grant Completion

2010

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