SBDC Iowa State Office and ISU Regional Office Have Moved

Office Move to All-New ISU Economic Development Core Facility

AMES, Iowa – America’s SBDC Iowa (SBDC) is pleased to announce the move of our state office and ISU regional office to Iowa State University’s new Economic Development Core Facility at 1805 Collaboration Place in Ames. The move combines multiple economic development and entrepreneurial agencies under one roof. The state office and ISU regional office are now colocated in one space, allowing for increased collaboration and effectiveness.


Lisa Shimkat, America’s SBDC Iowa, State Director, says, “This move will allow us to pivot more quickly to the needs of entrepreneurs by increasing our access to partner resources. It already has created increased synergy and outreach efforts, and we are excited to see what the next year brings.”


The Iowa State University Economic Development Core Facility is part of a new extension of the ISU Research Park and is designed to create a single point of contact for any business or organization seeking economic development, business development, or professional development assistance from Iowa State University and its resource partners. The space is designed to promote extensive communication and cooperation between the various ISU partner organizations to enhance the path to success for entrepreneurs and business owners.


America’s SBDC Iowa is an outreach program of Iowa State University’s College of Business. Iowa State University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, age, ethnicity, religion, national origin, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, sex, marital status, disability, or status as a U.S. veteran. Inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies may be directed to the Office of Equal Opportunity, 3350 Beardshear Hall, 515 Morrill Road, Ames, Iowa 50011, Tel. 515-294-7612, email


Funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration, America’s SBDC Iowa has 15 regional assistance centers located strategically across the state. Since program inception in 1981, the SBDC has helped hundreds of thousands of Iowa businesses and entrepreneurs through no fee, confidential, customized, professional business counseling and practical, affordable training workshops.


For more information on America’s SBDC Iowa programs or services, call (515) 294-2030 or visit


Press Contacts:

Tricia Janes, America’s SBDC Iowa, 515-294-2030,

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