For more information on our partnerships please contact:

Shelly Blunk 515-574-1901  
Sarah Rahe 515-574-1904  
Mary Bruhl 515-574-1908  

MIGP - Mid Iowa Growth Partnership

Designated a regional collaborative by the State of Iowa in mid 2005.  MIGP consists of nine counties located in north-central Iowa, has a population of 175,000 and a potential labor force of over 300,000. The Mid Iowa Growth Partnership (MIGP) welcomes this opportunity to provide you with the necessary information needed to facilitate or initiate your request in the Mid Iowa region.

SBDC - Small Business Development Center

The focus of the North Central Iowa Small Business Development Center is helping build rural Iowa.  We are doing this through partnerships.  We want to take a moment to thank our partners with Extension, Farm Bureau, our community colleges, regional economic development groups, chambers, RECs, Council of Governments and local businesses!

IWD - Iowa Workforce Development

Iowa Workforce Development links job placement and skill development into a system of lifelong learning and opportunity. Through resources and services created for employers, employees, and the unemployed, Iowans can take control of their economic future and the security of their families.

CIRAS - Center for Industrial Research & Service - Iowa State Extension

Since 1963, CIRAS has been helping Iowa State University Extension and the College of Engineering carry out their land-grant university mission to improve the quality of life in Iowa by enhancing the performance of Iowa industry.

Many of the resources that are available through CIRAS partnerships are detailed in the Industry Services list.  If you need assistance assessing problems or you need a resource that is not listed, your regional account manager will work with you to resolve your problem.

Homeland Security Training Center

The nation’s rural emergency responders face unique challenges when acting in response to a disaster or emergency situation. In recognizing the need for consistent and quality training, the Homeland Security Training Center was established in 2003 in conjunction with Iowa Central Community College to fill these requirement gaps and training needs.

The Homeland Security Training Center has been tasked to fill such training gaps as well as necessary compliancy training for emergency responders throughout Iowa. All training delivered by the Homeland Security Training Center is certified by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and is offered at no charge thanks to the continuous financial support of Congressman Tom Latham (R-Iowa).

To ensure that training opportunities are made available to all agencies throughout Iowa, all course offerings are posted online. Agencies are able to view courses statewide, in their region, and locally as well as to request that a specific course be offered in their area.

Fuels Testing Lab

Welcome to the Iowa Central Fuel Testing Laboratory!  We are a BQ-9000 Accreditation laboratory committed to providing high quality laboratory services with rapid turnaround and reasonable pricing.

We currently offer Certified Testing for Biodiesel blend stock (B100) and blended fuels (B6 to B20) in accordance with ASTM D 6751 and ASTM D 7467, respectively.  We also offer ethanol testing.

Please see our Available Testing Services page for a complete listing of available tests and test package deals

One Source

Utilizing the strength of Iowa’s Community Colleges working as one, One Source Training provides powerful solutions to meet your workplace challenges.