posted on 4/27/22

America’s Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Iowa and Marion County Extension are excited to partner with local organizations and businesses to bring the Energize the Economy Roadshow to Knoxville, IA. The Roadshow will be visiting Knoxville on May 10th from 11:30AM to 1PM on the square.

Energize the Economy will be an opportunity to bring the community, local partners, and small businesses together to celebrate Marion County and learn more about opportunities through Marion County Extension and America’s SBDC Iowa. The event will feature local food vendors and access to resources and local experts to help start and grow your business in Iowa. America’s SBDC Iowa will have their mobile trailer available at the event with resource materials, information about upcoming webinars, and SBDC Business counselors to answer general small business questions.

“We are extremely excited to get out in Marion county to engage businesses and community members in ways we can help them energize our economy,” says Community and Economic Development Coordinator, Dan Nieland.

America’s SBDC Iowa is an outreach program of Iowa State University’s Ivy College of Business and the Office of Economic Development and Industry Relations. 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, 3410 Beardshear Hall, 515 Morrill Road, Ames, Iowa 50011, Tel. 515-294-7612, Hotline 515-294-1222, 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 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,, or @IowaSBDC on Instagram and Twitter.

For more information on Iowa State Extension programs or services, call (641) 872-1755 or visit