posted on 6/20/22

Thanks to the great work of Iowa’s manufacturers, the industry is a major driver of the state’s economy. Because of its significant impact and the state’s robust network of businesses and resources, state leaders recognized the need to support manufacturers’ abilities to incorporate Industry 4.0 technologies and remain globally competitive. Iowa’s Manufacturing 4.0 initiative is guided by an industry-led strategic plan that encourages innovative solutions that accelerate productivity and growth.

The initiative also considers the ways in which new technologies are enhancing supply chain dynamics and relationships for more seamless processes. The Iowa Supplier Connection Portal was built to help Iowa manufacturers expand those connections and relationships with each other, and to provide opportunities for additional visibility, to diversify portfolios and to become part of a greater supply chain. The platform enhances in-state supply chain connectivity between Iowa’s larger manufacturers and OEMs and SMEs, creating a supportive space for manufacturers of all sizes to grow in the state. The portal is free of charge for companies to create a profile and participate. Create your account today at:

For more information on Iowa’s Manufacturing 4.0 initiative, including resources and assistance, please visit