Best Practices

Welcome to Our New Affiliates

Published Oct 02, 2012 by Sarah Mote

We’re growing, far and wide, to help more entrepreneurs across the United States find the just-in-time, just-right, on-the-ground business resources they need to start and build their companies. This past quarter, we’ve added two new affiliates to the U.S.SourceLink network: IASourceLink (Iowa) and SoMNSourceLink (Minnesota).

In Iowa, and Minnesota, entrepreneurs and small business owners will now have access to a dynamic network of business resources.

And the economic support organizations that form these networks benefit, too, receiving increased visibility, better matchmaking, and insightful feedback on the needs of their small businesses—all to help them better support and sustain economic growth.

Iowa SourceLink

A program of the Iowa Economic Development Authority, IASourceLink will use U.S.SourceLink to build a collaborative network of service providers, leading to more jobs and increased family income.

 IASourceLink is scheduled to launch in November 2012.

South Minnesota SourceLink

Representing the 20 counties of south central and south eastern Minnesota, SoMNSourceLink, will unite the region’s area of expertise through one portal of entry, helping Minnesota entrepreneurs quickly discover available resources and determine which ones are best-suited to meet their most immediate need.