Iowa Economic Development Authority

EFIB Stakholder Profile

Company/Organisation type: Government/Development Agency/EU Institutions

Focus area/active in: 

  • Agriculture & Forestry
  • Animal Feed & Additives
  • Apparel / Fashion / Textiles
  • Bio-based Chemistry
  • Bio-based Materials
  • Biorefinery / Pilot Plant
  • Cell-based Meat Alternative
  • Enzyme Technologies & Bioprocesses
  • Feedstock / Biomass
  • Food / Nutrition / Ingredients
  • Fuels / Lubricants
  • Packaging
  • Personal Care (e.g. cosmetics)
  • Plant-based Food
  • Plant Research / Crop Development
  • Plastics
  • Platform / Conversion Technologies
  • Production Processes /Manufacturing
  • Supply Chain / Transport / Logistics IT / Software / Analytics
  • Synthetic Biology


The State of Iowa (USA) is leading the transition to a 21st century bioeconomy, where the world’s most productive, fertile agricultural land and efficient supply chain are now providing the multiple feedstocks required for the next generation fuels and chemicals.   Iowa not only excels in growing crops, producing biofuels, and raising livestock and poultry, but is also home to the next generation of biorenewables and biorefinery capabilities. Beginning with the world’s leading university-based research and development centers, global seed, food and chemical companies are now producing the crops and renewable chemicals at the commercial scale necessary to provide feed, fuel and fiber for a growing global population.  Iowa’s central North American location provides for cost effective transportation and logistics to global markets.  These attributes, combined with a highly-educated and productive workforce, advanced infrastructure and pro-business state government provide a ripe and robust environment for investment and profitable growth.

Iowa offers the first of its kind in the US, Renewable Chemicals Production Tax Credit program. The program addresses the unique opportunity to advance Iowa’s economy by focusing on the development of biomass as feedstock for the production of renewable chemicals.

The Iowa Economic Development Authority assists companies with North American business expansion, relocation, or joint venture plans with site selection identification and financial incentive packaging services.


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Anke Goebel
State of Iowa Europe Office

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