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Pledge Your Support

The Iowa City Area Development Group’s mission is to create, collaborate, and act boldly to help build the economic future of our community and be the best place for all people and businesses to THRIVE. Help us achieve our mission by pledging your support.

Campaign Brochure

Investment Levels

Visionary – $50,000 & Above (per year)

Everything below plus:

  • Partners for the vision of our organization and the communities we serve

Influencer – $10,000-$49,999 (per year)

Everything below plus: 

  • Opportunity to serve on ICAD Board of Directors with priority as positions open 
  • Opportunity to serve on Innovative Education Collaborative with priority as positions open
  • Exclusive invitations to new company receptions, and first to know on business development announcements
  • Premiere logo feature on homepage
  • One Strategic Doing session for your company, led by ICAD staff and trained practitioners
  • 60 second company profile video produced and posted on (filmed at your organization)

Leader – $5,000-$9,999 (per year)

Everything below plus: 

  • Access to Wingman community tours with executive level candidates to aid in recruitment
  • Exclusive invitations to new company receptions 
  • Opportunity to serve as a Community Ambassador for visiting or expanding companies
  • Opportunity to participate in critical strategy groups for local economic development 
  • Custom data reports available, and workforce talent attraction support materials 
  • Complimentary room rental at MERGE upon availability
  • 30 second company profile video produced and posted on (filmed at MERGE)

Champion – $2,500-$4,999 (per year)

Everything below plus: 

  • Access to ICAD senior staff for counsel and/or communications on economic developments
  • Workforce talent attraction support materials 
  • Reduced meeting room rental at MERGE upon availability
  • Ability to submit content for a blog post on

Patron – $1,500 (per year)

  • Business listing in ICAD membership directory and website 
  • Featured in our “New Investor” section of newsletter and new investor highlight on social media
  • Access to job candidates in the ICR Talent Hub
  • ICAD investor window decal

Believer – $500 (per year)

  •  Startup Membership for new companies (3 year maximum)

Increase your investment level and ICAD will:

  • Increase talent recruitment and retention
  • Support entrepreneurs at MERGE
  • Support innovation and strengthen connection between businesses and schools

Investor Benefits


  • ICAD communicates regularly regarding local programming and development activity 
  • Access to advance labor and demographic information and special ICAD publications
  • Access to Project Better Together Economic Recovery Efforts

Enhanced Visibility

  • Business to business connections: access to ICAD affiliated companies and programs 
  • Invitation to networking events including: annual meeting, three investor council meetings, and ICAD sponsored events 
  • ICAD to highlight your business successes and events within our social media platforms


  • Opportunity to have your site or building featured on the ICAD website through LOIS
  • Recognition in ICAD’s annual advertisement in the Corridor Business Journal
  • Opportunities to support new and expanding local business

Economic Recovery

  •  Conduit to state and local resources
  •  Opportunity to assist with economic recovery task force projects for Project Better Together
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“ICAD has it’s eye on the entire region which is incredibly important as we grow people and great ideas. I support ICAD’s commitment to supporting the business education connection. A strong education system begets a strong economy going forward. ”

— Kate Minette, Former Senior Vice President

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