Family Business Center

At the University of Northern Iowa

The University of Northern Iowa Family Business Center offers a comprehensive suite of programs and services to Iowa’s family-owned companies. Family firms face a unique set of challenges and opportunities including succession planning, next generation development, governance and other issues impacting the longevity of the firm. We provide consulting, peer learning, events and networking opportunities to members.

Local families. Global impact.

35% OF FORTUNE 500 COMPANIES ARE FAMILY-OWEND OR CONTROLLED

Businesses change leadership and update their business model all of the time. It can be difficult. Now imagine you're navigating employee satisfaction or developing a new product with your brother, aunt, cousin or father-in-law. These situations are not easy, but we're here to help you through roadblocks so that both your business and your family can achieve long-term success. And why? Because your family's business has an impact on both the community that surrounds you and the world.

Thank you to our Founding Families and Partners!

BrownWinick Law FirmfarewayFoster GroupRSMVermeer Corporation