Non-Family Business Resources

The UNI Family Business Center is a program of the Business & Community Services (BCS) department under the University of Northern Iowa Wilson College of Business. ‌BCS houses 12 programs that deliver assistance to the doors of clients in all 99 Iowa counties. BCS works with businesses, entrepreneurs, communities and governments, providing a wide array of services from marketing research and business incubation, to environmental compliance assistance and economic development. The BCS brand of Building a Better Iowa continues to grow to cater to the needs of Iowa businesses, providing unsurpassed expertise and knowledge through the programs listed below.

Small Business Development Center at UNI

The UNI Small Business Development Center (SBDC) provides free, confidential, customized business advice in the Cedar Valley and Northeast Iowa.

Metal Casting Center

Metal Casting / Foundry 4.0 Centers

The Metal Casting Center & Foundry 4.0 Centers are nationally recognized leaders in foundry research, additive manufacturing, applied technology and technical assistance. Past clients have included small and large companies alike, as well as all five branches of the U.S. Department of Defense.