The Petal Project is a green business certification that is designed to help Eastern Iowa businesses adopt policies and practices that positively impact the environment and the company’s bottom line.The project strives to provide businesses with a clear sustainability framework and technical assistance from a Petal Project representative while creating a universally understood definition of a green business for consumers wising to shop based on their values.


Community Project Funding Guide

The ECIA community project funding guide is a resource provided by the ECIA to assist communities in our five-county region in finding potential funding sources for their community projects.

Government Training Institute

The ECIA training institute empowers our community leaders to improve their knowledge and create opportunities for their community. ECIA utilizes its USDA Rural Community Development Initiative grant to provide trainings aimed at increasing the capacity of city and county officials and economic development groups in the region.

For more information on upcoming trainings please contact Holly McPherson at: or 563-690-5738.