In October 2011, three retired men discussed the extreme difficulty families were experiencing in the failing U.S economy. One of those men was and remains on the Board of Directors of First Continental Group, LLC. Over four years previously the First Continental Group board agreed to try to find a way to help by creating work and jobs for those truly in need. Four years later these three men became the original founders of a corporation with no assets, but a strong desire to impact the need for work and jobs. The primary purpose of this effort was to create work and jobs.
From this desire, Iowa Growth Investors was officially formed with the Iowa Secretary of State as a full “C” corporation in November, 2011. The company was formed under the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1993. The short version of the act was, among other things, to create tools to help private investors to support current jobs and create new jobs. The founders felt it appropriate to go back into business after their respective retirements to impact the current need for job growth, and at the same time assist people. The founders believed that the corporation’s resources could help in some way to support a struggling business environment, and also to create or save jobs in the state.
Iowa Growth Investors, Inc. (IGII) takes great pride in our ability to improve existing business and to create new business opportunities. IGII has a demonstrated record of performance which can be tracked over the past forty years. The IGII network also includes financial partners capable of every level of investment. The members of the management team are extremely knowledgeable with regard to business operations. Their experience, as well as having a previous record of successful performance, demonstrates their ability to improve companies and increase company value.
Today IGII can support new start-up companies, or mid-level small growth companies to overcome the challenges presented in business. There is no assurance IGII will be successful in these opportunities; however, we firmly believe our collective expertise developed through the course of our combined careers which includes business development, meeting payrolls and investing to grow all types of business in a vast array of industries; coupled with our experience in business analysis, consulting and managing demonstrates our ability to solve problems, grow business opportunities and create job growth.
Today the IGII corporate management center is located in Polk City, Iowa. While our primary focus continues to be in Polk City, Polk County and the Central Iowa area, we also have business interest in the Fountain Hills, Arizona and Glendale, Arizona as well as in Ames, Iowa. Additional information concerning IGII operations can be found on the “Operations” tab, or by contacting us at (515) 329-8001.