Ripple Effect Works for our Partners 

Working in partnership with local telecommunications providers, the professional staff of Ripple Effect and Iowa Area Development Group assist in the design and execution of specific community development activities. In fact, local telecommunications providers are front line for Ripple Effect, working with communities and businesses. Without them, nothing happens!

Working in collaboration with city leaders and developers, Ripple Effect offers technical expertise and financial leverage to the cause of community revitalization. These strategies, tools and tactics change and evolve as new opportunities emerge. 

Ripple Effect financial assistance can be applied to any number of local development opportunities with services, including:
•    Matching contributions for USDA Rural Economic Development Loans & Grants (REDL/G).
•    Matching loan assistance for larger business and industry applicants.
•    Matching loan assistance for micro-enterprise loans for small business.
•    Matching contributions for community planning grants.

Each year, we honor one Independent Telecommunications Company with the IMPACT Award to recognize creative contributions to community and business development.

Kalona Cooperative Technology Company

The city of Kalona is the recipient of a $1,500 Ripple Effect planning grant to assist with a building appraisal and business planning services in connection with the former Kalona Bakery building in downtown Kalona.

City of Dysart

"The grants from both Farmers and INS will be a great help for the project. The financial assistance will ensure that the architectural plans and specifications can be completed in time for construction.

Danville Telecom

"Danville Telecom has partnered with Ripple Effect to invest in a new facility for the city's library and museum - the Danville Station Project. Without the support from INS Ripple Effect program, this project would not have gotten off the ground."

Panora Communications

"Panora Communications and the INS Ripple Effect program have partnered in the promotion of community and business development in Panora, most recently assisting Lakeshore Family Dentistry. With financial assistance from Ripple Effect and the U.S.

Interstate Communications

"With the technical help of IADG, the grant from Ripple Effect, and the financial assistance from USDA, Interstate Communications is excited to be able to help C&L Companies expand into Warren County with its new distribution facility."