Iowa's Targeted Small Business (TSB) Program is designed to help women, individuals with minority status, service-disabled veterans, and individuals with disabilities overcome some of the hurdles to starting or growing a small business in Iowa.

Created by the Iowa Targeted Small Business Procurement Act – Iowa Code Chapter 73, Subchapter III – the Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA) administers the TSB Program and certifies TSBs.

To meet the minimum requirements for TSB Certification, a business must:

  • Be located in the state of Iowa.
  • Be operated for a profit.
  • Have less than $4 million in gross income, computed as an average of the preceding three fiscal years.
  • Be majority-owned (51 percent or more), operated and managed by a female, individual with minority status, service disabled veteran or individual with a disability.

For TSB Certification information or applications, visit IEDA’s website: contact Kymberly Stevenson at 515-348-6193 or

In addition, loan opportunities are available from the Iowa Center for Economic Success, and the Department of Administrative Services Central Procurement Enterprise offers procurement opportunities for Certified TSBs.