Renewing Rural Iowa

The Iowa Farm Bureau has an innovative program to enhance and improve economic growth across the state. It’s called Renew Rural Iowa.  Each month we recognize a business that is achieving success in rural Iowa on the Big Show and this month's winner comes from Pella.

Many Iowans are familiar with Pella’s historic Strawtown Inn and downtown shops, with buildings dating to the region’s settlers in 1850s. Although the shops are no longer there, the historic space remains, and it is now home to an innovative software development and consulting firm.

Founded in 2003, Lean Technologies is a problem solving and software development company, yet they do much more than simply sell a product. Thrive is the off-the-shelf software offered by Lean Technologies, and it is sold as a package solution for manufacturing companies to help them manage data and consolidate multiple systems into just one. The product allows manufacturers to get a better handle on inventory, equipment, maintenance, safety, and quality control to help their customers become more efficient.  Listen here as Bob Quinn sits down with Scott to provide more details:

RRI is an Iowa Farm Bureau Federation (IFBF) initiative supporting new and existing businesses through education, mentoring, and financial resources. Since its inception, RRI has helped create $125M in economic impact for rural communities. The RRI program is based on the five pillars of Education, Mentoring, Connecting, Recognition, and Financing. The next RRI Business Success Seminar takes place February 13 at Southeastern Community College in Keokuk. Finde more information about RRI and the RRI Pathways, a searchable technology that connects entrepreneurs with resources here.

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