Daniel T. Robeson is the CEO of Iowa Business Growth Company, a for-profit Certified Development Company that was formed in 1981 to originate and service SBA 504 loans in the state of Iowa. Dan has over 40 years of lending experience, all within the state of Iowa. During Dan’s tenure at Iowa Business Growth Company, 609 projects have been financed that represent $1 billion in capital investment—all of which are for Disadvantaged Businesses and Communities. These 609 projects created 4,251 jobs while retaining an additional 1,218.
In 2006, Robeson led IBGC’s efforts to receive New Market Tax Credits by becoming the Controlling Entity of Iowa Community Development, a Community Development Entity with an Iowa footprint. Iowa Community Development has received $320 million in New Market Tax Credits, which have been invested in 34 Iowa projects totaling almost $1 trillion in capital investment in Iowa. These projects have created and retained an additional 7,582 jobs. In 2019, Dan co-founded an Investment Fund that raised $25 million in capital from a consortium of Iowa banks to purchase NMTC allocations, supporting projects in Low Income Census Tracts in Iowa.
Prior to joining Iowa Business Growth Company, Dan worked as an agricultural real estate lender with the Federal Land Bank Association. After his tenure at the Federal Land Bank, he worked as a commercial lender for several Iowa banks, ultimately becoming a bank CEO.
Dan has served on several industry boards, including the National Association of Development Companies (NADCO) and the NMTC Coalition. He also serves as a Governing Board member of Iowa Community Development, Chairman of the Board of the Iowa Business Growth Company, and a member of the Foundation Board of Trustees for Youth and Shelter Services. He has a B.S. degree in business from the University of Wisconsin-Platteville.