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About Us

Enterprise Iowa, Inc. is a project management and organizational management firm. In other words, we help you grow your own business.  Since 2000, we have been privileged to work on many successful projects, most within the confines of the State of Iowa, but some involving a regional or national scale. We have evolved into a project management firm with the capability to manage a project to completion and then carry it forward into program operations ranging from marketing and communications to customer relationship management. If you have a project or program that demands successful implementation please contact us to arrange an initial consultation.

Phil Dunshee

Founder, President

Beginning his professional career with the Iowa Association of School Boards, he got a taste of what it means to work with policy and economic development early on. Appointed to the staff of Governor Terry E. Branstad as a senior policy advisor by 1989, Phil Dunshee spent years working with education, workforce and economic development issues. From 1994 to 1999 Phil served as the Deputy Director for the Iowa Department of Economic Development, acting as the primary leader for the development and implementation of policy and budget initiatives. In this role, Phil had the opportunity to be involved with or manage a variety of special projects including the expansion of distance learning through the Iowa Communications Network.

Since forming Enterprise Iowa, Phil has had the privilege of working in service to the administration of Governor Tom Vilsack, and was involved with the development of state economic development strategy, the initial administration of the Community Attraction and Tourism Development program, and the redesign of information technology services for the State of Iowa. Currently he serves as the project manager for Iowa Land Records system, a first-in-the nation statewide electronic recording system and online land records access system. This project has been in service to the Iowa County Recorders Association and Iowa county government generally through a unique multi-government entity known as the Electronic Services System. Phil also acts as executive director of the Johnston Economic Development Corporation, a public-private partnership with the City of Johnston helping bring commercial establishments into the local community.

Phil Dunshee is affiliated with the following professional organizations: Professional Developers of Iowa, Central Iowa Economic Development Practitioners, and the Project Management Institute – Central Iowa Chapter. He graduated from Southeastern Community College, and he earned a bachelor’s in economics at the University of Iowa. Phil also received his master’s in public administration from Drake University and is a certified project manager (PMP) through the Project Management Institute.