Business Development Resources

Whether you are just starting out or looking to expand your business, Elkader’s Economic Development team is determined to help you find the resources and connections to help your business succeed. Check out the helpful links below.

Elkader is proud to be one of 50 communities in Iowa to be an accredited Main Street Iowa and America community. Through this accreditation, Elkader is able to offer Main Street businesses free design assistance for building renderings and business planning services through Main Street Iowa.

New businesses get first year of membership free.

Alpine offers half priced high speed internet for new businesses during the first year of business.

This free business resource provides business start-up guides, business expansion support, succession planning assistance, 1:1 business coaching, and a variety of online business training that can be found on the Iowa Small Business Development Center website.

This resource provides numerous guidebooks for business start-ups, suggestions for funding options, resources in regards to contracting, and numerous additional business training.

This free resource is an excellent starting point for those looking to start a business, expand a business, or begin to plan for retirement. IA SourceLink provides business start-up, expansion, funding, licensing, and succession planning guides as well as referrals to other business support resources as needed.

Revolving Loan Fund

Are you a current business owner looking to expand? Are you a new business owner looking to open your business in Elkader? Apply for our Revolving Loan Fund and let us help you begin or expand your business.

Contact Economic Development & Main Street Elkader

Email Us
Phone: 563-245-2770
Fax: 563-245-1033
207 N. Main Street
PO Box 125
Elkader, IA 52043

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