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Business Resources

Please browse the Resource Library and familiarize yourself with the types of Incentives available for current area businesses as well as those looking to join our community. 

HELPFUL LINKS

Our Chamber Partners:

Bellevue Chamber of Commerce

Maquoketa Chamber of Commerce

Jackson County Communities:

City of Andrew

City of Bellevue

City of Maquoketa

City of Miles

City of Preston

Other Resources:

East Central Intergovernmental Alliance (ECIA) - East Central Intergovernmental Association is committed to working with member governments, their citizens, and others to empower eastern Iowa communities and enhance the quality of life in Cedar, Clinton, Delaware, Dubuque and Jackson Counties.

Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA) - The Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA) offers a variety of programs and services to individuals, communities and businesses to attract and grow business, employment and workforce in Iowa.

Prosperity Eastern Iowa (PEI) - Prosperity Eastern Iowa is a partnership of economic development stakeholders that leverage financial and human resources to achieve efficiencies, utilizing our natural, cultural, and physical assets to strive for the economic prosperity of the region.

ECIA Business Growth, Inc. - ECIA Business Growth, Inc. operates business loan programs including the SBA 504 Program and several Revolving Loan Funds. Since 1983, the ECIA Business Growth Board of Directors has approved 283 loans totaling $84,038,699, resulting in the creation or retention of 4,917 jobs.

Buyer Supplier - Buyer Supplier simplifies the buying local process by connecting buyers and sellers in eastern Iowa. Utilize the search features to locate the products and services you need.

Iowa Source Link - The premier online resource connecting entrepreneurs and small businesses to more than 320 resource providers across Iowa.

  • Free Business Webinars - Webinars are free, interactive online presentations on topics of interest to small business owners. Everything from how to start a business to creative ways to attract new customers are covered. Full webinar archive available here

Advance Iowa - Advance Iowa is the State of Iowa's comprehensive consulting program designed to work with midsized companies to compleement their growth. By providing resources, strategic review and support to midsized companies, Advance Iowa assists firms in overcoming obstacles and identifying new opportunities.

Iowa Waste Exchange - The Iowa Waste Exchange (IWE) is one of the nation's premier materials exchange programs. There is a booming market for byproducts and wastes produced by Iowa institutions and businesses. Since 1990 the Iowa Waste Exchange has matched just over 3.5 million tons, keeping waste out of landfills and into our economy, saving Iowans slightly over $82.7 million by diverting this waste into production and use.

Venture School - Venture School, through the University of Iowa, empahsizes real-world entrepreneurship through experiential learning, a flipped classroom and immediate feedback.

UI Partners - UI Partners was created by The University of Iowa specifically to help small Iowa companies innovate and grow. We work directly with businesses to solve their information technology (IT) challenges, using practical insights and ideas drawn from University faculty, staff, and students.

State Trade & Export Promotion (STEP)  - The STEP Pilot Grant Initiative provides grants to states for small business exporting assistance programs. The aim of the STEP Initiative is to increase the number of small businesses that are exporting and increase the value of exports for those small businesses that are currently exporting.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fast Fact Image

Maquoketa has been known as the “Timber City” since about 1870 because  of the many trees that line the streets.


Photos throughout the JCEA Website are courtesy of David Namanny, Bellevue Herald Leader, The Bellevue Chamber of Commerce, The Maquoketa Chamber of Commerce, and Patti Hoffman, who represents Preston Growth and Development and The Preston Times.