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Business Support

Whether you are an existing business, an entrepreneur looking to start a business or from out of town looking at possibly having a business in Charles City, the Chamber and Main Street Charles City can assist and support your business endeavors.

The Chamber offers business consultations, resource materials, networking contacts and works with the Small Business Development Center to provide business plan and entrepreneurial assistance. The Chamber also works with building owners and local realtors on showing available commercial properties to interested business prospects, as well as provides community tours for employee recruitment. In addition, the Chamber is a business advocate, watching out for the best interests of our business community, promoting and marketing Charles City, along with connecting businesses with City, County and State representatives – and each other.

The Main Street Charles City program provides business assistance as well through its Design and Business Improvement Committees. Free professional design assistance is available to businesses and building owners within the Downtown District. Grant assistance is also available, in partnership with the City of Charles City, for façade repairs and improvements and Cultural & Entertainment District improvements. In addition, there is a low-interest Revolving Loan Fund available through Main Street Charles City for district building owners and businesses to take advantage of.

Contact the Community Development Office at 401 North Main St., (641) 228-4234, or email to learn more. Grant and loan applications are available on this website under “Resources.”

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