Start Your Business

Are you thinking about starting your own business in Clayton County? Take a look at these helpful resources as you begin.

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Clayton County Development Group

The mission of Clayton County Development Group is to enhance the opportunities for the creation of wealth for the citizens of Clayton County, Iowa through the promotion of Agriculture, Industry & Tourism:

  • Build strong profitable economic businesses through cooperation and education.
  • Create a destination for quality recreation and tourism.
  • Provide a quality of life that promotes public investment.

Contact the CCDG office for assistance with business planning, marketing, mentoring, and funding resources.

Call 563-245-2201

Visit Site

Visit our office:

Clayton County Development Group
200 E Bridge Street
Elkader, IA 52043

US Small Business Administration

The 2019-2020 SBA Small Business Resource Guide contains helpful information on starting your business, programs for entrepreneurs, programs for veterans, writing a business plan, local SBA resource partners, SBA lending, how to get financing, and more. Visit the SBA website for free business counseling, 10 steps to start your business, to find local assistance, and much more.