Starting A Business

HCBT has four divisions; Howard County Economic Development (HCED), Cresco Area Chamber of Commerce (CACC), and Cresco Industrial Development Corporation (CIDC), and Howard County Tourism. Our mission is to develop and grow new and existing businesses, promote community involvement, encourage business alliances, and advance and increase tourism.

Our Office Can Assist With

  • Available building space to buy or rent
  • Connecting you with Local Lenders in the county
  • Industrial Park Information
  • Howard County Funding Opportunities
  • Tourism Events and Activities
  • Membership Advantages
  • Business and Entrepreneur workshops and seminars
  • Business Plans
  • Enhanced website profiles and visibility
  • Referrals
  • Local, regional, and state resources
  • and much, much more!

Howard County Business & Tourism

    Jason Passmore - Executive Director


101 2nd Ave SW Cresco, Iowa 52136

Northeast Iowa Community College (NICC) Cresco Center provides economic development and training services.

Resources To Help You Start Your Business

How to Start an LLC in Iowa

 May 24, 2022

Who To Talk To When Starting A Business

 May 24, 2022