Financial Programs & Incentives

Financial Programs & Incentives

Are you looking at Starting A Business?

There are several financial programs and incentives offered on a local, county, and state level for new businesses or expanding businesses. We can help get you on the right path of where you need to go to start the application process for several of the following programs:

TIF (Tax Increment Financing)
Tax Abatement
Howard County Economic Development Revolving Loan Fund
City of Cresco Revolving Loan Fund
Million Dollar Loan Fund
Cresco Industrial Development Corporation (CIDC) Revolving Loan Fund
CIDC/City of Cresco IRP Loan
Cresco Area Chamber of Commerce Revitalization Loan
Upper Explorerland Revolving Loan Fund
SBA (Small Business Association) Low Interest Loans
Workforce Housing Tax Credit program (WHTC)
and much MORE!

Call the Howard County Business & Tourism office (563.547.3434) and ask for Jason Passmore or Spiff Slifka for more information on any of these programs.

Our Office can also assist you in the following:

Available Building Space to buy or rent
Connecting you with Local Lenders in the County
Industrial Park Information

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