Business Resources

Whether you are thinking about starting a business or growing an existing company, FCED offers assistance in business tools and educational opportunities to further your business success.

Many area businesses and new businesses are helped every year and we look forward to being of service to you. For your convenience, information is on this website, but don’t hesitate to call (641) 585-5560 to schedule an appointment to come in for one-on-one personal assistance.

FCED coordinates the local services of these agencies:

SBDC of North Iowa

www.niacc.edu/pappajohn/sbdc.html
Iowa Small Business Development Centers

The Small Business Development Center Director holds in-person consulting session two afternoons per month in the Forest City Economic Development offices. To schedule an appointment call 641.585.5560 or info@forestcityia.com

The SBDC can guide you down the road to success with:

  • One-on-one counseling by qualified professionals
  • A variety of learning opportunities, including workshops, classes, on-line assistance
    and publications and other resources
  • Connections to other service providers, federal, state and local resources, sources
    of capital and similar assistance for small businesses.

NIACC John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center (JPEC)

www.niacc.edu/pappajohn/
NIACC John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center

Whether you are thinking about starting a business or growing an existing company, the NIACC John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center, offers business tools and educational opportunities to assist you.

From exploring financial resources, business plan development and networking sessions, the staff at the NIACC John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center are eager to meet with you to discuss your business operation. Appointments with the JPEC Staff may be coordinated through the FCED offices at 641.585.5560 or info@forestcityia.com.

Forest City Economic Development

145 South Clark Street
PO Box 306
Forest City, IA 50436

Phone: 641-585-5560
Toll Free: 866-585-2092
Fax: 641-585-2687

Beth Bilyeu

Executive Director
Beth@forestcityia.com