Education & Training Assistance

Owning a small business calls for vision, determination and all the sound expertise you can find. Forest City Economic Development offers assistance in both start up and expansion of existing businesses whether large or small.

One of the keys to a thriving business is the knowledge and experience of its owners. FCED offers these educational seminars and workshops:


Launch and Grow

Launch and Grow is a practical, hands-on business development program designed to help entrepreneurs hone the skills needed to create, manage and grow a successful business. Launch and Grow participants don’t just learn about business, they live it. They work on their own business ideas or ventures throughout the course – moving their ventures to reality or new levels of growth.

Start Smart

In this two hour course, participants will learn how to create a business plan, do market research, consider different types of business ownership and learn how to register a business.  Start Smart classes are offer in various locations through out the region through NIACC’s Small Business Development Center.

Business resources can be found at:  My Entrenet

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