CADC is Economic Development for Carroll County

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23 Jun 2021


Economic growth is the core of a community’s vitality. The ability of businesses to operate and flourish offers jobs for residents, increases financial opportunities and improves the overall quality of life in an area. But starting and running a business is a challenging endeavor. From the established company to the entrepreneur looking to start, every business needs assistance to achieve success.

Economic Development Organization’s (EDO) exist to assist current and future business development in a number of manners. Carroll Area Development Corporation (CADC) provides support to the existing industry base, assists in the establishment of new industry and works to enhance area quality of place for residents and businesses throughout Carroll County, Iowa. The CADC board and staff help business and community leaders with current economic development strategies and support existing businesses with an eye on what can be done to bring new businesses to the area. EDO’s are an excellent resource for entrepreneurs with a dream but looking for the right direction to start. They also provide or facilitate workforce development and training options. Finally, EDO’s are adept at marketing and promoting their business area, through means such as social media marketing awareness and hosting events. 

CADC helps forge the close links between community and business leaders to help bring the economic, workforce, and community development of an area into the future. Here are the primary ways CADC can be a valuable resource to help businesses improve their operations and make the Carroll County community a wonderful place to work and live.

Business Retention and Expansion

CADC enthusiastically supports existing businesses because we recognize they are crucial to our local economy. We offer problem-solving services to help them succeed and grow. This might be as simple as offering advice and technical assistance. But we also help companies access public and private financial assistance, such as low-interest loans or bonds not available to the general public, to enable renovations, equipment upgrades or infrastructure improvements. We also make it easy to understand and apply for the tax credits and other incentives that help businesses grow. Finally, we recognize the workforce is a business’ lifeblood, so we facilitate training opportunities to help your employees grow with you. 

Attract New Businesses

Equally as important to supporting existing businesses is the ability to attract new businesses to the area. CADC promotes site selection so that sufficient unique sites and assets are available for commercial real estate, while also ensuring there is sufficient housing to support workforce needs. Our staff actively works with land developers, brokers and agents to determine what business locations the community can establish, while promoting properties and buildings they are listing or looking to acquire. And our reach extends beyond local interest, as we actively attempt to attract foreign direct investment.

Support for entrepreneurs and small businesses

CADC is also a valuable resource for entrepreneurs and small business owners, providing advice, guidance and resources for those starting new businesses. We offer integral services for early-stage businesses, such as business planning, site selection and locating financing. From learning to manage the uncertainty of cash flow to making the community connections necessary to get up and running, CADC has the knowledge to help those getting into the local economic community and has access to other organizations who can help, like Western Iowa Advantages SizeUp program and many more

Assistance with workforce development

Finding skilled workers is one of the primary challenges for businesses today. Continued development of that workforce is critical as well. CADC works closely with local partners to help find and maintain a strong local workforce. We have the recruitment opportunities and strategies to help businesses locate the workers they need. We also work with local educational institutions to develop the specialized training required for your company. The result is a robust, resilient talent pool for businesses throughout Carroll County. 

Marketing and promotion

Economic development organizations are at the forefront of marketing the community to attract prospective investors and residents. CADC promotes our community’s assets and business advantages in order to create awareness and opportunities. In addition, we have access to Retail Coach, a national retail consulting, market research, and development firm that combines strategy, technology, and creative expertise to develop and deliver high-impact retail recruitment.

You Can Depend on CADC

The targeted result of EDO activities is the dedication to improve a community’s quality of life. Economic development goes hand-in-hand with community development projects such as adequate housing, parks and recreation and downtown initiatives. These projects are part of the continuous circle of improvement for residents and businesses ensuring continued growth in Carroll County. 

CADC  can help businesses make the connections to address current stress points standing in the way of your current success. CADC has served the Carroll County community for many years and cares about promoting the quality of life growth in the area. Please contact us today to access our wealth of information and resources to help your business grow.