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Charles City Area Development Corporation

401 North Main Street

Charles City, Iowa  50616-2021

Phone:  641.228.3020

FAX:  641.228.4744


Staff:  Timothy S. Fox,MPP, CED, EDFP, PCED, Executive Director

Cathy J. McGregor, Project Facilitator

Teri Lokenvitz, Executive Assistant



Charles City Area Development Corporation

Mission Statement

The mission of the Charles City Area Development Corporation is to create income and growth in the community through the development and retention of quality jobs. 


Charles City Area Development Corporation By-Laws

The By-Laws of the Charles City Area Development Corporation can be viewed at this link.  If you have any questions about the By-Laws, contact the CCADC office at 641-228-3020.

Are you looking for a job in Floyd County, Iowa?  Go to this site for job listings for Floyd County, Iowa.

Check out the North Central Iowa Alliance site for jobs available in the region.  Click here.



The comprehensive source for job services available to veterans.

If you’re a veteran or know someone who is, we encourage you to bookmark the Home Base Iowa site. Home Base Iowa is here to help veterans find jobs, explore career paths, and make a smooth transition to civilian life in Iowa.

In an ideal world, someone who has mastered the challenges of military life would find countless opportunities back home. Home Base Iowa has developed it’s site to provide countless resources on opportunities in Iowa.

It’s an honor to assist you in any way. That’s why the Home Base Iowa site features job postings, links to job fairs, and up-to-date information about educational opportunities, National Guard recruiting, job training, and much more.

If you have questions, please call 855-9HB-IOWA (855-942-4692) or email

Home Base Iowa and Skilled Iowa registration forms are available at the following links.

Home Base Iowa Business Enrollment Form

Skilled Iowa Registration Form


About Charles City, Iowa

Charles City (population 7,652), the county seat of Floyd County is situated along the Avenue of the Saints (Iowa 27) in northern Iowa.  Charles City is a significant commercial and transportation center for the area, located on U.S. Highways 18 and 218, Iowa Highway 14, and the Canadian National Railway Co. and the Canadian Pacific Railroad.
Charles City is known as the birthplace of the farm tractor in the early 1900's by the Hart-Parr Company.




The Board of Directors of the Floyd County Housing Trust Fund announces acceptance of applications within its 2018 Furnace Replacement Program.  Any qualifying residence within Floyd County may apply.   

The Board of Directors is accepting applications within the “Less than 30% Median” and “31% - 50% Median” income categories.  The Trust Fund intends to cover 100% of replacement costs for those under 30% median, and 75% within the 31% - 50% category.  The adjusted annual income thresholds by number residing in the home:


Household Size: 1         2           3           4           5          6           7           8

30% Median:  20970   20970   24115   24115   24115   24115   24115   25312

50% Median: 34950   34950   40192  40192  40192   40192   40192  42187  


In addition to meeting the income criterion, to qualify applicants must own and occupy the home, be current on property taxes and homeowner insurance, and the existing furnace must be at least 10 years old.  Applicants specify their contractor of choice regarding the furnace purchase and installation.

“We encourage Floyd County residents to apply for furnace replacement, as there are benefits conferred to both the individual and society.  Our program has installed more than 320 furnaces in Floyd County over the past decade” said Tim Fox, Trust Fund Vice Chair.  

Applications shall be accepted from August 7 through December 15, 2017.  Applications may be obtained from, and submitted to, the Charles City Area Development Corporation, 401 North Main Street, Charles City, Iowa, 641.228.3020, fax 641.228.4744 or email The application is also posted at  The Trust Fund is reaching out to underserved areas of the county concerning non-English speaking residents.  The application is available in Spanish and Tagalog at the Charles City Area Development Corporatoin office. 

2018 Application - Word - PDF


Floyd County Home Base Iowa Initiative

The state of Iowa has proactively become competitive in pursuit of transitioning military talent in creating the “Home Base Iowa” program in 2014.  Assistance is available for employment, housing and identifying communities where their skills shall be valued.  Home Base Iowa helps address Iowa’s middle-skill workforce gap. 

     This is a unique opportunity for businesses to access the wealth of talent and experience engendered within our military personnel.  Businesses have the opportunity to recruit prospective employees with technical and transferable skills.  Communities have the opportunity to add residents of high moral fiber, good work ethic and social productivity. 

     Floyd County was certified as a “Home Base Iowa Community” on 23 September 2014.

    The Floyd County Board of Supervisors is implementing the Home Base Iowa local veteran’s incentive by   offering a $10,000 loan to be used for down payment assistance, closing costs and/or home improvements at closing for a residence purchased in Floyd County.  Home improvement services and materials must be purchased in Floyd County.  The loan is repayable over five years at 0% interest.  A veteran is defined as: a. Meeting standards of service denoted in Chapter 35 "Veterans Affairs" subsection 35.1 "Definitions" of the Code of Iowa 2013; b. A federal status injured person having served in active duty; c. A surviving spouse of an eligible service person.

    Applicants must be employed at minimum 30 hours per week or have a conditional offer for employment.

    Floyd County will secure a mortgage upon the purchased real estate and recipient shall sign a Promissory Note. 

    Charles City Area Development Corporation shall administer the program.  It shall be the policy of the   Floyd County Board of Supervisors and the Charles City Area Development Corporation that no person shall be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, isability, and where applicable, sex, marital status, familial status, parental status, religion, sexual orientation, genetic information, political beliefs, reprisal, or because all or part of an individual's income is derived from any public assistance program.

    While the primary intent is to serve veterans being discharged from service, current Floyd County employed veterans are eligible should they currently not own their own home in Floyd County and have not owned a home in Floyd County within the past five years and meet the veteran qualification under Chapter 35 of the Code of Iowa.

Floyd County Home Base Initiative Application


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