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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, 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.

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John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center

Launch & Grow Your Business Fall Classes

1 evening class per week for 10 weeks
Instructor: Brown/Putnam
When: Tuesdays, September 9 – November 11, 2014
Time: 6:00 - 9:00 pm
Where: Charles City – NIACC Center Room #110–200 Hardwood Dr.
Sept. 9, 16, 23, 30 & Oct 7
Osage – Osage Library, NIACC Classroom–406 Main St.
Oct. 14, 21, 28, Nov. 4 & 11
Tuition: $199*
Course#: 93363

Call 641-422-4358 to register.

JPEC Launch and Grow Your Business assist the start-up and current entrepreneur in developing a business concept and evaluating it through each step of the business planning process. This course is designed to teach participants how to research, develop, and write
detailed business plans. It covers all aspects of launching a business from licenses to bookkeeping to marketing to setting up shop. Participants work on their own business ideas or ventures throughout the course moving their ventures to reality or new levels of growth.



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 and Iowa, Chicago and Eastern Railroads.

Charles City is known as the birthplace of the farm tractor in the early 1900's by the Hart-Parr Company.








The Charles City Area Development Corporation is currently enrolling Floyd County businesses in the Home Base Iowa program.  Home Base Iowa is a statewide program designed to assist persons discharged from military service transition into civilian life. 

Communities are encouraged to support Home Base Iowa in service to veterans and as a means to recruit skilled workers.  Assistance is available to veterans for employment, housing and identifying communities where their skills shall be valued.

“Floyd County is embracing Home Base Iowa by exhibiting program leadership” said Board of Supervisors Chair Roy Schwickerath.  “This initiative has potential to benefit all of our citizens by building stronger communities.  This only works if we all work together.”       

The current Home Base Iowa phase is business enrollment.  To become a Home Base Iowa business, a firm must commit to hire a specific number of veterans, post job openings on the Home Base Iowa website and become a member of Skilled Iowa.  Skilled Iowa membership means that the business endorses the National Career Readiness Certificate and will recommend its use in hiring and promotion practices. 

According to Charles City Area Development Corporation Executive Director Tim Fox, the local initiative received employment data from Iowa Workforce Development and opted to target businesses having more than 10 employees.  “We require a certain response rate for Floyd County to become Home Base Iowa certified.  It is in the best interests of the employer to register.” 

“This program will be an excellent tool to attract talent to Floyd County.  We are working with the state of Iowa and Iowa Workforce Development to ensure successful implementation at the local level” stated CCADC President Cathy Rottinghaus. 

Businesses should submit completed enrollment forms to Charles City Area Development Corporation at or fax to 641-228-4744.  If you have a business with greater than 10 employers and were not targeted, please call Fox at 641-228-3020.  Home Base Iowa and Skilled Iowa registration forms are available at the following links.


Home Base Iowa Business Enrollment Form

Skilled Iowa Registration Form


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