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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.



Charles City Area Development Corporation 2017

Business Plan Competition Offers $2,500 Award


The Charles City Area Development Corporation [CCADC] Board of Directors announces its 2017 Business Plan Competition with submission due date of 30 June 2017. 

“We celebrate entrepreneurship and innovation and are soliciting Business Plans in encouraging entrepreneurs, whether they have business ideas, start-ups or early stage ventures” stated Tim Fox, CCADC Executive Director. Eligible applicants will be residents of Floyd County, Iowa seeking to start a business within the county or enter a new phase in an existing business.

CCADC President Craig Anderson noted that “we seek to be inclusive of all types of business starts and will provide more assistance than a mere Business Plan review.  CCADC staff and Directors are available to work with applicants in devising the Business Plan, including critical review.”  In addition CCADC works with local professionals to provide in-kind services for entrepreneurs relating to the professional’s area of expertise. 

Your initial step should be in contacting Tim Fox at the CCADC office at 401 North Main Street, Charles City, Iowa telephone 641.228.3020 x13 or email  He will give you the list of required Business Plan components as well as mutually formulate a plan for review. 

“We seek to nurture a new or early stage business from the ground up” said Anderson.  Applicants will have the opportunity to set progress milestones with CCADC staff to ensure the best possible product by the 30 June deadline. 

In the early part of July judges Frank Blaine, Paul Coonrod and Lyle Schlader will score the Business Plans and interview the top two entrepreneurs.  One of those entrepreneurs will garner the $2,500 prize.  Beyond the Business Plan process entrepreneurs can avail themselves of professional expertise from the community as they implement actions depicted in the Business Plan.  These typically include access to capital, marketing, identification of legal structure, operations plan and financial planning. 

Those with questions are encouraged to phone 641.228.3020 and consult with CCADC staff.  



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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