Business Resources

Upper Explorerland

The Upper Explorerland Regional Planning Commission is a regional organization serving 52 cities in Northeast Iowa. We provide support through regional cooperation and collaboration between local governments, nonprofits, and community members. We are an essential portal for planning and economic development expertise. We provide resources to support housing, workforce development, business development, community planning, and transportation. We do this by connecting community members to resources.

Fayette County Economic Development & Tourism

Fayette County is located in beautiful Northeast Iowa and offers an abundance of natural resources, recreational opportunities, and unique locally-owned businesses. The county’s small rural communities create the perfect setting to live, work, and play.

For ideas for your next trip, information about businesses in the County, or questions as you consider moving to the area, contact the Fayette County Economic Development & Tourism Director:
Mallory Hanson
Fayette County Economic Development & Tourism Director
101 N Vine St. West Union, IA 52175

Northeast Iowa Resource Conservation & Development

Northeast Iowa Resource Conservation & Development works with partners from throughout our region to explore natural resource based economic development opportunities while at the same time protecting and enhancing natural resources. Our mission is to recognize opportunities and provide leadership to make Northeast Iowa a vibrant, place-based model for the nation!  

America’s SBDC Iowa at the University of Northern Iowa

The UNI center has served business clients in Black Hawk, Bremer, Buchanan, Butler, Chickasaw, Fayette, Grundy, Howard and Tama counties since 1982 and is continuing to add to existing programs and services. The center involves undergraduate and graduate students as well as faculty and staff in providing services to its business clients.  

The Visual Element

Specializing in marketing, graphic design, and organizational development, The Visual Element can help you start a new business, see new possibilities in your current business, or help you to grow.