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Building Permits:

C-1 Commercial Building Permit

C-2 Commercial Building Permit

I-1 Industrial Building Permit


 

Resource Sites

Rock Valley Economic Development is here to meet your research needs. We can provide a wide variety of different research sites, area studies, maps, and demographic information to help you find the information you are looking for.

 

Home Base Iowa Home Base Iowa   Sioux County Iowa
Home Base Iowa's mission is to make Iowa the state of choice for military men and women as they transition to civilian careers. Home Base Iowa will provide veterans with resources that can open doors to job opportunities, welcoming communities, and on-going engagement with the military community.

Home Base Iowa Website.

Home Base Website

 



 

Iowa Economic Development
200 East Grand Avenue
Des Moines, Iowa 50309

State of Iowa Economic Development website.

Iowa Economic Development

 


 

 

Northwest Iowa Development
603 West Park Street
Sheldon, Iowa 51201

Northwest Iowa can offer your company affordable building sites, qualified workers, excellent training programs, world class education, and a can-do attitude. Let us show you how we can provide a low cost place to do business…Beyond Expectations.

Northwest Iowa will deliver a strategic advantage to logistics-sensitive firms by offering a location on the Iowa 60 Expressway which links this 4-lane distribution expressway to transcontinental, border-to-border, coast-to-coast Interstate Highways; accessible rail and nearby major airports…Beyond Expectations.

Northwest Iowa is home to leaders in agriculture which includes successful biotechnology companies, the largest family owned dairy and numerous livestock facilities…Beyond Expecations.

Northwest Iowa communities possess a pro-business attitude characterized by lower taxes and a far and balanced regulatory approach and demonstrated by creative and innovative approaches to expansion and new location projects…Beyond Expecations.

Northwest Iowa Development

 


 

 

City of Rock Valley
1507 Main Street
Rock Valley, Iowa 51247

Rock Valley has been and still is an aggressive, developing community actively seeking new growth while holding on to its traditional values and friendliness.

Because of continued growth and development throughout this century, Rock Valley now is truly a "Place of Opportunities". A progressive Economic Development Corporation and Chamber of Commerce, growing industry, outstanding hospital and hational opportunities, and beautiful parks and recreation facilities together provide a living environment to be envied. Rock Valley has many health care services, churches, and public and parochial schools committed to providing the highest standards and education.

City of Rock Valley

 


 

 

Rock Valley Chamber of Commerce
P.O. Box 89
Rock Valley, Iowa 51247

The Rock Valley Chamber of Commerce serves its members and the community by promoting unity, pride, and growth through leadership for a progressive and prosperous future.

Rock Valley Chamber of Commerce

 


 

 

MidAmerican Energy
P.O. Box 657
Des Moines, Iowa 50306

 

Economic Development is a key component of MidAmerican Energy Company's service to our customers. As a strong advocate for economic development in our service territory, MidAmerican works closely with site selectors and our local community partners to recruit, retain, and expand businesses of all sizes.


MidAmerican Energy

 


 

 

North West REC
1505 Albany Place SE
Orange City, Iowa 51041

 

North West REC provides its members with a safe, reliable, environmentally responsible and affordable source of electric power and provides other services that enhance their quality of life.

Touchstore Energy is a national alliance of local, consumer-owned electric cooperatives providing high standards of service to customers large and small. More than 750 Touchstone Energy cooperatives in 44 states are delivering energy and energy solutions to more than 17 million customers every day.

North West Rec

 


 

 

Premier Communications
339 1st Avenue Northeast,
Sioux Center, IA 51250

 

High Speed Internet, Cable TV and Phone Service Provider serving 22 communities. Premier Communications offers the latest digital voice technology, crystal clear video programming and delivering the absolute fastest data services.

Premier Communications

 


 

 

Iowa Area Development Group
2700 Westown Parkway, Suite 425
West Des Moines, Iowa 50266

 

AT IADB we are committed to providing consultation and assistance that helps businesses and communities achieve their project development goals. Our team of economic development professionals are knowledgeable, supportive, and accessible. We can assist with a wide range of services including marketing, business expansions and location, financial incentive packaging, community resource assessment and other important tools vital to development success. IADG also serves as a valuable resource to existing businesses as we continue to provide services necessary with growth and sustainability.

Iowa Area Development Group

 


 

 

Peoples Bank
P.O. Box 657
Des Moines, Iowa 50306

Peoples Bank is a locally owned community bank that has served Northwest Iowa an Southwest Minnesota for over 30 years. With offices in Rock Valley, Lester, Sioux Center, Akron, Sheldon, Hawarden, and Jasper, MN, we are equipped to serve our customers in their very own community. Additionally, with specialists in Real Estate, Agriculture, Commercial, Personal Banking, Trusts and Investments, we are able to focus on each customer's specific needs. We are committed to helping you reach your goals and success. Our communities are a high priority for us as well. We continually re-invest in community programs and strive to make our communities better places to live.

Peoples Bank

 


 

 

Premier Bank
1004 21st Avenue
Rock Valley, Iowa 51247

Premier Bank opened for business on February 25, 1997. We are a locally owned and managed bank with locations in four communities. Our goal is to serve in a fair, balanced, and exemplary manner the interest of shareholders, customers, employees, and the public thorugh adherence to high standards of financial soundness, profitablitity, customer service, employee professionalism, business ethics, and corporate citizenship. We protect the shareholders' investment and customers' deposits entrusted to the organization by maintaining sound assets, reliable fund sources, adequate reserves, a strong capital position which inspires continuing confidence and provides ongoing vitality.

At Premier Bank we strive to earn revenues sufficient to provide meritorious employee compensation, to give quality customer service, and to meet public responsibilities. We want to generate earnings sufficient to create an attractive return on stockholder's equity, to maintain a strong capital base, to finance future growth, and to assure the organizations continued vitality. We want to recruit, develop, motivate, and retain personnel of exceptional ability, character, and dedication by providing excellent working conditions, superior leadership, compensation on the basis of performance, an attractive benefit program, opportunity for growth, and a high degree of employment security. We like to provide our customers and market segments, which Premier Bank is priviledged to serve, the fullest practical range of basic, progressive, competitive quality products, and services consistent with the organization's mission, objectives, strategy, and capacity.

We at Premier Bank, like to meet the responsiblities to our communities, our country, and our state by performing in a manner which enhances economic and social progress by contributing to worthy charitable causes, by participating in public interest activities, and by complying with applicable laws and regulations.

Premier Bank

 


 

 

U.S. Bank

1321 Main Street
Rock Valley, Iowa 51247

 

At U.S. Bank, we're actively engaged in developing, strengthening, and energizing our communities. Individually and together, we live our brand. It's all of US serving you. At U.S. Bank, developing communities means investing in people and their hopes and dreams for the future. By providing, products and services that meet the diverse needs of our communities – such as our innovative mortgage program for first-time homebuyers – we're helping to provide a social and economic foundation for achieving affordable housing, productive small businesses, and culturally vibrant communities.

U.S. Bank

 


 

 

USDA Rural Development
Federal Building, Room 873
210 Walnut Street
Des Moines, Iowa 50309

 

Welcome to USDA Rural Development. We are committed to helping improve the economy and quality of life in rural America. Through our programs, we touch rural American in many ways.

Our financial programs support such essential public facilities and services as water and sewer systems, housing, health clinics, emergency service facilities, and electric and telephone services. We promote economic development by supporting loans to businesses through banks, credit unions, and community-managed lending pools. We offer technical assistance and information to help agricultural producers and cooperatives get started and improve the effectiveness of their operations. We provide technical assistance to help communities undertake communtiy empowerment programs.

USDA Rural Development has a $155 billion portfolio of loans and will administer $20 billion in loans, loan guarantees and grants through our programs in the current fiscal year. We acheive our mission by helping rural individuals, communities, and businesses obtain the financial and technical assistance needed to address their diverse and unique needs.

UADA Rural Development


 

Northwest Iowa Community College
603 West Park Street,
Sheldon, IA 51201

 

Northwest Iowa Community College is a community college in Sheldon, Iowa. The college is fully accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

Northwest Iowa Community College

 


 

 

Iowa State University Extension
2150 Beardshear Hall
Ames, Iowa 50010

 

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach is part of the Cooperative Extension Service – one of the nation's largest providers of scientific research-based information and education. It's a network of colleges, universities, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture, serving communities and countries across America.

Iowa State University

 


 

 

Small Business Administration
409 3rd Street, SW
Washington, DC 20416

 

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) was created in 1953 as an independent agency of the federal government to aid, counsel, assist, and protect the interests of small business concerns, to preserve free competitive enterprise, and to maintain and strengthen the overall economy of our nation. We recognize that small business is critical to our economic recovery and strength, to building America's future, and to helping the United State compete in today's global marketplace.

Although SBA has grown and evolved in the years since it was established in 1953, the bottom line mission remains the same. The SBA helps Americans start, build, and grow businesses. Through an extensive network of field offices and partnerships with public and private organizations, SBA delivers its services to people throughout the United State, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and Guam.

Small Business Administration

 


 

 

Iowa Small Business Development Center
2321 North Loop Drive, Suite 202
Ames, Iowa 50010

 

The Iowa Small Business Development Center (SBDC) conducts research, counsels, and trains business people in management, financing, and operating small businesses, and provides comprehensive information services and access to experts in a variety of fields.

Each SBDC regional center encourages unique local efforts, region to region, state to state, and community to community, to meet small business needs in its area. Each of these SBDC offices subcontracts with other universities, community colleges, and other institutions to provide a network of 15 regional assistance centers in Iowa, and over 1,100 full service assistance centers nationally, to the small business community.

The SBDC is the only nationally accredited entrepreneurial development program in Iowa.

Iowa Small Business Development Center

 


 

 

Northwest Iowa Planning and Development Commission

217 West 5th Street
Spencer, Iowa 51301

 

The Northwest Iowa Planning and Development Commission is a regional governmental organization whose mission is to provide community and economic development and job training services for a nine county area. The agency's full time, professional staff assists the member counties and municipalitites in such areas as community planning and zoning, federal and state grant preparation and administration, econimc development planning activities, general governmental technical assistance, Workforce Investment Act/Workforce Development, school to work, and PROMISE JOBS administration. In effect, the NWIPDC staff functions as an extension of member governments' staffs, providing the specialized services and technical assistance that would not be financially feasible for each governmental entity to provide on its own.

The region served by the NWIPDC includes the counties of Lyon, Sioux, Osceola, O'Brien, Dickinson, Clay, Buena Vista, Emmet, and Palo Alto. Membership is voluntary and currently include all nine counties and 79 municipalitites.

The NWIPDC's policy council is made up of one city, one county, and one private representation from each county. This representative is designed to help keep the agency aware and responsive to its members' needs and concerns.

The NWIPDC also serves as the regional planning affiliate for the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient, Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users. This designation means that agency staff assists area governments with the complexities of region transportation planning.

Northwest Iowa Planning and Development Commission

 


 

 

Iowa Finance Authority
2015 Grand Avenue
Des Moines, Iowa 50312

The Iowa Finance Authority (IFA) was established in 1975 to undertake programs to assist in the attainment of housing for low and moderate income Iowans. Since then, IFA's role has expanded considerably and includes four primary areas of responsibility.

Iowa Finace Authority

 


 

 

State of Iowa
1007 East Grand Avenue
Des Moines, Iowa 50319

 

The official website of the State of Iowa. Iowa's online information resource.

Iowa government

 


 

 

Travel Iowa
200 East Grand Avenue
Des Moines, Iowa 50309

 

TravelIowa.com is the offical tourism website of the State of Iowa.

Travel Iowa

 


 

 

Iowa Source Link
8120 Jennings Drive, Suite 13
Cedar Falls, Iowa 50614

 

IASourceLink is the premier online resources connecting entrepreneurs and small businesses to more than 300 resource providers across Iowa.

Iowa Source Link

 


 

 

Iowa Workforce Development (Statewide website)
1000 East Grand Avenue
Des Moines, Iowa 50319

 

Iowa Workforce Development contributes to the economic security of Iowa's workers, businesses, and communities through a comprehensive statewide system of employment services, education, and regulation of health, safety, employment laws.

Iowa Workforce Development

 


 

 

Iowa Workforce Development Region 4 NW-Iowa
217 West 5th Street
Spencer, Iowa 51301

Iowa Workforce Development is much more thatn just the "unemployed office." We're the place to go if you are looking for a job, have questions about labor laws, need career guidance, or help building a resume. Thank you for checking out all the services we have to offer!

Iowa Workforce Development (IWD) will contribute to Iowa's economic growth by providing quality customer-driven services that support prosperity, productivity, health and safety for Iowans. In conjuction with state and local ecnomic development efforts, IWD also assits businesses to fulfill their workforce needs.

Iowa Workforce Development