Small Business & Entrepreneurs

Small Business & Entrepreneurs


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A Place to Work & Live

Webster City, Iowa is a community with plenty of opportunity for you and your business ideas.  These Webster City companies over the past six decades all started as a small business and have grown into profitable, established businesses employing more than 1,400.

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One of several recreation amenities in Webster City, the Boone River Trail is a 5.7 mile trail that follows the scenic Boone River from downtown Webster City to Briggs Woods Park. Read More

What We Offer

1. Affordable Spaces.  In Webster City you'll find quiet, affordable spaces to lease for your business.  Typical lease rates range between $6 and $9 per square foot per year triple net.  Look for space.

2. Affordable Living.  Webster City has a low cost of living that's 15% below the national average.  Here you'll find that affordable housing and lower insurance costs are some of the places you'll save over other communities.  Learn more.

3. Business Technology Infrastructure.  Webster City has the communications infrastructure to support the high speed data needs of technology driven companies.  We have multiple telecommunications providers serving our community (Century Link, Woolstock Mutual, Windstream, Verizon, Mediacom) and we can offer access to a municipal fiber optic loop (60 pr).  Existing data speeds available range from 5 mbps to 24 mbps with higher speeds available on a project by project basis.  So whether you work from home or set up shop on our main street, you'll be connected to a world of opportunities.

4. Education for All Ages.  From free three year old pre-school to exceptional K-12 education to locally accessible higher and continuing education offerings, Webster City supports a lifetime of learning.  We offer a mix of public and private grade schools and we're home to a branch campus of Iowa Central Community College.  Learn more about education.  And, did we mention we have a fully-endowed free public library with many events and activities to entertain and educate your family and you.

5. Urban Amenities in a Rural Setting.  We may be a small town, but we always have a full calendar of activities.  Learn more about living in Webster City.  Here are just a few of the amenities and activities we offer for you and your family:

  • Movie Theater

  • Community Theater

  • Local coffee and tea shop

  • Local restaurants, cafes, and sandwich shops

  • WiFi available in several restaurants and small businesses

  • A fully endowed, free public library

  • 11 parks and 2 golf courses with annual passes starting around $500

  • Over 7 miles of walking and biking trails, including 5.7 miles of trails along the scenic Boone River

  • Fuller Hall Recreation Center, a partially endowed indoor recreation facility with annual memberships starting at $160 (for a single adult)

  • A vibrant local, seasonal farmers market

  • Two sports bars

  • Numerous annual community events including: Boone Bash River Dash and Adventure Race (part of the Iowa Games), Sculpture in Boone River Contest, and Ladies Night Out

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6. Financial Assistance.  We know that starting a business is no easy venture.  That's why Webster City offers financial incentives for new businesses that create jobs.  This includes a new Micro Enterprise Loan Program, offering low interest loans to qualified small businesses and start-ups in a high technology field.  Contact us for more information

7. Technical Assistance.  Through our regional partnerships, our community can offer you technical assistance and business services at little to no cost.  From business planning to marketing analysis, it's available here.  Learn more about these resources and services.

Small Business Assistance
Small Business Development Center My EntreNet Webster City Chamber of Commerce City of Webster City 

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