Salute to Small Business

Small business owners employ about 65% of the workforce in a community. 
Small business account for 3 out of every 4 new jobs in this country. 
Small businesses are not afraid to try new ideas, offer new products or services. 
Small businesses are willing to provide services and products to local consumers that large companies don't see as being a profitable or needed market. 
Small business owners typically give about 3 times money per employee to community activities such as sponsoring a softball team, a fund raising project, or a community improvement project when compared to larger companies. 
Small business owners give one of the most important gifts: their time. They often serve on a school board, city council, church committees, or are members of service clubs. They help to provide leadership and direction for a community. For a community to flourish, the necessity of small business to survive and thrive is essential.

by Ron Fairchild, Northeast Iowa Community College,
Program Manager - Business Occupations


For a confidential assessment of your proposed building project, relocation or expansion, please contact:

Deb Howard, Executive Director
Oelwein Chamber and Area Development
25 West Charles, Oelwein IA 50662
319-283-1105
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Small Business Development Center
http://entre.myentre.net

Iowa Department of Economic Development
www.iowalifechanging.com

1-800-245-IOWA
for more information about qualifications
and availability of state programs

Fayette County Economic Development
www.fayettecountyia.com

Sam Whitehead, Director
563-422-5073
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for more information about Fayette County programs

City of Oelwein
www.cityofoelwein.org

City Administrator, Dylan Mulfinger - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
319-283-5440

Oelwein Chamber

Oelwein was named "Hub City" because of the rail lines coming into town and the repair shops located there.

Deb Howard

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