Business Assistance

The Charles City Area Development Corporation and its public and private partners throughout the community offer resources to help businesses turn challenges into opportunities and hopes and dreams into realities. While these resources come in many different forms, they all embrace the spirit of partnership and a “can do” attitude that are part and parcel to the Charles City business climate and community culture. When you need business assistance, reach out to Charles City.

Local Government Overview

Local government has a history of working with both public and private organizations to further the development of Charles City. It has provided financial incentives and has set in place the infrastructure necessary for economic development. City and County government work well together with several joint projects being presently considered. Charles City has an Engineering Department and a City Administrator which allows the City to be proactively involved in providing support services for many improvement projects around town.

Charles City Area Development Corporation (CCADC)

The Charles City Area Development Corporation (CCADC) is a community-based organization established to enhance the economic strength of both Charles City and Floyd County. The CCADC is administered by a Board of Directors and works closely with the Charles City Area Chamber of Commerce and Main Street Charles City.

The CCADC conducts a number of activities to assist existing businesses, encourage the startup of new companies and attract new employers to the area. The corporation owns an industrial park complex located southwest section of town. The mission of the Charles City Area Development Corporation is to be the catalyst for economic development in greater Floyd County, nurturing the creation and retention of quality jobs.

For more information on the Charles City Area Development Corporation, contact Executive Director Timothy S. Fox at the CCADC office, 401 North Main Street, phone: 641-228-3020, fax: 641-228-4744, email:

Chamber Of Commerce

The Charles City Area Chamber of Commerce serves as Charles City’s tourism headquarters and is charged with the promotion of the general welfare and prosperity of the community through the advancement of its civic, commercial, and educational interests.

The Chamber serves the community on a daily basis through our new resident Welcome Program, continuous referrals and a community calendar. The chamber sponsors the Floyd County EXPO; coordinates the July 4th festival and Christmas promotions, and is instrumental in the “Century of Tractor Power” festival celebrating Charles City as the birthplace of the tractor industry.

The Chamber also provides valuable opportunities for businesses and organizations with Small Business Development Center (SBDC) counseling, a newcomer welcome program, ambassador ribbon cuttings and anniversary calls, Business After Hours, brown bag seminars, and retail promotions.

For more information on The Chamber of Commerce, contact the office located at 401 North Main Street, Charles City, IA 50616, 641-228-4234, fax 641-228-4744, and E-mail:

North Iowa Area Community College (NIACC)

NIACC brings the many opportunities of the College to your doorstep. Whether you’re interested in pursuing a degree, upgrading your skills, or taking a few classes, NIACC is committed to providing the highest quality education. You can earn college credit (toward an Associate of Arts Degree) through daytime and evening credit classes. You can grow professionally through local business and industry training. Or, study at home through telecourses, independent study and Internet courses.

Small Business Development Center: Contact Brook Boehmler at 1-888-466-4222, extension 4342, Mr. Boehmler keeps monthly hours in Charles City.

NIACC E-mail

Main Street Charles City

In 1994, Charles City became the 29th community in the state to join the Iowa “Main Street” program with the creation of the “Main Street Charles City” program – an effort initiated by a council of community, business and local government leaders with the goal of revitalizing and enhancing the overall business climate in Charles City. That effort was reaffirmed in 1996 with the announcement that Charles City had been accepted as a “demonstration community,” and thereby eligible for a wide range of Main Street Iowa services and support.

The Main Street Charles City program incorporates the Main Street four-point approach of Organization, Promotion, Design and Business Improvement to promote community spirit, economic growth and enhance the overall business climate in Charles City.

Anyone interested in more information about the Charles City Main Street program is encouraged to contact the Main Street Charles City office, 401 North Main Street, (641) 228-2335, fax (641) 228-4744, E-mail:

City Of Charles City

Mayor:  Dean Andrews
City Council:
DeLaine Freeseman
  Gerald ‘Jerry’ Joerger
  Phoebe Pittman
  Philip Knighten
  Keith Starr

City Hall

City Hall is located at 105 Milwaukee Mall.

Phone: (641) 257-6300
Fax: (641) 257-6331

Floyd Country Board Of Supervisors

Mark Kuhn, District 1
Dennis Kiefer, District 2
Jim Jorgenson, District 3

Phone: (641)257-6129, (641)257-6119


Board Of Directors

  • Ron Litterer, President, Agricultural Producer
  • Scott Melliere, Vice President, Valero Renewables, Charles City
  • Sarah George, Treasurer, Machine Tool Engineering, Inc.
  • Randy Heitz, Secretary, Retired
  • Kurt Herbrechtsmeyer, Past President, First Security Bank & Trust
  • Dean Andrews, City of Charles City
  • Jeremy Bahe, Croell
  • Ed Baldwin, Cambrex Charles City Inc.
  • Tammy Elthon, Circle K Communications
  • Chris Garden, L & J Industries
  • Emily Garden, Soifer Family McDonald’s
  • Mark Kuhn, Floyd County Board of Supervisors
  • William R. Kyle, North Iowa Air Service
  • Trevis O’Connell, City of Floyd
  • Sean Pitkin, CUSB Bank
  • Catherine Rottinghaus, First Citizens Bank
  • Paul A. Rottinghaus, Zip’s Truck Equipment Inc.
  • Charles E. Souder, Agricultural Producer
  • Kyle Staudt, Fidelity Bank & Trust

Licenses, Driver And Vehicle

The Floyd Country Treasurer, whose office is in the Floyd Country Courthouse, 101 South Main Street, Charles City, completes these services. For further information, email or visit the treasurer webpage at

Driving-Iowa driver’s license may be obtained or renewed and written testing is available week days, except holidays, between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Driving examinations are available by appointment. For further information, call 641-257-6121

Vehicle Titles are issued and vehicle registrations renewed by the Floyd Country Treasurer, Monday through Friday, except holidays from 8:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. For further information, call (641) 257-6135.

To access further information about Driver and vehicle licensing in Iowa, contact the Iowa Department of Transportation at