Union County Development Association

BLDG 301 

301 W Montgomery

Creston, Iowa 50801

641.782.2003

Business Support Services

We Are Here To Help

The Union County Development Association is here to consult with you on a confidential basis and serve as a liaison with appropriate local, regional and state agencies.  Through UCDA's business support services, we can provide the following services to businesses no matter what stage of business you are in.

Labor Market Data - In an effort to employ and grow the local workforce, we can provide services through partnering agencies to meet your unfilled positions. Whether it is accepting resumes on your behalf or assist with marketing your employment and career opportunities, we can facilitate those services upon request.  UCDA can also offer data on occupational wages, benefits and commuting patterns across all industry sectors.   

Are you Future Ready?  - Educating Iowas students for the knowledge economy requires connecting them to future careers through hands-on project designed my employers and educators.  The Iowa Clearinghouse for Work-Based Learning is a virtual space where business partners will post projects for Iowa K-12 students to gain in-depth work experience, bringing real-world application into the schools.   Business Partner Toolkit

Job Training Programs  - An array of programs are available to provide tax-aided training for new or existing employees. Programs are highly flexible in meeting the training needs of the employer.  The amount of benefits is based on the number of jobs created and wages paid to the employee. The employer benefits from maximizing training while controlling costs.  UCDA consults with Southwestern Community College, Iowa Workforce Development to find the right customized training to meet your needs.

Lead UC - is an adult leadership training program with over 100 alumni that learn to hone their leadership skills and promote community awareness. This local professional development program operates every year from January - May.  

Intern IT UP - UCDA offers this summer intern program for area employers that have interns and want to enhance their experience. Five sessions are offered that include networking, professional development and highlighting community assets.

Community Tours - On behalf of your company, we can provide community tours for your customers as well as potential employees whom may be relocating to the area. We will show how Union County has an ample amount of quality of life and the array of services available to them.

Employee Housing Location Assistance -Taking the guesswork out of relocating employees is key when attracting quality workforce. We will work with your new employees to provide resources to find adequate housing to meet their needs in the short and long term, utilizing our professional realtors in the area.

Business Expansion - UCDA staff can visit with you on your expansion needs. We will meet with you confidentially and learn about your project perimeters and then best match any assistance to make the expansion as smooth as possible.

Available Sites/Buildings/Space - UCDA keeps a database of available spaces for sale or lease to make your site selection as easy as possible.

One-on-One Business Counseling - UCDA financially, supports and partners with the regional Small Business Development Center (SBDC). Through collaboration, we can provide one-on-one counseling to assist with starting a business, business planning, financial planning, human resource management, marketing, business succession planning and much more.

Additional Services - Through our business service provider network we are your source for information regarding the following business needs:

  • Regulatory Assistance

  • Infrastructure

  • Export Assistance

  • Waste Management Consulting

  • Energy Efficiency

  • Financial Assistance

  • Business Succession