Business Resources Community


Welcome to the City of Maquoketa, Iowa. We are excited to welcome you to our charming, eastern Iowa community of more than 6,100 One of a Kind residents. While Maquoketa may be small in size, we boast a growing base of industries and opportunity. In the past decade, Maquoketa has welcomed the state-of-the-art Ohnward Fine Arts Center, the Hurstville Interpretive Center, YMCA, a $1.5 million Clinton Community College Maquoketa Center and the Clinton Engines Museum.

The community has also invested in the addition of new trail ways, a stellar community school district and modern medical services anchored by the Jackson County Regional Health Center. The quality of life discovered in Maquoketa is truly One of a Kind. There has never been a better time to call this beautiful Midwestern town home.

Economic Development Assistance

The Maquoketa Area Chamber of Commerce partners with Jackson County Economic Alliance (JCEA) to stimulate the entrepreneurial spirit and pro-business atmosphere of Jackson County by providing services for workforce development, small business, and overall promotion of Maquoketa as a great place to live, work and play. It is the mission of the Jackson County Economic Alliance to facilitate, lead and promote organized economic growth in order to improve the quality of life and to protect and create jobs through innovative and conventional programs within our community.  As the lead organizations for economic development we are ready to assist companies interested in moving to the area or existing employers considering expansion.


Local Incentives


The Maquoketa Community welcomes new industry and has many incentive options available that mutually meet the needs of your business and the City of Maquoketa.

Workforce Training

Maquoketa’s offering of the New Jobs Training Program assists new and existing businesses who are creating new jobs in the area with flexible funding to meet a vast array of employment development and training needs.


Enterprise Zone

Group of business people working

The entire City of Maquoketa has been designated by the State of Iowa, Jackson County Board of Supervisors and the Jackson County Enterprise Zone Commission as an “Enterprise Zone” for both economic development and housing development.