Starting a Business in Muscatine

Muscatine is moving in a positive direction and we are excited to have your business start, build, and grow here. You can feel the energy and momentum that is spreading throughout the community.

The Greater Muscatine Chamber of Commerce & Industry is dedicated to advocating for your business success and helping you prosper in our community. We have been a champion for the Muscatine area since 1944. With over 75 years of promoting and supporting our stakeholders we have led the way for numerous monumental projects. We have hosted a variety of activities, and events to provide networking, education and visibility for your business. The chamber promotes a collaborative relationship among both member businesses and public officials to encourage a supportive business environment.

We thank you for your interest and investment in Muscatine. We wish you success on the road ahead and look forward to partnering with you! If you’re just beginning your business journey, you may find the Starting A Business In Muscatine guide helpful.

Small Business Development Centers

The Eastern Iowa Small Business Development Center (SBDC) conducts research, counsels, and trains business people in management, financing, and operating small businesses, and provides comprehensive information services and access to experts in a variety of fields.

Each SBDC regional center encourages unique local efforts, region to region, state to state, and community to community, to meet small business needs in its area. Each of these SBDC offices subcontracts with other universities, community colleges, and other institutions to provide a network of 15 regional assistance centers in Iowa, and over 1,100 full service assistance centers nationally, to the small business community.

The SBDC is the only nationally accredited entrepreneurial development program in Iowa.

Click here to learn more about SBDC


Is a volunteer group of retired executives that is dedicated to educating, mentoring, and helping small businesses start and grow. The Muscatine Chapter is now a branch of the Quad Cities SCORE Chapter and its expanded service area. QC SCORE can be found online at or by phone at (309) 797-0082 to schedule an appointment.

Iowa Center for Economic Success

Iowa Center For Economic Success is a small business and entrepreneurial resource hub committed to empowering people to strengthen and stabilize their financial futures through business ownership and investment.  It is their belief that to be successful in small business, entrepreneurs need support in three core areas: education, capital, and networking. To that end, they have built key programs that support these core areas and empower individuals to succeed, families to prosper, and communities to thrive. For more information or to schedule an appointment please go to

Just getting started and need personalized business assistance? GMCCI can help with your questions and be a resource to your business no matter the size or experience. Please contact our office to setup a time to discuss your business needs.