Local Programs The City of Dubuque’s Economic Development Department has a variety of local incentives to offer businesses. We also advise on combining them with State and Federal programs that can be used in your complete financial package – helping your business make the most of its resources.
An incentive program which captures the increased property taxes a business pays from improving their property and provides a rebate back to the company. Businesses must commit to job creation, workforce housing, or must have an extraordinary positive impact for the community to offer this incentive. This is available in urban renewal districts only.
Downtown Rehabilitation Grants:
The program provides grant opportunities for rehabilitation projects within the Greater Downtown Urban Renewal District. Available grant programs for specific improvements or work on the rehabilitation projects include the following: Washington Neighborhood Façade Grant, Façade Grant, Design Grant, Financial Consultant Grant, and Land Discount.
Downtown Housing Incentive:
An incentive program for the creation of market-rate downtown multi-family residential units within the Greater Downtown Urban Renewal District. Click here to learn more and apply.
The State of Iowa has several programs that can assist your business development.