Economic Development

Scott County provides assistance to businesses and municipalities through a variety of programs designed to support businesses, promote economic development, create and retain jobs, and cultivate entrepreneurs. 

Business Recycling Grants: Apply for grants to reimburse the recycling and organics programs at your business. 

CEO Next: Scott County is excited to offer CEO Next Business Institute aimed at cultivating "second stage" business grow and thrive in our region. 

Economic Development Incentives: Scott County provides economic development incentives in order to achieve its long-range vision of creating a diverse and sustainable economic base as envisioned in the County's Comprehensive Plan. 

Next Stage - Scott CountyNext Stage business advisors provide individual and small group consulting for Scott County entrepreneurs at every stage of business development.

Starting a Rural Home-Based Business: Learn about how to use your property to produce income with resources from Planning & Zoning. 

Scott County CDA  - Center for Entrepreneurship: Find mentorship and resources from the CDA to help grow your business. 

Scott County CDA - Economic Development: The CDA can help you find capital and resources that can take your business to the next level by unlocking local, state, and federal support such as grants, tax incentives, workforce development, and retention programs, as well as assistance to develop streets and roads or other infrastructure needs.

Scott County FAST-TRACK Business Challenge: Scott County community members, entrepreneurs, professionals, and students compete to launch breakthrough inventions and business ideas to win critical resources and move their concept to the next level. Much like the TV show Shark Tank, you will present your idea to a panel of judges. It is then evaluated for viability, creativity, need, growth potential and much more.