The Shelby County Entrepreneurial and Technology Business Incubator offers space, advice, and assistance to give start-up and expanding businesses an opportunity to be highly successful.  You bring the innovation and ideas and Shelby County DevelopSource will help you grow.

Please use the links below to view the Incubator’s Client Handbook and the Occupancy Application to learn more about accessing the Business Incubator. Contact the DevelopSource team at 712-755-3569 if you have questions

DevelopSource has merged with the Chamber of Commerce and we look forward to serving the community under the new organization - Shelby County Chamber of Commerce and Industry.  Please click the link below to connect the the Chamber of Commerce site, and checkback soon for our new look.


Click Here for Client Handbook Click Here for Occupancy Application

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Business Location
Are you an entrepreneur looking to start a business in Shelby County?  We welcome you to apply for a position in our Entrepreneurial & Technology Incubator. 
Our available PDF form can be viewed and downloaded directly from the website at the link below. 
Click Here to View Application

Shelby County offers several attractive alternatives from existing financial institutions such as low interest loans from a variety of state, federal, and local entities. It offers the possibility of lucrative cash and tax incentives. Personnel at DevelopSource can work with you to secure the financing you qualify for as you develop your business plan.

Shelby County offers outstanding opportunities for Pre-K-12 education, both private and public, as well as postsecondary through the local Iowa Western Community College attendance center. Harlan Community Schools has been recognized by the Iowa State Legislature with an official proclamation as an outstanding education institution, with exceptional attainment in award winning academics, vocational, and co-curricular programs.

Community Living
A rural setting with a strong church community. A wonderful medical community that offers all medical care in a newly remodeled regional hospital and clinics. A new, state of the art fitness center, an abundance of recreational activities, and, if you need more, we are less than an hour’s drive of a metro area of over one million people with all amenities and an airport served by major airlines.

Ample rental and owner-occupied housing available.  Plus a new City of Harlan housing development is the site for a $4.2 million, 27 unit workforce housing project.

Consider Shelby County when looking for a home for your new or expanding business.

We want you here and if we don’t have what you need, let us know and we will do our best to put what is needed in place for you!