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Le Mars Area Chamber of Commerce/Le Mars Business Initiative Corp/Main Street

The Le Mars Area Chamber of Commerce and the LBIC work to assist businesses in the Le Mars area through site location, financial assistance and providing demographic and laborshed information. Le Mars is also a Main Street Iowa community.


The Le Mars Area Chamber of Commerce (LACC) and the Le Mars Business Initiative Corp (LBIC) bring together the resources, funding and talent of the LACC, LBIC, Main Street and the City of Le Mars to create a unified effort for economic development.  A key focus of this effort is the retention of existing and the recruitment of new businesses.  Information made available includes available building and site info, laborshed, retail gap analysis and other demographic information.  Potential financial assistance includes: • Grant dollars for storefront renovation (Main Street) • Interest Buy-Down Program • Revolving Loan Fund

Services Provided

Public Policy and Government Relations

  • Business Issues Related to a Specific City
  • Community Involvement
  • Legislative Issues
  • Small Business Issues

Business Planning

  • Census Data
  • Market Research

Financial Resources and Assistance

  • Assistance in Finding Debt Funding
  • Assistance in Finding Government Funding
  • Brownfield Tax Credits
  • Historic Tax Credits
  • Loan Packaging
  • Loan Providers


  • Census Data

Networking Organizations

  • Geographically Based
  • Small Business/General

Office, Laboratory and Meeting Space

  • Office Space
  • Retail Space

Economic and Site Development

  • Legislative Agendas
  • Revitalization
  • Site Location Assistance
  • Main Street Program Services (Specialty)
Contact Information
Lori French
50 Central Avenue SE
Le Mars, IA 51031
(712) 546-7218