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Small Business

The City of Davenport recognizes that small businesses are the foundation of our community. Our Economic Development Staff is thrilled to be able to work with entrepreneurs in our community looking to start or expand their business.

Small Business Loan Program

The City of Davenport Small Business Loan Program (SBLP) is designed to assist small businesses that are creating new jobs in our City. The Small Business Loan Program offers low interest loans of up to $30,000 per new full time equivalent employee for qualified business. More information on the Small Business Loan Program can be found in the Small business loan overview or Small Business loan Application

Photo of Small Business client Thirteen West
"I never imagined I could have my dream job at 28. I approached economic development staff to receive guidance on making my business come to life. Every single person I came into contact with at City was so incredibly helpful, even when my idea was extremely new to the Quad Cities. They believed in me from day one and I knew that Davenport was the most perfect place to launch my first shop. I would not have been able to launch this business without the help from the City and their Small Business Loan Program."

        Haley Bunting, Owner of ThirteenWest Mobile Boutique

Interior photo of The Vault, a new spa in Downtown Davenport

"We decided to open The Vault in downtown Davenport it was because we were aware of the trajectory of growth in that area. We were able to get a small business loan from the City, which helped relieve some of risk of starting up. We have felt very supported by the downtown business community."
                                          Nasreen Khan, Co-Owner of The Vault

Community Resources
In addition to the Small Business Loan Program, there are a variety of other resources available to entrepreneurs that business owners are encouraged to visit including: