The Cresco Area Chamber of Commerce is a membership based non-profit organization whose mission is to develop and grow new and existing businesses, promote community involvement and to encourage business alliances. Cresco is "Iowa's Year Round Playgroud" and it is the Chamber's privilage to promote the Cresco area and the excellent quality of life throughout the seasons. Besides assisting all types of businesses, the Chamber is a resource for visitors, tourists, residents, non-profits and clubs, along with the entire Cresco community. The office of the Chamber is located within the Cresco Welcome Center along Iowa Highway 9 and is the information & resource booth for the City of Cresco.
The Cresco Area Chamber of Commerce is part of Howard County Business & Tourism, which also includes Howard County Economic Development, Cresco Industrial Development Corporation and Howard County Tourism. These organizations work together to promote a strong local economy and promote the shop local campaign.