Small businesses make up the heart and soul of the business community in Elko New Market. You can get free support to start or grow  a business in our community, thanks to the Scott County Community Development Agency (CDA) and the Metropolitan Consortium of Community Developers (MCCD).

The Open to Business program in Scott County provides one-on-one business counseling assistance customized to meet the needs of current business owners and prospective entrepreneurs. Financing is also available to qualified applicants. The Open to Business program is being offered free of charge to Scott County businesses or residents.

Christine Pigsley, Scott County Open to Business Advisor, is located at the Scott County Government Center every Tuesday and is available to meet with entrepreneurs and business owners by appointment. If Tuesday doesn’t work, alternate options can be discussed. For more information about Open to Business or to schedule an appointment, please contact Christine Pigsley at 612-843-3277 or You can also learn more at