The city of Cresco is located in the county of Howard. It covers a total area of 8.68 sq. km. The economy of the city revolves around industries involved in advertising, automotive, construction, information technology, commercial printing, pharmaceuticals, health, insurance, real estate and tourism, contributing to the local economy in a positive way. Commercial spaces are utilized by campgrounds, recreation centers, parks, libraries, garden centers, drug stores, clinics and clubs.