The city of Elkader is located in the county of Clayton. It covers a total area of 3.60 sq. km. The educated and trained workforce is involved in businesses related to industries of appliances, automotive, beverages, apparel, pharmaceuticals, freight forwarding, industrial and commercial machinery, landscaping equipments, oil and lubrication, real estate and tourism, contribute to the local economy. Commercial spaces are utilized by campgrounds, parking lot stations, parks and health clubs.