Business Development

Business Development - Iowa County Economic Development Commission supports the growth of existing business and industry and the creation of new businesses. Recent efforts have aided in the expansion projects for two local employers and the purchase of a speculative building. Local and state incentives along with support from the Iowa County Board of Supervisors make ICEDC a player in economic development.

The business and industrial base of the county supports a number of employers (excluding government and school) with an on-site workforce exceeding 100 employees. In addition, Fortune 500 companies have production facilities in Iowa County. Although these familiar names employ many citizens, local firms represent a large part of Iowa County's total employment.

Manufacturers will find Iowa County within 30 minutes of Interstates 80 and 380. Major markets including St. Louis, Omaha, Minneapolis, Milwaukee, Des Moines, Kansas City and Chicago are within one day's drive.

State Resource Links:

Iowa Access Homepage
State of Iowa government website

Iowa Business License Information Center
Information on business licensing, and other useful links to state resources.

Iowa Department of Economic Development
Iowa - The Smart State For Business website.

Iowa Department of Natural Resources
The Iowa Department of Natural Resources homepage, with helpful information about Iowa.

Iowa Department of Revenue and Finance
Information, publications and forms.

Iowa Department of Transportation
State Department of Transportation website.

Iowa General Assembly
Official website of the Iowa General Assembly.

Iowa Secretary of State
File a variety of documents including UCC financing statements, trademarks, business entity documents, and other statutorily-required special filings.

Iowa Workforce Development
Workforce data statistics, news and job openings.

Iowa Economy Trends and News
Iowa economic statistics and trends, updated weekly.