ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

Your business can only thrive when all the factors for success come together in one place. Increasingly, business and industry are finding all the right factors balanced together in Clarke County, Iowa.

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These factors did not occur by chance. Our proactive business development team has skillfully worked to capitalize on the opportunities that our location and extremely productive workforce provide for business throughout south-central Iowa and the Midwest. This effort has resulted in an unmatched track record of new business attraction and economic development throughout the county that benefits our tax base and builds a stronger business foundation for future growth.

Iowa is…

  • Iowa has the fastest growing economy in the U.S. based upon the Gross State Product (GSP) (U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis, 2003 to 2004) more…
  • Per capita personal income in Iowa grew at the second fastest growth rate in the U.S. (U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis, 2004) more…
  • Exports of Iowa manufactured and processed goods grew to a record high of $6.4 billion in 2004, a 22 percent increase over the previous year. (U.S. Census Bureau) more…
  • Sixth lowest nationally in business costs (Economy.com Inc. 2003)
    Among the top 10 states for “technology sophistication” in K-12 schools (Market Data Retrieval)
  • Among the top 10 in academic research and development (National Science Foundation/Division of Science Res. Stats)
  • Home to three state universities rated in the top 100 (Kiplinger)

Business Climate…
In Iowa, you will be well positioned for success in a state with a history of scientific and business innovation, supported by well-educated, knowledgeable employees. Iowa’s vision for business includes the creation of community hubs around which revolve choice resources of land, material and mind power to create productive cooperative enterprises, working for mutual prosperity in the life sciences, advanced manufacturing and information solutions industries.

For more information southern Iowa business development opportunities, please contact the Clarke County Development Corporation offices at 115 E Washington Street, P.O. Box 426, Osceola, IA 50213 | Phone: 641-342-2944, Email: info@osceolaclarkedev.com