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Expand or Relocate to Iowa

Iowa Business Data

Relocate or Expand to Iowa

IA business climate, manufacturer incentives, and advantages of local communities

Business Data for Iowa


Total Labor Force

Unemployment Rate

# Manufacturers

Manufacturing Jobs

Right to Work

Unemp. Insurance Tax

Manufacturing stats updated on 6/29/2016. All other data updated on 6/29/2016. IndustryNet is not responsible for errors or omissions.
Corporate Income Tax
Graduated: 6% on first $25,000; 8% on next $75,000; 10% on next $150,000; 12% on all over $250,000.

Sales Tax
6%. Exemptions include: Purchases of manufacturing machinery and equipment.

Property Tax
Properties are assessed at 100% of market value. Levied on the taxable value of real property. No personal property tax including goods-in-progress inventories and raw materials.

Leading Mfg. Industries
(by # of employees)
22% Food and kindred products
19% Industrial machinery and equipment
8% Fabricated metal products
8% Electronic and other electric equipment
7% Printing and publishing

Largest Mfg. Employers
(by # of employees)
Rockwell Collins, Inc. (Cedar Rapids) - 8,700
John Deere Waterloo Works (Waterloo) - 4,200
DuPont Pioneer (Johnston) - 2,800
Winnebago Industries, Inc. (Forest City) - 2,700
Tyson Fresh Meats (Waterloo) - 2,500
Vermeer Manufacturing Co. (Pella) - 2,500
Counties with the Most Mfg. Jobs
Polk - 34,034
Linn - 25,883
Black Hawk - 15,761
Scott - 14,932
Dubuque - 12,802

Cities with the Most Mfg. Jobs
Cedar Rapids - 22,202
Des Moines - 19,783
Waterloo - 13,067
Davenport - 9,658
Dubuque - 8,755

Mfg. Related Business Incentives
• Grow Iowa Values Financial Assistance Program
• Demonstration Fund (commercialization incentive)
• Public Facilities Set-Aside Program (PFSA)
• Export Trade Assistance Program (ETAP)
• Enterprise Zones
• New Jobs Tax Credit
• High Quality Jobs Program
• Brownfield/Grayfield Tax Credit Program
• Research Activities Tax Credit
• Targeted Jobs Withholding Tax Credit Pilot Program
• Revolving Loan Funds
• Local Property Tax Abatement & Exemption Program for Industrial Properties
• Tax Increment Financing
• Regulatory Assistance Program

Economic development agencies, chambers of commerce, and other organizations & businesses available to assist with your relocation to or from Iowa

Lake Mills, IA
Winn-Worth Betco serves the economic development interests for Winnebago & Worth Counties
Clinton, IA
Topeka, KS
Striving to recruit new business & help companies expand in Kansas
Marshalltown, IA
Marshall Economic Development Impact Committee (MEDIC) is a public/private full service economic development firm in Central Iowa representing Marshall County, Iowa (Population 45,000). We specialize in assisting companies interested in locating, expanding or starting in Central Iowa with a focus on advanced manufacturing, biosciences & distribution.
Machinery Movers & Riggers-Heavy Haulers-Installers-Millwrights
Spencer, IA
Providing a comprehensive and coordinated approach to assist in the revitalization, diversification and marketing of the Spencer Main Street
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