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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 3/6/2018. All other data updated on 11/13/2017. 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
Winnebago Of Indiana, LLC (Forest City) - 3,000
Tyson Fresh Meats, Inc. (Waterloo) - 2,700
Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc. (Johnston) - 2,600
Counties with the Most Mfg. Jobs
Polk - 35,848
Linn - 25,408
Black Hawk - 16,055
Scott - 15,485
Dubuque - 12,778

Cities with the Most Mfg. Jobs
Cedar Rapids - 21,654
Des Moines - 20,577
Waterloo - 13,352
Davenport - 10,180
Dubuque - 8,980

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
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.
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