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Audubon County Economic Development

Audubon County Economic Development Corporation

800 Market Street
Audubon, Iowa 50025-1050
Phone: 712-563-2742
Email: aced@windstream.net

Partnership with:

Western Iowa Advantage(WIAD) is a collaborative effort of economic development partners in Adair, Audubon, Calhoun,Carroll, Crawford, Greene, Guthrie, Ida,and Sac Counties. The goal is to work cooperatively in effort to effectively market the many assets of this region.

The IEDA offers a variety of programs and services to individuals, communities, and businesses to attract and grow business, employment and workforce in Iowa. Ground-breaking economic growth strategies focusing on cultivating start-up companies and helping existing companies become more innovative complement the activities underway to retain and attract companies that are creating jobs for Iowans.

Home Base Iowa (HBI) is a one-of-a kind program assisting veterans and transitiong service members. Iowa's unemployment rate is just over four percent, but businesses need skilled workers. This program helps connect these businesses with qualified veterans looking for career opportunities.

MidAmerican Energy Services is committed to the businesses and communities they serve. Let their EconomicAdvantage experts help your community with project management, prospects, research, planning, and long-range strategies.

Region XII Council of Governments was organized in 1973 to assist local governments in Audubon, Carroll, Crawford, Greene, Guthrie, and Sac Counties in western ...Iowa. Although originally chartered to serve grant-writing and planning needs for the area, the COG has grown into the agency that facilitates multi-community collaboration and development of all types, providing initiatives in the region that are needed and otherwise not provided.

Quick Links:
Audubon County Laborshed
Regional Laborshed
Iowa Workforce
Region XII Revolving Loan Program

Industrial Park

Audubon Industrial Park Aerial

Audubon Industrial Park - Plat

Virtual Spec Building Video for the Audubon Industrial Park

Business Climate
Audubon County offers opportunity for new business and business expansion to excel through its availability of space, strong workforce and support services. Additional benefits include reasonable costs of living, tax incentives, high air and water quality, fiber optic, competive utilities, and expanded recreational opportunities and amenities in the picturesque landscape of rural Iowa.

Location and Transportation
Audubon County is centrally located between Des Moines and Omaha on Highway US 71 with close proximity to Interstate 80. Companies can reach over 25 million people within a day's drive (500 miles) (source WIAD). Audubon County has a county airport and two international airports within 80 miles.

The communities in Audubon County have superior schools, affordable housing, parks, trails, lakes and friendly caring people.

Quality of Life

Development & Business Incentives
Iowa has several financial incentive programs. For more information click on www.iowaeconomicdevelopment.com.
Local incentives are also available. The financial incentives include direct financial assistance through the Iowa Values Fund, employee training programs, tax incentives, low-interest forgivable loans, revolving loan funds and Enterprise Zone benefits.

Incentives for most projects include:

  • Grants
  • Low- Interest/ Forgivable Loans
  • Revolving Loan Funds
  • 260E & 260F Job Training Program
  • High Quality Jobs Program-IEDA tax credits
  • Tax Abatement (local)

Your company financial information and business plan will be needed to ascertain the assistance available to you.

Iowa Corporate Income Tax

Financial Incentives

Area Industries

AMANCO - Manufacture Portable Concrete Mixing Plants - www.con-e-co.com

ACCU-STEEL INC - Manufacture fabric-covered steel truss buildings - www.asicoverbuildings.com

TNT - Manufacture Refrigeration Units - www.trauschindustries.com

Quality Machine of Iowa Inc - Precision Production of Machining of Metal Parts - www.qualitymachine.com

Audubon - Exira Ready Mix - Manufacture Pre-cast Feed Bunks

AMVC - Manage Pork Production including Nutrition, Veterinary Service, Marketing - www.amvcms.com

Midwest Hard Parts - Market Transmission Parts

Puck Enterprises, INC - Manufacture liquid manure equipment - www.puckenterprises.com

Worthington Ag Parts - Market Ag Equipment Parts - www.worthingtonagparts.com

Audubon County GIS
Iowa Department of Economic Development
Iowa Workforce Development
Iowa Business Growth
Region XXII Council of Governments
Des Moines Area Community College – Carroll
Audubon Chamber of Commerce
MidAmerican Energy Company
Bureau of Labor Statistics
Iowa School Profiles
Location One Information System
Audubon County Laborshed
Western Iowa Advantage
Audubon County Airport

ACED Printable Brochure

Audubon County Economic Development - Board of Directors

Troy Wessel

Vice President
Pat Kaiser

Jason Hocker DVM

Laurie Gilbert

Lyle Hansen Jr.
Brett Irlmeier
Sam Kauffman
Jon Meislahn
Jeff Bauer
Steve Schmitz DVM
Doug Sorensen

Sara Slater

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