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LOCATION

30 minutes from Des Moines.

2.5 hours from Omaha.

3 hours from Kansas City.

4 hours from Minneapolis.

4.5 hours from Chicago.

Jasper County is located on Interstate 80 and just half an hour east of Interstate 35. We offer a variety of sites, some with direct interstate frontage, some with rail service, and all within twenty minutes of Newton's all-weather, ILS-equipped municipal airport, and 40 minutes to commercial passenger and freight service in Des Moines.

AVAILABLE BUILDINGS AND SITES

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INFORMATION

EMPLOYMENT

According to a recent labor shed analysis done by Iowa Workforce Development, the total potential labor force from within the area where Jasper County currently draws employees is over 226,000.

 

The county's labor force totals 20,630. The loss of jobs resulting from the Maytag closure in 2007 has been partially offset by the addition of two new companies making major components for wind turbines. Additional jobs were created by a new IT-support firm and a start-up company, successfully spun off of Maytag/Whirlpool, that provides contract engineering and R&D services. Many other employers are doing business in the county in food processing, fabricated metals, etc.

 

Flexible job-training programs for new and current employees.

Direct financial assistance for job creation and new capital investment.

INDUSTRY

With a goal of economic development, Jasper county contains a workforce of highly skilled and well educated individuals. Providing strength in a variety of industries such as TPI Iowa, Windstream Communications, Caleris Skiff Medical Center, plus many more!

TAX FREE

No sales tax on process electricity or natural gas.

Very competitive unemployment insurance rates.

No corporate income tax of profits from sales outside of Iowa.

Property tax exemptions on new manufacturing and distribution facilities.

No personal property or inventory tax.

No property tax on manufacturing machinery, equipment, or computers.

RECREATION

Iowa Speedway: Designed by NASCAR Champion Rusty Wallace, the 7/8 mile tri-oval race track attracts America’s top racers and team, hosting the biggest events in racing – IndyCar, NASCAR, ARCA, and USAC! The Iowa Speedway, one of Iowa’s biggest attractions for fun, family, and fast cars!

 

Valle Drive-In: Built in 1949 and one of the oldest standing drive in theater in Central Iowa, Valle Drive-In provides families with a one-of-a-kind entertainment!

DATA

US Government Census Data

AVAILABLE BUILDINGS AND SITES

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LOCAL

STATE OF IOWA

UTILITY

CONTACT

P.O. Box 312, Newton, IA 50208

Phone: 641-792-7574

Fax: 641-792-5783

Email: jedco@centraliowa.net

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