Why Do Business in Monona County?

We have the resources, incentives, and ideal location for your company's success!

Location. Location. Location.

Centrally located in the United States with immidiate access to Interstate 29, Airports, and Missouri river transportation.

Local & State Incentives

We have a wide range of financial incentives from building and expansion tax abatements to revolving loan funds for business growth.

Future Ready Workforce

The “Future Ready Iowa” initiative focuses on ways to continue building Iowa’s talent pipeline to ensure our state has a workforce ready to fill the high-quality, well-paying jobs and careers of today and tomorrow.

About Monona County Economic Development

Monona County Economic Development Partnership (MCEDP) is a public-private partnership responsible for the systematic marketing of Monona County and the facilitation of economic development initiatives that foster the retention, expansion, and attraction of business to the county resulting in private capital investment, job creation, and strengthening of the county’s overall financial health.

MCEDP Services

"A Rising Tide Lifts All Boats" - John F Kennedy

Site Selection

We identify potential buildings and development sites for businesses looking to relocate to Monona County. We then assist businesses looking to locate to Monona County or expand their current operations find a space that fits their needs.

Available Sites
Business Incentives

We work with city & county leaders to develop incentive programs for startups and businesses that are looking to expand in or locate to Monona County. Incentives include but are not limited to city grants, tax abatement programs, and land options.

List of Incentives
Workforce Development

Our organization connects local employers to hiring and training programs available through partners such as Iowa Work Force, Future Ready Iowa, Home Base Iowa, and Western Iowa high schools, colleges and universities.

Laborshed Data
Marketing Monona County

MCEDP is active on social media and has a strong web presence promoting the county with a workforce attraction focus. We also work with various county agencies to market Monona County as a place to visit & shop!


Our Partners

We are a strong partnership supported by corporate, small business,  and public investments guided by a pro-business Board of Directors. We support Communities, Businesses, and Organizations for free - but we don’t exist without the funding of our partners.

Business & Population Data

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Get in touch

How to reach us

418 E. Iowa Ave.
Onawa, IA 51040

We are available by Appointment

+1 712 433 4493

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