Your Place for Success

Why Create your Successful Business in Hancock County, Iowa?

Although rooted in a strong tradition of farming and other ag related enterprises, Hancock County is home to advanced manufacturing firms, food product manufacturing, long haul trucking, along with the security of modern health care.
Sitting in the center of an eight-state market of nearly one million businesses and thirty-five million people, Iowa's Midwest location offers a distinct advantage to businesses with both domestic and international markets and suppliers.
We do business in Hancock county. Why don't you?
Don’t take our word for it. We've also got the data to back us up.

IOWA RATED#1 BEST STATE

BY U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT

#3

Iowa is the 3rd best-run state
in the nation

NO PROPERTY TAX

On manufacturing machinery, equipment or computers in IA

Iowa is 8th

lowest cost of doing business

IA 8th IL 29th NY 44th
NE 15th KS 30th CA 49th

$13.1 BILLION

WORTH OF MANUFACTURED AND VALUE-ADDED GOODS EXPORTED BY IOWA IN 2015

$19.35%

lower industrial electricity rates than the national average

11%

BELOW THE NATIONAL AVERAGE WORKERS COMPENSATION PREMIUM

How do we compare?

We can tell you all about Iowa’s advantages, but you know best what is most important for your project. Utilize the 50 State Comparison tool to determine how Iowa stacks up against other states in the categories that are important to you.

Agriculture

#1 Producer of eggs, corn, soybeans, and pork

USDA, 2017

#1 Highest Concentration of Agricultural Feedstock and Chemical Employment

BLS, 2015

Manufacturing & Technology

#2 IN THE NATION FOR PERCENTAGE OF STATE GDP FROM FINANCIAL SERVICES INDUSTRY

BEA, 2016

$28.062B CONTRIBUTION FROM IOWA'S LARGEST INDUSTRY SECTOR - ADVANCED MANUFACTURING

BEA, 2016

Bioscience

#1 PRODUCER OF ETHANOL

USDA, 2016

#1 MOST PLANT AND SOIL SCIENTISTS OF ANY STATE

BLS, 2015

#1 HIGHEST CONCENTRATION OF AGRICULTURAL FEEDSTOCK AND CHEMICAL EMPLOYMENT

BLS, 2015

Exports

  • Machinery

    $2.29 Billion

  • Vehicles, Not Railway

    $1.42 Billion

  • Meat

    $1.37 Billion

  • Cereals

    $1.19 Billion

  • Food Waste; Animal Feed

    $1.10 Billion

  • Chemical Products

    $633 Million

Iowa's top ten manufactured or value-added exports
  • Electrical Machinery

    $547 Million

  • Grain, Seed, and Fruit

    $426 Million

  • Iron / Steel Products

    $193 Million

  • Iron and Steel

    $177 Million

U.S. Census Bureau, 2015

Engineering

Iowa State University-Record enrollment of 9,669 engineering students (fall 2017) – undergraduate enrollment ranks 7th largest in the country.

University of Iowa- 2482 enrollment of total engineering students (fall 2017)

#1 in Wind Energy

35%+ STATEWIDE ELECTRICITY GENERATION IS FROM WIND

EIA, 2016

$4.6 BILLION IN ADDITIONAL WIND CAPACITY PLANNED BY THE STATE'S UTILITIES

MidAmerican Energy, Alliant Energy

19.35% LOWER INDUSTRIAL ELECTRICITY RATES THAN THE NATIONAL AVERAGE

EIA, 2016