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Lee County Advantages

Why Lee County, Iowa?

Low Cost of Doing Business - Lee County offers predictable savings when it comes to taxes, real estate and utility costs. Iowa consistently has one of the lowest costs of doing business in the United States.

Superior Transportation Infrastructure – Industries are able to utilize the 3 R’s: Road, Rail, and River Access to fulfill any transportation or logistical need. 

Workforce Talent - Iowa boasts a superior work ethic, with a motivated, hardworking and loyal workforce.
  • Lee County EDG has been a leader in developing a pipeline of workers for our industries.
    • Winning Best Business Retention and Expansion Program in the State by the Professional Developers of Iowa in 2016 and 2017. 
    • Winning Gold in Human Capital Category at the 2017 International Economic Development Conference 

Education - Ability to take advantage of a variety of educational resources including professional development programs, associate degree options and access to bachelor degree programs from five local universities. 
  • U.S. News & World Report ranks The University of Iowa as the 29th best public university in the country. (2014 edition)

Centrally Located - Lee County is extremely accessible because it is conveniently located between 2 coasts and along the Mississippi River.

Business Environment - Lee County is proud of its pro-business attitude, providing incentives and tax credits for doing business in the area; providing the highest quality personal service and attention to every detail assisting existing and prospective industries.

Lee County Port Authority - As the only port authority in the State of Iowa, SIREPA has unique capabilities to foster and support economic growth in Lee County. State legislation enables SIREPA to establish and operate Foreign Trade Zones, issue bonds, make loans, and more.  SIREPA's tax exempt status provides additional opportunities for public and private collaboration. Find out more here
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