Agriculture and Food

The Great River Region holds excellent opportunity for agriculture and food related industries. Our infrastructure, low costs of doing business, location and cost-competitive technical workforce make Southeast Iowa an excellent place to do business, in all respects.

The Great River Region offers unmatched infrastructure assets such as well-maintained, un-congested roads, rail access, airport accessibility and port facilities. In addition, the Region offers ample water and wastewater capacity to meet the needs of industries complying with FDA requirements for facility cleanliness.

The low cost of doing business in the Great River Region is one of the area's greatest assets. Labor costs in the region are 25% lower than the national average. In addition, variables such as moderate local taxes, competitive real estate costs and extremely low energy costs provide an environment that allows businesses to increase profitability even in today's competitive marketplace.

One of our region's core strengths lies in our proximity to large metro areas. This provides the Great River Region with countless benefits, including access to regional distribution networks, agricultural inputs and a large population base.

The Great River Region offers the human resource assets that agriculture and food producers need to be successful. Our low-cost, readily available workforce will meet immediate staffing needs for skilled workers. In addition, excellent regional workforce development programs can provide all necessary industry-specific training.

Please contact us for more information about how a Great River Region location can offer the competitive advantage your business is seeking.