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The secret of getting ahead is
getting started

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Leverage assets to
grow and prosper

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Stay ahead with the
right location

Expand or Relocate

Thinking about expanding or relocating your business? You've come to the right place. A Franklin County location makes sense for business.

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Start My Own Business

We offer a suite of resources to help you get started, to build your idea and to get to the launchpad. We value entrepreneurs in Franklin County.

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Dig Into the Data

We have a whole library of information on Franklin County plus links to information on Iowa. Hopefully you will find what you are looking for and if not, by all means contact us.

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The official website for FRANKLIN COUNTY, IOWA economic development

Nestled in the heartland of the upper central United States, Franklin County Iowa embodies all that is good about rural America. Self-reliance, hard work and investing in our future come together to make us a great location for business. Bottom line benefits to business are realized through our low purchase and lease price points; business-friendly skilled workforce, lower than average utility rates and a single-factor non-unitary tax law.

In a nutshell :

  • Available buildings with build-to-suit options
  • Tax benefits and 0% forgiveable loans
  • Vigorous business growth with companies investing millions
  • Quality communities and enviable lifestyle
  • Four seasons worth of fun and activities

Whether you are a site selector, business owner, corporate real estate broker or someone just browsing we welcome you to Franklin County, Iowa.


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  • Mitchell Designated Elevate Iowa Ambassador

    FCDA Executive Director Karen L. Mitchell completed training to qualify as an Ambassador for the Elevate Iowa program. The program's mission is simple: To improve the perception of advanced manufacturing in Iowa. This training will allow Mitchell to present information to schools, educators and the general public on the advantages and career opportunities within advanced manufacturing.

  • We Are Offically A Home Base County!

    Franklin County Iowa has been declared an official Home Base Iowa participating community. At ceremonies held in Des Moines May 4th Governor Terry Branstad declared Franklin County an official participant of an effort to attract transitioning veterans of the US Military to the state as a place to build their new lives with careers and an enviable lifestyle. Learn more here:

  • Industrial Building For Sale Download

    A 30,000 square foot expandable industrial building has recently come on the market in Franklin County, Iowa. Sitting on 4.25 acres with additional land available, the structure has 30‘ sidewalls. Franklin County Development Director Karen Mitchell says this is the fourth speculative building the organization has built and it will be offered to industrial companies who will “use a lot of electricity and meet minimum job creation and wage criteria”.

  • First Veteran Home Base Franklin County Award

    Cody Hoyt, a US Army veteran who with his wife Crystal recently purchased a home in Alexander is the recipient of FCDA's first program grant. Veterans who have been honorably discharged within the past three years can receive $500 for purchasing a home and $500 if they are newly employed in Franklin County. Conditions apply. For more information see the Home Base page on this website.