Business Advantages in Franklin County

Simply Put We Have a Low Cost of Doing Business

  • Low cost of land and buildings.
  • Skilled, affordable laborforce from surrounding counties.
  • Workers compensation premium costs are 11% lower than national average.
  • Utility rates 20% lower than the national average.

The State of Iowa brings notable advantages which cause Iowa to consistently rank as a state with one of the lowest costs of doing business in the nation. #2 Lowest Cost of Doing Business - Business Facilities, 2017.

Right-to-Work State

Iowa is a Right-to-Work State which means under Iowa law an employee cannot be required to join a union or pay dues or fees to any labor union, association or organization as a condition of employment.

Easy Access to Major Markets

We have an excellent transportation system. Franklin County straddles I-35 which gives you access to I-80 and I-90 and our central Midwest location provides efficient access to major markets throughout the country. Several commercial airports are within an hour's drive however locally corporate jets land at the Hampton Airport (HPT) which is adjacent to the industrial park. Runway dimensions: 4020 x 75 ft / 1225 x 23 m Jet A fuel available Pilot louge, 24/7 courtesy car, free wifi

Our Business Story

The business climate in Franklin County is friendly, active and one you could benefit from. By that we mean pro-business public policy, expansions of existing businesses, new businesses choosing Franklin County, workforce recruitment and training programs in place, tax abatement and tax credits, revolving loan funds including up to $2MM at 0% interest.

We are proud to be an ag-based community. Not only do we play a part in literally feeding the world but agriculture has been at the forefront of tremendous technological innovation. Innovation which began in the garages and offices of entrepreneurs has grown into companies recognized the world over. Sukup Manufacturing, Land O’Lakes, LeMar Industries and Seabee’s are in Franklin County and regionally you’ll find Larson, Cambrex, McKesson, Haig, IMT, Kraft and many others.

Why don't you join us? We'd love to have you.

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