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Iowa has one of the most business friendly tax climate in the nation.  Coupled with the cost effective, highly skilled workforce and low cost of doing business, Fort Dodge is a strategic choice when choosing a place to expand or establish a new facility.

Growing Greater Fort Dodge 

2013 Growing Greater Fort Dodge - Annual Report

The Greater Fort Dodge area continued to grow and flourish with constant economic growth and progress in 2013 from an influx of new restaurants, hotels and retail. Planning has also continued in the community development areas concerning a new recreation center, crosstown connector and other image related programs.

Iowa’s Crossroads of Global Innovation is close to becoming one of only four certified sites in Iowa. Community collaboration continues to improve, as the unemployment rate dropped from 6.7% to 5.4% in just a years time. With continued growth in our primary sector, the future of Webster County and the Greater Fort Dodge Area is looking very bright.

However, economic stability and growth of any area depends on the success of its existing employers. This report comprises the second year of this report. The report is a product of our retention program in which the Greater Fort Dodge Growth Alliance, City of Fort Dodge and MidAmerican Energy have partnered to develop.