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Forest City Economic Development
145 S. Clark Street
PO Box 306
Forest City, IA 50436
Office: (641) 585-5560

Welcome to Forest City, where opportunities abound for businesses seeking to flourish in the heart of the Midwest. Whether you’re a foreign investor eyeing the U.S. market, a manufacturing enterprise exploring onshoring options, a distribution company in need of a strategic hub, or a high-tech firm seeking cost-effective solutions, Forest City has much to offer. Our commercial sites are readily available, with competitive property costs and a slew of financial incentives to sweeten the deal. With affordable energy options and a skilled workforce at your fingertips, coupled with our prime location along the bustling I-35 corridor, setting up shop here is a strategic move towards success.

But it’s not just about big businesses; Forest City has long been a nurturing ground for entrepreneurs and startups, with a rich history of success stories spanning from our agricultural roots to the thriving manufacturing and technology sectors of today. Our advantageous geographic location, coupled with a skilled workforce, favorable tax environment, and consistent regulatory policies, makes Forest City an attractive destination for businesses of all sizes and backgrounds.

At Forest City Economic Development, we’re dedicated to supporting the growth and expansion of businesses across our vibrant community. Whether you’re an established enterprise looking to scale up or a budding startup in need of guidance, we’re here to assist. From navigating financial and tax incentives to providing tailored support for your specific needs, our goal is to foster economic growth and job creation within our region. Reach out to Beth at 641-585-5560 or to explore how we can help propel your business forward.