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


Forest City Development was established in April 1956 by the Chamber of Commerce to attract industry to Forest City. The jobs created by new companies would replace the numbers of farm families who were being reduced as the size of farms increased. One of its first projects was the formation of Modernistic Industries, Inc. which manufactured travel trailers. This company later became Winnebago Industries Inc.

In November 30, 2001, Forest City Development transferred its assets to Forest City Economic Development Inc., a not-for-profit corporation. Major employers include: Winnebago Industries, 3M Distribution, Waldorf University, Mosaic, Forest City Community School, CDI, MBT Bank, & Titonka Savings Bank.