- Economic Development
Why Jasper County?
How could your company benefit by relocating or expanding in the Jasper County area? Our central location, our abundant workforce and available buildings and sites are just the beginning...
Jasper County is located on Interstate 80 and just half an hour east of Interstate 35. We offer a variety of sites, some with direct interstate frontage, some with rail service, and all within twenty minutes of Newton's all-weather, ILS-equipped municipal airport, and 40 minutes to commercial passenger and freight service in Des Moines. Most of our sites are within existing Tax Increment Financing (TIF) districts and offer special incentives through TIF or tax exemptions.
On a larger scale, the State if Iowa offers many advantages for doing business here:
*No sales tax on process electricity or natural gas
*Very competitive unemployment insurance rates
*No corporate income tax of profits from sales outside of Iowa
*Property tax exemptions on new manufacturing and distribution facilities
*Flexible job-training programs for new and current employees
*No personal property or inventory tax
*No property tax on manufacturing machinery, equipment, or computers
*Direct financial assistance for job creation and new capital investment.