Businesses relocating or expanding in Pottawattamie County may be eligible for specific tax and financial incentives offered by the State of Iowa, the county and/or local community. Harrison County Development Corporation is prepared to assist you in coordinating a custom, aggressive incentives package based on your particular growth needs.
Iowa Tax Advantages
Corporate Income Tax
(An Iowa manufacturer selling all its products outside Iowa pays no Iowa corporate income tax.)
Unemployment Insurance Rate
Iowa has the lowest new employer unemployment insurance rate in the nation. The rate for all non-construction business is 1% for a three–year period until an experience rating is established. Iowa offers a zero rate for good experience; approximately 45% of Iowa employers are at a zero rate.
For more information on Iowa’s tax advantages, visit the Iowa Economic Development Authority website.
Iowa Western Community College Entreprenurial Training Center provides Fast Trac® business planning and training for entrepreneurs.
Local and State Financial Incentives
County and Local Communities Incentives
Tax Increment Financing–City councils or boards of supervisors may use the property taxes resulting from the increase in taxable valuation caused by the construction of new industrial or commercial facilities to provide economic development incentives to a business.
How It Works
State of Iowa Incentives
The Iowa Values Fund (IVF) is the state’s premier 10–year economic development program designed to transform Iowa’s economy by creating high quality jobs through business development and expansion across Iowa. With a $35 million dollar annual appropriation for business development and marketing, the IVF assists Iowa companies to expand, as well as attract new businesses to the state. A variety of business development programs are available through the Iowa Values Fund. To learn more, visit the Iowa Economic Development Authority website.
Financial Assistance for Starting–Up a Business
Funds may be available from state–sponsored programs including:
To learn more about financial resources for start-up businesses, visit the Iowa Economic Development Authority website.
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