Workforce Programs

Iowa Economic Development Authority: Business Development

Iowa is a great place to do business. Manufacturing is strong, and the financial services sector is thriving. In a state with world-renowned research institutions and robust innovation, Iowa bioscience companies are at the forefront of breakthroughs in plant, animal and human bioscience industries. Iowa is a right to work state with a low cost of doing business. The state’s success may be partially because Iowa has a business climate that consistently ranks among the best in the nation. Or, it could be the legendary Midwestern work ethic, the abundant raw materials or access to markets that makes companies prosper.


Beth Balzer

Iowa Economic Development Authority

Phone: 515.725.3000

Category: Workforce, County, Iowa State Incentives

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The High Quality New Jobs Program provides a series of investment tax credits, sales tax refunds, research and development credits and property tax abatements based on a graduated scale of capital investment and job creation. Qualifying jobs must provide combined compensation and benefits equal t... Learn More
The Iowa New Jobs Training Program provides customized classroom instruction, on-the-job training and other training activities for employees in newly created jobs. The program includes: Screening, skills assessment and testing Travel for new employees to training anywhere in the world On-the-job training reimbursement of 50 percent of th... Learn More
Iowa's unique job-training programs can provide any training services required by a business for new employees. The Iowa New Jobs Training program provides funds for: Screening, skills assessment and testing. Travel for new employees to training, anywhere in the world. On-the-job training reimbursement of 50% of the ne... Learn More
Businesses entering into an agreement under the state's jobs training program and increasing their work force by at least 10% may qualify for this credit on their Iowa corporate income tax. The credit for 2007 is $1,320 per new employee. The tax credit can b... Learn More