Glenwood is located 15 miles south of the nation’s crossroads where Interstates 29 & 80 meet within the Omaha/Council Bluffs Metropolitan Region.  At I-29 exit 35 where four lane US 34 and Interstate 29 meet, US Highway 34 takes you through the beautiful loess hills into Glenwood. The Glenwood Lake Park, Davies Amphitheater, the beautiful Glenwood Town Square, new Glenwood Aquatic Center, and YMCA all set within this Mills County seat community. The community is home to growing businesses like the Keg Creek Brewing Company, Bodega Victoria, The Buck Snort Restaurant, and many other prospering businesses and attractions while also setting just minutes from Offutt/SAC Airforce Base.  Glenwood truly offers families and businesses a great mix of small town values and a close proximity to the metropolitan area. Glenwood and the surrounding rural countryside provides a safe and enjoyable atmosphere where families and businesses thrive.

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The beautiful, historic town square of Glenwood defines the pride of this unique community. Although the central business district remains the focus of civic and commercial life in the community, recent expansions have brought new residential and business opportunities throughout the community and surrounding region. The historic courthouse square acts as a nucleus for the growth within all of Mills County. Glenwood is a service and human service community with large numbers of governmental jobs, services, along with a mix of small business. The largest employer is the Glenwood Resource Center offering specialty services to clients from a broad surrounding region. Known as a bedroom community having excellent schools and the services most families want and need, Glenwood’s proximity to the Omaha/Council Bluffs metro area offers families and businesses just about everything they need for success.

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Location Nestled in the Southwest corner of Iowa between the east and west branches of the Nishnabotna River, the community of Emerson typifies the small town atmosphere and work ethics of the Midwest. With a population of 438, Emerson is located in Eastern Mills County at the interchange of US Highways 34 & 59.  The vibrant rural community sets approximately 35 miles southeast of the Omaha/Council Bluffs metropolitan area and 20 miles east of Interstate 29.  Business Climate Emerson provides a small town atmosphere for individuals who work in the Omaha/Council Bluffs , Shenandoah, and Red Oak areas. Home to one of Iowa’s largest regional telecommunications providers Chat Mobility, the community supports several local businesses while providing employment opportunities and a climate conducive to thriving business and great family values. ...Learn More »


Glenwood is the county seat of Mills County, Iowa USA.  The community has a population of 5,358 with an additional 3,000 living just beyond the city limits in the contiguous unincorporated area of Mills County.  The community is a dynamic welcoming community for work and play while offering a beautiful setting within the internationally known Loess Hills. The community is passionate about public safety, quality schools, profitable business climate, and a welcoming community attitude towards new citizens and businesses.  With great festivals like Blues, Brews, & BBQ on the 4th of July and Oktoberfest in the Fall, Glenwood knows how to have fun while promoting the arts and entertainment.  For additional infomration go to and or call the Mills County Economic Development Foundation at 712-302-7010 The community is passionate about public safety, quality schools, profitable business climate, and a welcoming community attitude towards new citizens and businesses.  With great festivals like...Learn More »


Location The rural community of Hastings is located at the junction of M16 (360th Street) and Highway 34 east in Mills County, IA. The City of Hastings is 6 miles east of the City of Malvern and sets along the Burlington Northern Sante Fe mainline. Business Climate Hastings is a bedroom community for those seeking a peaceful rural setting close to the metropolitan area and surrounding communities of Glenwood, Malvern, and Shenandoah.  The majority of citizens seek employment in neighboring Red Oak, Shenandoah, Glenwood and the Omaha/Council Bluffs Metrpolitan Area. ...Learn More »


Location The City of Henderson is located in the Northeastern corner of Mills County 23 miles east and north of the Interstate 29 & US Highway 34 interchange. Business Climate Henderson’s infrastructure and public services are well situated for the residential and business needs of the community. A new community center and library are the most recent additions to this town. ...Learn More »


Location The City of Malvern is located in South Central Mills County. Malvern is 22 minutes southeast of the Omaha/Council Bluffs Metropolitan Area and just 15 minutes from Offutt/SAC Airforce Base. Business Climate The City of Malvern is one of Iowa’s premier small towns offering the best of quality family life along with the right mix for vibrant and successful business climate.   This community has a positive vision and a can do attitude! The pro-growth leadership has resulted in a business community offering the best in restaurants and entertainment along with a great mix of professional services and specialty shops and attractions. The Classic Cafe, Mulholland Grocery, and Moreau’s Backerei draw patrons and visitors from well over 70 miles away.  If quality foods and dining experiences are what you seek, look no further as Malvern is a happening place!  Add a bicycle ride or hike along Iowa’s oldest and most beautiful trail -...Learn More »

Mills County

Why Mills County? We understand the need for a positive ROI High growth area with projections of over 1 million by 2023 World class transportation access via multiple modes Master planned development sites ready for growth Families have safe opportunities for fun and growth Overview Mills County is located in Southwest Iowa. The county is bordered by the Missouri River and the Omaha, Nebraska metropolitan area on the west, Pottawattamie County to the north, Montgomery County to the east, and Fremont County  the south. The beautiful Loess Hills run through the western part of the county. Interstate 29 and Highway 34 intersect near Glenwood and Pacific Junction. Approximately 11,000 of the 15,021 population live within the western section of the county. To learn more about Mills County please visit: Glenwood Area Chamber of Commerce Glenwood Community School District  East Mills School District Mills County Tourism  Malvern Area Betterment Association (MABA)    Lewis Central School District Fremont-Mills School District Statistics The average daily...Learn More »


Location Mineola is located at the junction of old Highway 275 and East Barrus Road, 4 miles northeast of Glenwood in Mills County, Iowa. Business Climate Mineola is an unincorporated town in the beautiful Loess Hills of Mills County. Nationally known for their “Taco Ride” each week as bicyclist ride into town on the beautiful Wabash Trace Nature Trail to enjoy locally fresh tacos and a cold beverage of their choice.  The famous “Taco Rides” were featured by Tyson Foods in a commercial promoting the destination along the world renowned Wabash Trace Nature Trail that runs from the Omaha/Council Bluffs mtro through Mills County for a total of 63 miles before terminating in Blanchard, Iowa.  Tobey Jack’s Steak House is the local hot spot for food and fun attracting hundreds of patrons each Thursday evening for their Taco Night. ...Learn More »

Pacific Junction

Location Pacific Junction is a thriving small community located within the I-29 corridor in West Central Mills County. The community is located approximately 17 miles south of the Omaha/Council Bluffs Metropolitan Area and sets next to the 5600 acre Mills County I-29/US 34 Master Planned Business Park. The 5600 master planned business park offers companies with infrastructure and sites suitable for a mix of commercial, light manufacturing, and logistics oriented businesses. Business Climate Pacific Junction is a small, residential community, with an agriculture and industrial economy. It is the crossroads of rail in Mills County. A Pacific Junction address includes several regionally and nationally known businesses such as Loess Hills Harley-Davidson, Agri-Vision Incorporated, Siouxland Trailer Sales, Bluff View Motel, Lincoln Oil/BP Station and Café, and a recently announced Love’s Travel Center. ...Learn More »

Silver City

Location Silver City is located in North Central Mills County on County Road L55. The City is approximately 25 miles southeast of the Omaha/ Council Bluffs Metropolitan Area and is tucked away in the beautiful scenic loess hills. Silver City can be reached from Highway 92, eight miles to the north on County L55 or US Highway 34, six miles to the south of L55. Business Climate The Wabash Trace Nature Trail passes through the community where bicyclists enjoy scenic parks, churches, restaurant, and specialty foods such as Poppin’ Pickles a locally produced gourmet pickle producer.  An aronia berry processing business is new to the area as well as several local wineries offering visitors a unique get away from the hustle and bustle of the city. ...Learn More »


The community of Tabor sets in the heart of Southwest Iowa's historic Loess Hills.  Rich in tradition with quality schools, strong business community, and positive governmental support and investment in its future, the City of Tabor, Iowa USA is poised for continued growth.  The community welcomes visitors, new families, and businesses with open arms and policies conducive to new investment.  For additional information contact the Mills County Economic Development Foundation at 712-302-7010 or visit More »