Creating an exceptional business environment

MEDCO 3C Std Logo.pngThe Marion Economic Development Corporation was incorporated in 1984 by a group of local visionaries who supported a growing business environment for the community. They recognized that in order for the community to thrive, it would be best if local business owners and investors provided leadership and support to direct strategic local development efforts.

Why Do We Exist?

We exist to create an exceptional business environment for companies to compete & thrive

How Do We Behave?

We behave by being:

  • Trustworthy - Deliver on all promises
  • Professional - Exceed Expectations
  • Passion to Win - Always All In
  • Champions - Marion First

What Do We Do?

We lead economic development in Marion.

How Will We Succeed?

We will succeed by:

  • Being the leader in forging new partnerships while deepening existing ones
  • Proactively telling the MEDCO story while championing Marion’s brand promise
  • Identifying & leveraging both the internal and external resource base to optimize engagement


Our Address:
Marion Economic Development Corporation
1225 6th Avenue, Suite 100
Marion, Iowa 52302

Our Partners

MEDCO works with a number of organizations locally to further the goal of making Marion and Iowa's Creative Corridor the premiere place to live, work, and operate a business.

City of Marion
1225 6th Ave.
Marion, Iowa 52302


City of Marion

Cedar Rapids Metro Economic Alliance
501 First St. SE
Cedar Rapids, Iowa


Economic Alliance

Marion Chamber of Commerce
1225 6th Avenue, Suite 100
Marion, Iowa


Marion Chamber of Commerce

Iowa Economic Development Authority
200 East Grand Avenue
Des Moines, Iowa 50309



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