Home Base Iowa

Iowa's Community for Family and Business

Marion, Iowa, located in Iowa's Creative Corridor, is proud to be a partner with the state of Iowa and the Home Base Iowa initiative. We recognize and applaud Iowa's commitment to veterans and their families. We invite you to visit and explore Marion and discover why it is the best community in Iowa to grow a family and a business!

Home Base Iowa is a one-of-a-kind program assisting veterans and transitioning service members. The HBI program helps connect Iowa businesses with qualified veterans looking for career opportunities, specifically in semi-skilled and skilled positions. 

Iowa has much to offer veterans and transitioning service members -- including no state taxes on military pension and veteran hiring preference, which allows veterans preferential treatment in hiring decisions for both public and private organizations. Additionally, Iowa provides $5,000 for down payment or closing costs of a home through the Iowa Finance Authority Military Homeownership Assistance Program. The state also provides in-state tuition rates for veterans and their dependents.

CLICK HERE to learn more about state assistance.

Local Incentive Package

Marion is the top place in Iowa to raise a family and grow a business. Veteran's moving to Marion through the Home Base Iowa initiative qualify for the following local incentives, in addition to the incentives offered through the State of Iowa. 

  • Water hookup fee is waived for new residents courtesy of the Marion Water Department 
  • Membership application fee waived and two months of a free family membership to the Marion YMCA 
  • Free recycle bin courtesy of the Marion Public Service Department
  • Voucher towards any recreational programs or services courtesy of the Marion Parks & Rec Department 
  • Preferred rate for a night's stay at the Best Western Longbranch when visiting for a job interview

If you are a veteran interested in receiving local incentives through the Home Base Iowa program, please click HERE.

Career Opportunities

Click below for a listing of career opportunities in Marion. Military personnel can filter for jobs based on military title as well. 

Career Opportunities  

Marion's Home Base Iowa Businesses

The following employers have signed on to be Home Base Iowa Businesses by pledging their commitment to hire veterans. 

Abode Construction Alliant Energy APC Emmert
Arnold Motor Supply Bank of the West Barnes Manufacturing
Bentley Manufacturing BestWestern PLUS Longbranch Hotel Big Behr Design Co. 
Boyens Machining Carpet King Carpet One  Casey's General Store
Cedar Rapids Tire  City of Marion Collins Community Credit Union
Consumers Supply Distributing  Culligan of Marion Culvers Lawn & Landscape 
Expediated Worldwide Solutions  Fareway Stores Farmers State Bank
Fosters Heating & Air Conditioning Freund-Vector Corp. Garment Designs, Inc.
Gilcrest/Jewett Lumber Company Goodwill of the Heartland  Hames Manufactured Homes
Hanna Plumbing & Heating Hardwood Technologies Hawkeye Auto
Home Choice Senior Care  Horn Automotive Hubbell's Auto Repair
Hy-Vee Involta Jym Bag Company
Kasik Tax & Accounting Kirby's Automotive  Klingler Paint and Decoration 
Legacy Manufacturing LimoLink Linco Water Services
Linn-Mar Community Schools Marion Chamber of Commerce Marion Economic Development Corp.
Marion Independent Schools   Marion Process Solutions Martin Gardner Architecture
Mercy Care Marion Metro Transmission  MidAmerican Energy 
Northway Well & Pump Ohnward Bank & Trust Co. Pate Asphalt
Principal Financial Group Q Dogs BBQ Quinn Equipment Storage
R & R Dudak, Inc. ReVosWel Truss & Lumber  Star Appliance
Sudz Express Car Wash Uncle Stan's Military Surplus UnityPoint Health
Wade's Collision  Wells Fargo Zimmerman Houdek Used Car