Our Community & Region

Business thrives in Marion and in the state of Iowa. We are a progressive community in a right to work state, centrally located with access to major markets across the country and world. 

Although we are a community of 38,000+ you will find products manufactured in Marion in 70 countries around the globe. Marion is a great place to operate a business and raise a family, and we're not the only ones that think that!  

See what other people are saying about Marion and Iowa!

Community Accolades:

  • Ranked 20th Best Small City in America
    (WalletHub, 2015)
  • 2015 Healthy Iowa Award for Large Cities
    (Iowa Healthiest State Initiative)  
  • Ranked in Top 100 Best Small Cities in America
    (NerdWallet, 2015) 
  • Named among the Top 10 'Most Livable' Small Cities in America 
    (AARP, 2015) 
  • Named a Top Ten City for Homeownership in Iowa
    (NerdWallet, 2014)
  • One of the Top Ten Safest Cities in Iowa
    (Motovo, 2014)
  • There are 19,500 cities and towns in the U.S. and 3,500 counties. Marion is recognized as a Top Ten Town for Family in the United States
    (Family Circle Magazine, 2013)

Iowa Advantages:

Iowa Corporate Income Tax

Iowa's single-factor, non-unitary tax is based only on the percentage of total sales income within the state - an Iowa manufacturer selling all its products outside Iowa would pay no Iowa corporate income tax. Iowa allows 50 percent deductibility of federal taxes from Iowa corporate income tax.

Friendly Tax Climate

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