Community & Region

Marion ICR Together-01.pngBusiness thrives in Marion and in the state of Iowa. We are a progressive community located in ICR. We are a right to work state, centrally located with access to major markets across the country and world. 

As a community of 38,000+ you will find products manufactured in Marion in 70 countries around the globe. Marion is the best place in Iowa to grow 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)

Regional Stats & Data

The Iowa Advantage