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Invest in Marion, Iowa

Compare Iowa to Other States

Considering Iowa? Compare how Iowa stacks up with other states in areas such as utilities pricing, corporate income tax, crime rate, and home values. We think you'll find Iowa quite attractive!

Grow Your Business in Marion, Iowa

Iowa has a robust database of sites and locations for companies looking to expand or relocate. We look forward to assisting you with finding the perfect site or location for your next business expansion. Start by searching through a variety of options to suite your needs.

Business Thrives Here

If you think Iowa is about corn, you're right. It's our gold, our oil! It helps fuel an economy that's robust and growing. If, however, you think Iowa is all agriculture, you're wrong. Much of what you know about Iowa is true. It's what you don't know about Iowa that will put us in contention for your business.

Iowa is a right-to-work state. Our cost of living is below the national average. That keeps costs low and helps your business be more profitable.

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.

Local Property Tax Rates

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City of Marion $14.22   /$1,000 of valuation
Marion Independent School District* $17.92
Linn-Mar School District* $18.02
Linn County $  5.84
Kirkwood Community College $    .25
Misc. Levies $    .34
Consolidated Tax Levy $39.59 - $39.64

* Actual consolidated levy depends on the school district your project is located

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