Home Base Iowa
Marion, Iowa, located in the Cedar Rapids Iowa City 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 from outside of Linn County 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.
Click below for a listing of career opportunities in Marion. Military personnel can filter for jobs based on military title as well.
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.