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Starting a New Business in Iowa

If you are planning to start a new business in Iowa, your first priority is location. The location for any business is anIowa is the place to start your new business important part of the business' success. Ashwood Business Park in Carroll, Iowa is the ideal location for your new business. It is easily accessible and located near other businesses that draw clientele. Our lots are sewer ready, water ready, and internet ready. Once you decide to build your new business, these lots are ready for you.

The developers of Ashwood Business Park have planned it out carefully. It is located on a bypass, so your business traffic won't be affected at rush hour. Also, the Arthur N. Neu Municipal Airport is close by giving your customers and clients easy access to your business.

Starting a new business in Iowa has many advantages. Iowa has the lowest cost of doing business in the United States. Iowa is centrally located and has an abundance of transportation options which makes the state a quick and easy place for a business to distribute its products. Some of the transportation options are:

  • Interstate highways - I35, I-80 and I29 which offer coast-to-coast access in the United States
  • Iowa has 4,000 miles of rail track operated by 19 railroad companies
  • More than 175 million pounds of cargo is transported through Iowa's airports
  • There are 60 barge terminals - 55 on the Mississippi River and 5 on the Missouri River

Another advantage for starting your new business in Iowa, the construction cost is 14% below the U.S. average. The state of Iowa also has business-minded tax incentives. This includes:

  • Iowa's tax is based only on the percentage of total sale income
  • 50% deductibility of federal taxes from Iowa corporate income
  • Iowa corporate income tax may be reduced or eliminated by state tax credit programs
  • No personal property tax for corporate inventories of goods-in-process
  • No property tax on industrial machinery, equipment or computers
  • No sales or use tax on purchases of industrial machinery, equipment, or computers used for manufacturing or to process data by insurance companies, financial institutions, or certain commercial enterprises
  • No sales tax on materials used in manufacturing process or purchases of electricity or natural gas used in the manufacturing process

The strength of a companies workforce is one of the keys to a successful business. Iowa consistently provides a smart, productive workforce due to the combination of Midwest work ethic and a leading education system. All of this contributes to the success of a business.

For all of these reasons, Iowa and Ashwood Business Park is the ideal location to start  your new business. Contact us if you would like more information. Our goal is to make your new business in Iowa a smooth one. Don't hesitate, contact us today!


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