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Iowa South Has Room to Breathe

By Cindy Sanders on January 5, 2021

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Welcome to Iowa South – a cooperative collection of community stakeholders focused on expanding the regional economy by helping you find the room to live, work, thrive and grow. Every city in the 10-county area offers unique communities rich in character and culture. 

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The region is the perfect blend of small-town charm with a bit of downtown bustle. Sure there’s 4-H and county fairs, but there’s also fiber optic internet and multinational corporations. Iowa South’s robust  $12.5 billion economy is fueled by diverse industries ranging from engineering, manufacturing, transportation and technology to agriculture, education, health care and finance. All companies featured in these pages are hiring.

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What sets Iowa South apart is the focus on a work/life balance that supports career success without sacrificing quality of life. Here, it’s possible to enjoy miles of trails and green space, family-friendly activities, great restaurants and cultural diversity alongside good jobs with competitive wages … and do it all with really easy commute times. And the low cost of living affords residents the opportunity to live BIG where there’s room to breathe.

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We invite you to discover a way of life that matches your interest and needs by offering urban opportunities in a hometown setting where neighbors know your name. Come see what makes Iowa South so special.

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