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Economic Development


The City of Pocahontas has a wide variety of Economic Development Assistance packages available. Besides being able to tap into programs offered by the Iowa Department of Economic Development, the City of Pocahontas offers tax abatement and low interest loans to new businesses. In addition, the City of Pocahontas is located in an Enterprise Zone which provides the following for new industry: new jobs credit for withholding of 1.5%; sales, service, and use tax refunds; investment tax credit of 10%; research activities credit of 13%; and property tax abatement. The City offers tax abatement, TIF financing, low or no interest loans, and other incentives. Industrial and commercial sites are available including a 75-acre industrial park. The City of Pocahontas has a municipal electric utility which provides electric rates among the lowest in the state of Iowa. Water, wastewater, and solid waste collection services are provided by the city. Industrial and commercial sites are available.

The City of Pocahontas also offers high speed Fiber technologies! The cost of starting and doing business in Pocahontas is inexpensive! If you are interested in starting a new business and/or expanding an existing business, we encourage you to highly consider us! Come meet with us, to go over some exceptional incentives! 

In accordance with Federal Law and US Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, and where applicable, sex, marital status, familial status, parental status, religion, sexual orientation, genetic information, political beliefs, reprisal, or because all or part of an individual’s income is derived from any public assistance program. (Not all prohibited bases apply to all programs.)

To file a complaint of discrimination write to USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, DC 20250-9410 or call 800-795-3272 (voice) or (202)720-6382 (TDD). USDA is an equal opportunity lender, provider and employer.



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For more information please contact:

City of Pocahontas
Eric List
23 West Elm Avenue
P.O. Box 69 Pocahontas, IA 50574
(712) 335-4841
(712) 335-4482 fax
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