Greater Burlington Partnership
West Burlington
West Burlington, Iowa

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Business Advantages

Not only is Greater Burlington strategically positioned with great infrastructure and a skilled workforce, but we also have a favorable business climate too.  Here is a breakdown of some of our business advantages, as well as advantages you'll get by locating in Iowa.

Skilled Workforce

Greater Burlington draws from a laborshed of more than 125,000 and is located in a four county region that includes Des Moines, Louisa, Henry and Lee Counties (Great River Region), boasting more than 262,000 total workers.

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Available Buildings & Sites

Greater Burlington has available buildings that can serve the needs of many industries from manufacturing to call centers.  We also have available sites that range from just a couple acres in size to more than 895 acres - many of which are development ready.  

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Greater Burlington is one of Iowa's prime locations for multi-modal transportation infrastructure, including rail spurs and storage tracks, short line rail operators, rail to barge facilities, barge to rail terminals and four lane highways.

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Cost of Living

Greater Burlington's low cost of living is 9% below the national average.  This benefits your employees and your bottom line.

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Job Training

The location of Southeastern Community College in Greater Burlington in combination with Iowa's New Jobs Training Program (260E) translate into a huge win for your company.  You'll have access to customized job training programs that are no to low cost.

Learn more about our Incentives & Financing.

Iowa Business Advantages

According to CNBC's 2012 State Comparison Report, Iowa has the 2nd lowest cost of doing business.  The following are some of the reasons locating in Iowa can be your business advantage:

  • Right to Work State
  • Payroll Costs 14% Below National Average
  • 11% Low Worker's Compensation Premiums
  • 18% Lower Construction Costs
  • 15% Lower Rental Costs

Explore more Iowa Business Advantages or use the 50 States Comparison Tool to compare Iowa with other states.

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