BUSINESS & INDUSTRY

THE REASON FOR OUR SUCCESS

GREAT LOCATION, GREAT INFRASTRUCTURE, GREAT SAVINGS and GREAT PEOPLE.

Conveniently located on Highways 34 & 218, we are truly the crossroads of the Midwest, Henry County is ideally positioned within a day’s haul of every major Midwest market: Chicago, Saint Louis, Indianapolis, Minneapolis/Saint Paul, Kansas City, Des Moines, and Omaha.

U.S. highway 34, a new four-lane thoroughfare, connects Henry County and Mount Pleasant to Des Moines to the west and Interstate 74 to the east, U.S. Highway 218/27, better known as the Avenue of the Saints, links Saint Louis, Missouri to Saint Paul, Minnesota through Henry County and Mount Pleasant. The four-lane highway got its name from Ernie Hayes, a Mount Pleasant benefactor who envisioned the route and lobbied hard for its construction. Interstate 80 intersects the highway just 50 miles north of Mount Pleasant

Iowa is routinely ranked among the lowest cost states for businesses in the nation. The advantages are even greater in Mount Pleasant and Henry County, thanks to affordable utility rates, fair property tax levies, below average wages and the absence of union activity. One of Henry County’s most important advantages cannot be quantified, only experienced. Our community leaders respect private enterprise. In Henry County, government and business are not adversaries, but partners.

Company/Organization# of Employees
Walmart Distribution Center700
West Liberty Foods540
Innovairre460
Mount Pleasant Community School District350
Hearth & Home Technologies300
Continental Contitech285
CECO/NCI Building Systems242
Henry County Health Center230
Mount Pleasant Correctional Facility229
Mackay Mitchell Envelopes206
Lomont Molding161
Walmart Super Center155
Iowa Wesleyan University122
Eichelberger Farms98
Jabil90

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