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 Center||700|
|West Liberty Foods||540|
|Mount Pleasant Community School District||350|
|Hearth & Home Technologies||300|
|CECO/NCI Building Systems||242|
|Henry County Health Center||230|
|Mount Pleasant Correctional Facility||229|
|Mackay Mitchell Envelopes||206|
|Walmart Super Center||155|
|Iowa Wesleyan University||122|