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      Osage, St. Ansgar, Riceville, Stacyville, Carpenter,

      Mitchell, Orchard, Little Cedar & New Haven.







Mitchell County Designated

as Home Base Iowa County

The Mitchell County Economic Development Commission (MCEDC) thanks our Veterans for their service to our Country and we welcome you to explore our county and discover all the advantages that Mitchell County offers; all while being a  great place to live, work, play and raise a family!

The Mitchell County Advantage!

Mitchell County is known for its historic and busy downtown communities, shopping, industry, and so much more. Mitchell County is home to three community school districts, all with outstanding reputations in both academics and sports. While Mitchell County may not be home to the "Big City Lights" we have all the advantages of the big city within a safe and beautiful rural setting. Still want to experience the "Big City"...all it takes is a short two hour drive to both Des Moines, IA or Minneapolis, MN.


Local Incentive Package

We have a variety of opportunities for our Veterans to work here and live here. As a Veteran and as part of the Home Base Iowa initiative, Mitchell County will GRANT you an additional $1,000 in down payment assistance towards a purchase of a home in Mitchell County or the City of Riceville  if you choose employment in Mitchell County with one of our Mitchell County Home Base Iowa Businesses, and Finance your new home through one of our Mitchell County Banks.


Additional Veteran Incentives:

       - Cedar River Complex offer 10% Discount to All Veterans.


Home Base Iowa Businesses

Below is a list of our participating Home Base Iowa Businesses:

Mitchell County                               Fox River Mills

RR Donnelley / TOPS                     Valent BioSciences Corporation

LR Falk Construction                      Mitchell County Regional Health Center

MOM Brands                                  Grain Millers, Inc.

Absolute Energy                              Heartland Power Cooperative

Artik/OEM                                      Renee's Loving Care, Inc.


Community Support

We are Incredibly Thankful to have the support of our communities for this worthwhile initiative. Special Thanks goes out to Shop on State, The Foundation for the Enhancement of Mitchell County, Mitchell County, Our Mitchell County Banking Community, and especially to our American Veterans! This is just one small way we are able to say THANK YOU for your time and dedication to serve our country!






Ranked in the Top 15 Best Places to Live in the Midwest by Progressive Farmer magazine, Mitchell County, Iowa is an ENTERPRISING, RURAL-BASED county with many urban AMENITIES. Centrally located between major Midwest metro areas, Mitchell County contains the developed INFRASTRUCTURES of industrial parks, rail, energy, technology systems and highways

developers are looking for, without compromising the many COMFORTS and advantages a rural community offers.






Mitchell County Economic Development Commission  .  509 State Street  .  Osage, Iowa 50461  .  641-732-4790  .