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Is your business ready to expand?

Consider Pella, Iowa.

Pella, Iowa has an amazing tradition of entrepreneurs and is the home of world-class manufacturers.

We are a progressive and productive community that offers an impressive level of consumer traffic, an employee base with an exemplary work ethic, and an environment that is dedicated to economic development.

Good for Business

  • 40 minutes SE of Des Moines, Iowa
  • Median age: 33.3 (Iowa’s median age: 42.7)
  • Net workforce inflow: 2,139 employees
  • Marion County total laborforce: 16,986
  • Stage 4 companies (500+ employees) account for 21.3% of jobs in Marion County (contrast to 15.2% in Iowa and 16.9% in the U.S.)
  • Right-To-Work State

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Median Gross Rent:





High school graduate or higher


Bachelor’s degree or higher


High school graduation rate

Over 25

High schools’ average ACT scores

Home to two K–12 school systems and Central College

16 higher education institutions within 60 miles

Largest Lake in Iowa

(featuring trails, boating, camping, and more) located just minutes from Pella

Average Household Income in Pella:


Only 7.5% of all U.S. counties have a lower poverty rate than Marion County

Very safe community

(of 7,800 calls for service in 2014, <12% were crime related)



Best Schools for Your Real Estate Buck


CNN Money


Best Places to Live with the Quickest Commute

Population growth 6.53% since 2000

Good for Employees

Pella residents enjoy a great quality of life! Pella has excellent schools, a low cost of living, a state-of-the-art healthcare system, abundant parks and recreation opportunities, close proximity to metro areas and a distinct cultural identity. This makes Pella an easy place to attract and retain employees.

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