Placing your industry in Waukon has all the business advantages of relocating in Iowa with an additional abundance of natural beauty, recreation and leisure activities. Waukon also has an excellent education system, access to health and other quality community services.
The Economic Development office is a key part of the City's efforts to develop all of the City's economic potentialities. Economic Development can provide data upon request, act as a resource referral network, and support the business community's efforts to create a vibrant economy.
The Waukon Industrial Park is 108 acres owned by the Waukon Economic Development Corporation. The park is located between State Highways 76 and 9. It has varied size lots available. It is located near a city-owned recreational park, with trails available to bike or hike during employee lunch hours as well as a newly constructed Aquatic Center. For more detailed information contact the Waukon Economic Development office at 563-568-2624 or click on the link below.
The Economic Development office offers significant incentive packages and works with local, regional, state and federal grants and low interest loans to assist businesses in expanding and relocating. Tax Increment Financing and Economic Development Grants are offered to industrial businesses relocating or expanding as well. These programs are based on the jobs created and the total cost of the project. Contact the Economic development office for more information on these programs at 563-568-2624.
The Smokefree Air Act was signed into law by Governor Chet Culver on April 15, 2008. The law went into effect on July 1, 2008. Smoking is regulated in public places, places of employment, and certain outdoor areas. The Smokefree Air Act outlines areas where smoking is prohibited, areas where smoking is not regulated, enforcement details, and scheduled penalties for persons and businesses that violate the law. For more information, please see the following website.
No registration of a business is needed in Allamakee County, but we advise that you register your business for a trade name at the Recorder's Office in the Allamakee County Courthouse at 110 Allamakee Street, Waukon or please see the attached file. The form also needs to be signed in front of a notary before recording and the recording fee is $7.00.
The Iowa Department of Economic Development (IDED) has created the Business License Information Center (BLIC) as a clearinghouse of resources to aid in finding the information you need on licenses and permits required for new and expanding businesses and those businesses supported by licensed occupations. Please click the following website for more information.
If you have any questions about programs, events, business seminars or general information about the city or county, please feel free to contact us at anytime. In addition, if you have any ideas or suggestions on how we can work to better serve you, we encourage you to give us a call. We are always working hard to improve upon the quality of service that we provide to our business community.
Allamakee County Economic Development
101 West Main, Waukon, IA
Contact: Laura Olson
Phone: 563.568.2624 or 800.824.1424 • Fax: 563.568.6990
Hours: Monday - Friday 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
The Waukon Vision Study aimed to identify civic needs and wants. This study focused on concerns that were identified during three separate visioning workshops to create a vision for the future. This master plan was presented to the community to receive feedback. Any feedback that was received was incorporated and presented, and 107 different ideas were collected. The three major themes developed include: Connections, Architectural Heritage and Natural Attractions.