Economic Development

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.

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 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.

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.

Waukon Economic Development 101 West Main, Waukon, IA

Contact: Ardie Kuhse

Phone: 563.568.2624 or 800.824.1424 • Fax: 563.568.6990


Hours: Monday - Friday 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Waukon Works

A project with Iowa State University

Just like many communities throughout the state of Iowa and the nation, Waukon, Iowa, is facing a variety of socio-economic and demographic challenges. To adapt to the changing economic and cultural climate, communities are working on a variety of initiatives to build economic, cultural, human and social capital. While the issues are specific to each community, the broad goal is to create vibrant and attractive communities that continue to provide economic opportunities and a good quality of life to its residents.

Through the Communities to Community (C2C) program, the ISU Community and Economic Development program is working with Waukon to identify its assets and capacity and create a vision and action plan for long-term economic growth and development.

The visioning process in Waukon consists of a number of facets, including community analyses—economic base study, retail trade analysis, and demographic profile; public input gathering through focus groups, a survey, and neighborhood meetings; and community design.

Waukon Vision Study

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.