Welcome to Greene County Iowa

Welcome to www.GreeneCountyIowa.org, hosted by Greene County Chamber & Development for members, residents, and all who want to learn more about Greene County, Iowa.

Greene County is located in west central Iowa 45 minutes west of Ames on US Highway 30 or about an hour's drive northwest of Des Moines. The city of Jefferson, with a population of about 4,400 people, is the county seat and a hub for businesses and services for the surrounding towns of Cooper, Churdan, Dana, Grand Junction, Paton, Rippey and Scranton. The county is primarily rural, with a strong agricultural and industrial base.

The purpose of Greene County Development Corporation (GCDC)is to encourage a proactive business environment that results in diversified and balanced growth in the county's economic base that will build a community and quality of life that is uniquely Greene County. With a focus on providing assistance to all communities in Greene County in addressing development needs and opportunities, Greene County Development supports initiatives of countywide significance including workforce development, community development, tourism, and housing.

Greene County is a supportive business location that provides outstanding infrastructure, location and lifestyle developed through a balanced approach to community development. On-going area planning considers all aspects of living and working in Greene County. This approach to development allows us to move quickly to support businesses and seize opportunities that can improve the overall lifestyle in our communities. and has resulted in one of the more diversified rural Iowa economies found in the state. Our proximity to Iowa State University, our location in the heart of the premiere agricultural production region of the world, and our willingness to actively support emerging and existing area business and industry positions Greene County as friendly and ready for continued growth.

Thank you for visiting www.GreeneCountyIowa.org. Use it to connect with Chamber and Development members, all of whom are eager to serve you, whether you've lived in Greene County your entire life or you're thinking of visiting or relocating. Call Greene County Chamber & Development at 515-386-2155 for more information, email an inquiry to chamber@greenecountyiowa.org, or visit the office at 220 N. Chestnut, Jefferson, IA 50129.

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