Select a Location in Pocahontas County to plant your business

Location One Information System (LOIS)
LOIS is an on-line searchable economic development database that provides detailed information on buildings, sites and locations for businesses looking to expand.  Over 6,500 communities and over 15,000 available properties throughout a 12-state area are represented in LOIS. 

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The Communities of Pocahontas County

Pocahontas County is comprised of 10 communities. Though the county's 7,300 residents may be spread throughout the 10 towns and unincorporated areas, the our people bring their talents, skills, and abilities together to make Pocahontas County a perfect place to live – and a perfect place to grow your business. 

Please follow the links below to learn what makes each community unique. 
*Note: please include the link for each community's page in its name:
Fonda – Population (2010): 631
Gilmore City – Population (2010): 504
Havelock – Population (2010): 138
Laurens – Population (2010): 1,258
Palmer – Population (2010): 165
Plover – Population (2010): 77
Pocahontas – Population (2010): 1,789
Rolfe – Population (2010): 584
Varina – Population (2010): 71

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Powering Your Business

Pocahontas County offers power, fuel, and communication services that are competitively nationally. In combination with the existing workforce and business climate assets, our county can provide your new business a competitive advantage. We've complied a resource directory that will allow you to easily learn about utility providers in Pocahontas County.

 

Utilities
Iowa One Call – Call Before You Dig – 1-800-292-8989 or 811

 

Electric Companies

Iowa Lakes Electric
702 S 1st Street
Estherville, IA 
800-225-4532
 Alliant Energy
800-255-4268
   
Laurens Municipal Power 
& Communication

272 S. 3rd
Laurens, IA 
712-841-4610
 Mid-American Energy Company
418 W. St
Cherokee, IA 
888-427-5632
   
Pocahontas Municipal Utilities
23 W Elm Ave
Pocahontas, IA
712-335-4841
 City of Fonda
104 W 2nd St
Fonda, IA
712-288-4466

 

 

Internet and Telephone Companies

Century Link 
(Pocahontas, Gilmore City)
PO Box 737
Des Moines, IA 50338
800-244-1111

 Palmer Mutual Telephone
(Palmer)
306 Main St
PO Box 155
Palmer, IA 50571
712-359-2411
   
Northwest Telephone
(Havelock and Plover)
844 Wood St
Havelock, Iowa 50546
712-776-2222 
800-247-2776
 Laurens Municipal Power 
& Communication

(Laurens)
272 S 3rd
Laurens, IA 
712-841-4610
   
i Wireless
Cellular Phone Service
Northwest Communications - agent 
844 Wood St
Havelock, Iowa 50546
712-776-2222
Palmer Mutual Telephone - agent
306 Main St
Palmer, IA 50571
712-359-2411
 Iowa Telecom 
(Fonda, Rolfe)
PO Box 10481 
Des Moines, IA 50306
877-901-4692
   

Mediacom

  

 

 

Gas – Natural

Alliant Energy
800-255-4268
 

Black Hills Energy 
800-303-0752

   
Mid-American Energy Company 
418 W St 
Cherokee, IA 51012
888-427-5632
 City of Rolfe
319 Garfield St
Rolfe, IA
712-848-3124
   
City of Gilmore City
304 S Gilmore St
Gilmore City, IA 50541 
515-373-6326
  

 

 

Gas – Propane & Heating Fuel

Pro-Coop – Main Office 
303 S Railroad St
Gilmore City, IA 
515-373-6174
 

Wessels Oil Co. 
421 Railroad Ave 
Palmer, IA 50571
712-359-7712

   
First Cooperative Assn. 
400 Walnut
Laurens, IA 50554
712-841-4566
 New Cooperative and Star Energy 
206 Main St
Palmer, IA 50571
712-359-2294