Our mission is to increase economic opportunity through business formation, job creation and appropriate business and community development strategies for the citizens of Pocahontas County.
The Pocahontas County Economic Development Commission (PCEDC) is a county-wide economic development organization representing Pocahontas County, Iowa’s rural areas and nine communities: Fonda, Gilmore City, Havelock, Laurens, Palmer, Plover, Pocahontas, Rolfe, and Varina.
Discover Pocahontas County
Discover Pocahontas County, Iowa. We're the home of hard workers, innovators, and creators. We feed the world. We fuel the world. We color the world. Natural beauty is all around, and peace and quiet are a part of life here. But a relaxed lifestyle doesn't mean we slack off. Pocahontas County is the home of major industry and thriving small businesses. In Pocahontas County, running a successful business isn't just a dream, it's a reality. Discover businesses, jobs, entrepreneurs, hard workers, innovators, artists, craftsmen, makers, doers, and much more. Discover your future in Pocahontas County.
What Can We Help You With?
Whether you are starting a new business or bringing your business to Pocahontas County, we have the tools and resources to help. Want to know about business planning, financial tools and incentives, or available sites and buildings? We've got you covered.
Want to get to know our organization better? Learn about our current leadership and the strategic priorities that are moving Pocahontas County forward.
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Where is Pocahontas County, Iowa?
The Center of Everywhere
Pocahontas County is a county in Northwest Iowa occupying 579 square miles – 577.7 square miles of land area and 1.4 square miles of water area. The nine communities of Pocahontas County are Fonda, Gilmore City, Havelock, Laurens, Palmer, Plover, Pocahontas (county seat), Rolfe, and Varina. The townships of Pocahontas County are Bellville, Cedar, Center, Colfax, Cummins, Des Moines, Dover, Garfield, Grand, Lake, Lincoln, Lizard, Marshall, Powhatan, Roosevelt, Sherman, and Swan Lake. Pocahontas County is adjacent to five other counties: Palo Alto, Humboldt, Webster, Calhoun, and Buena Vista. Five major state highways run through Pocahontas County. These include bisecting State Highways IA-3 and IA-4, as well as IA-7, IA-10, and IA-15.