Southeast Iowa

4 Counties
32 Municipalities

Population of 4 counties: 108,000


Lee County

Located in the heart of America in the southeastern portion of Iowa, Lee County not only embodies Midwestern charm, but is home to a multitude of Fortune 500 and international companies that are continuously growing. Located along the Mississippi River and centered between Interstates 80, 35, 55 and 70.

Des Moines County

Nestled in the southeast corner of Iowa where the Burlington Northern Railway and the Mississippi River intersect, Des Moines county and the Greater Burlington area is a regional center for advanced manufacturing, healthcare, education, tourism, shopping and entertainment. A potential regional workforce of over 250,000 skilled individuals is the reason so many Fortune 500 companies have chosen southeast Iowa as a preferred place to locate.

Case New-Holland, Shearer’s, Silgan Containers, ABB (formerly GE), Federal Mogul, U.S. Gypsum, American Ordnance and Winegard Corp. are world-class organizations that find the people, transportation, infrastructure and business friendly climate in southeast Iowa a perfect fit. Des Moines county draws a talented workforce because it offers a thriving downtown, all the shopping and amenities of a larger community without the hassles of long commutes or high cost of living.

Henry County

Welcome to Henry County, Iowa. Communities that are steeped in progressive historical achievements that continue to define our vibrant culture and small-town values that can famously be found only in the great state of Iowa. Don't let our small size fool you-we are home to a four-year regional university, a hub of manufacturing and industry in the heart of the Midwest, a unique and lively retail district, and a perennial summer destination for tens of thousands of visitors.  

Located at the hub of Southeast Iowa, we are at the crossroads of two four-lane highways connecting major cities of the Midwest. Whether you are visiting, or looking for employment opportunities, a place to live or to establish a new business or industry, we welcome you Henry County where we are Built with Heart!

Louisa County

With a population of just over 11,000 Louisa County is the least populated, but the most racially diverse, county in the Southeast Iowa Region.  Covering 418 square miles Louisa County includes parts of the Iowa, Cedar, and Mississippi Rivers. The 15,000+ acres of public land, including Port Louisa National Wildlife Refuge make Louisa County a big draw for hunters, anglers, hikers, paddlers and bird watchers.

It is also home to Tyson, a Pork Processing facility and a handful of home-grown entrepreneurial businesses, not to mention the traditional base of crop and livestock producers and ag supply chain operations, such as Trioak Foods. The 9 incorporated communities take great pride in their reputation as welcoming Iowa communities, supportive of small-town life, but connected in every way to the growing world around them.

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