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Buchanan County, Iowa

Growing Opportunities.


Buchanan County boasts international connections that are growing opportunities for families and businesses. Manufacturers here have created electronic components that sit on top of the world’s tallest building, communication equipment on many military vehicles and aircraft, plus commercial jet airliners. Buchanan County companies have also designed and fabricated parts for large mining and construction equipment, plus essential parts for cars and commercial trucks that are sold around the world.

Discover the many reasons why Buchanan County is the ideal place to start a family, and to start and expand your business. This beautiful area in the Cedar Valley is very accommodating to all. Look at what this area has to offer, and fall in love with the rural, yet modern serenity of Buchanan County, Iowa.

Job Board

Search, apply, or submit via a regional job board as well as other local resources.

Cost of Living

Compare your Cedar Valley cost of living to cities across the United States.


Buchanan County is part of the Cedar Valley Regional Partnership of Iowa.

Site Selector

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Browse the Buchanan County Tourism website!


Median Household Income


Manufacturing Jobs


Per Capita Income Growth


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Available Sites

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Available Buildings

Browse using LOIS, a real-time, online, and mobile application economic development site selection tool.


Laborshed Studies

Various reports that address the availability and characteristics of the workforce in the Buchanan County area.



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60 Minutes to Everything!

Buchanan County is truly located within an hour of tons of top-notch entertainment. See for yourself!

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Affordable Housing

See what makes Buchanan County one of the most livable places in the nation.

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Educational facilities and resources are continually expanding to provide local students quality education right here within Buchanan County.



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Latest News

Grant Writing 101

Representatives of nonprofits, local government, schools, and other organizations in Buchanan County are encouraged to register for the Grant Writing 101 workshop. The workshop will be presented at Heartland Acres ...
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Lunch N Learn Favoring Feedback: Embracing feedback to move us forward

For our upcoming Lunch and Learn. Brenda Meeker will present on Favoring Feedback: Embracing Conversations to Move us Forward. We will meet at Heartland Acres Event Center on November 8th ...
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Power of Kindness at Work Lunch & Learn

Join us along with Independence Area Chamber of Commerce and Buchanan County ISU Extension and Outreach for our upcoming Lunch and Learn. Marcie Van Note will present on Positivity in ...
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Our investors enable BCEDC the ability to implement economic development strategies and initiatives. Investors are true leaders setting a path for Buchanan County’s future.