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One of America's Prettiest Painted Places.
Rohm and Hass Paint Quality Institute
# 3 Coolest Small Towns in America.
One of America's Most Walkable Small Towns.
Grinnell's theme of "Jewel of the Prairie" extends to the business community as well. Unlike many rural towns, where a single major business shift can dramatically impact the entire economic structure; Grinnell remains diverse and solid. In the past decade, only one employer of 50+ employees has closed, while more than 25 new businesses have been started. The outskirts of the town hosts major industry leaders such as Jeld Wen, Monsanto, Grinnell Mutual Reinsurance, EPC, HW Brand and ASI. Industrial enterprises, located in the Industrial Parks on Highways 146 and 6, have experienced some of the highest productivity numbers per employee in the country. Companies can benefit from a dedicated and educated workforce and a location with easy access to Interstate 80 and the regional airport.
Grinnell boasts amazing opportunities and support for those looking to start a business, expand an existing business or relocate industry. Our economy is vibrant, dynamic and continues to grow through aggressive marketing efforts, while generous tax incentives make Grinnell an even more attractive choice. And our hardworking, educated workforce drives success for business and industry of all types. Join us in Grinnell and learn why we are truly The Jewel of the Prairie!
Grinnell stays top-of-mind with shoppers throughout Iowa with numerous marketing efforts. From Chamber publications such as "The Hub" to television commercials, news events, social media campaigns and videos, Grinnell businesses all reap the benefits of these powerful marketing tools. Grinnell continues to draw shoppers and diners with a wide range of community events and celebrations throughout the year, from an alternative sports festival to a season-long holiday shopping event.