Union County Development Association
  • Union County is an affiliate partner of Southern Iowa’s Ready Resource Business Retention & Expansion Program. We stand Ready to provide the most up to date Resources to make the cost of doing business in the region more attractive and competitive.

    The program is designed to:
    • Remove barriers of growth
    • Facilitate expansion of business
    • Retain and create jobs
    • Improve overall relationships with employers

  • The quality of life in Union County is the envy of southwest Iowa with Three Mile Lake, Twelve Mile Lake and a full service Arts & Wellness Center.

    Quality housing, good family values and business diversification are synonymous with Union County. Union County Development Association is committed to assisting local community development efforts in member communities and in the county.


  • The Union County Development Association endeavors to provide better housing opportunities and options as a means of attracting other investments in to the community. Local housing conditions, market, and needs are constantly changing. The vision of the county is to provide housing that is suitable for all persons and provide enough decent housing to support reasonable economic development initiatives throughout the county.



  • The mission of the High Lakes Leadership Initiative (HLLI) is to challenge individuals in all sectors to build capacity to identify local issues, engage in a positive community change and shared leadership. Union County is blessed with proactive community leaders in both public and private sectors. There are ample opportunities for emerging leaders to engage in roles that impact the overall community

    • High Lakes Leadership
    • High Lakes Youth Leadership
    • High Lakes Young Professionals
    • High Lakes Leadership University

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    Union County is designated as a Skilled Iowa Community, proof the area’s workforce has validated their skills in Applied Mathematics, Reading for Information and Locating Information. UCDA collaborates with area service providers to assist in producing the best workforce for new and existing business.


Featured Property #1
High Lakes Plaza
811 New York Ave, Creston, IA
25,000 SF of retail/commercial space
14 Ft Ceiling Height
Multi-Tenant Facility
Ample Parking

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Featured Property #2
Stage Building
602 Sheldon, Creston, IA
18,730 SF of retail/commercial space
Great mix-use area
4,500 daily traffic counts
Ample Parking
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  Union County Development Association  
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208 W. Taylor St P.O. Box 471 Creston,.IA 50801
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