Welcome to the Palo Alto County Economic Development Website

The Palo Alto County Economic Development Corporation supports the growth of existing business and industry and the creation of new business.  We build partnerships to assist with business development and work to offer assistance programs that foster job creation and local investment.  Palo Alto County is located in northwest Iowa and offers world-class health care, outstanding educational facilities, a safe environment and attractions that bring a sense of community.  We invite you to browse our website and learn more about Palo Alto County as a place to start, expand, or locate a business and discover the amenities our area offers.  

Our Mission Statement

The Palo Alto County Economic Development Corporation will provide leadership to improve the quality of life for residents of the county by promoting growth and economic development in the areas of existing business expansion, new business opportunities, job retention, marketing and tourism.





Our Partners






Contact Us

Maureen Elbert,
Executive Director
106 S. Dodge Street
Suite 210
Algona, IA  50511
Ph: 515-295-7979
Fax: 515-295-8873

8:00-5:00 M-Thursday
8:00-2:00 Friday




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2018 Economic Impact Snapshot

Palo Alto County Visitors Guide
Visitors Guide

Industrial Parks


Laborshed Analysis


2019 Palo Alto County
Business Survey




Existing Industry Report


2019 Palo Alto County
Official Directory