A Tradition of Innovation

Leadership Red Rock Now Accepting Applications

Applications are now being accepted for the 2015-16 Leadership Red Rock Class.  Additional information is located under the Marion County Development Commission program tab.  The application deadline is September 30, 2015.

Regional Report Released on Workforce and Economic Development

The State of Iowa has just released a Regional Workforce and Economic Development Report which includes important data for decision makers.  Go to Annual Business Reports under the By the Numbers section to read the report.

Marion County to complete housing needs assessment

Local partners and area utilities are working together to launch a countywide housing needs assessment.  The report should be completed by December.  For more information contact carla@redrockarea.com.  

Welcome to Marion County!

The Red Rock Area has been growing businesses for over 100 years. Marion County, Iowa ranks 46th out of 3,141 counties in the United States for having the highest percentage of all jobs in manufacturing. We are the corporate headquarters for Pella Corporation, Vermeer Manufacturing Company, Precision Pulley, Van Gorp, Heritage Lace, Five Star Industries, LDJ Manufacturing and many others. In addtion, we have manufacturing facilities for 3M Company, Hormel, Cascade Lumber Co., Chem-Tech and several others. Our advanced manufacturing sector builds on strong traditions of entreprenuership, innovation and lean pricipals to deliver world class products.

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