Why North Iowa?
Internationally recognized architecture. Sandy beaches and clear waters. A culture of entrepreneurship. A legacy of art, music, and the performing arts. Short commutes and top-tier schools. North Iowans enjoy all the benefits of a small-town atmosphere — with low crime rate, affordable housing and amenities — without sacrificing quality of life.
Discover why you should be in North Iowa – right here in the middle of everywhere.
North Iowans share their Why
When looking for a unique experience hits the target
An innovative approach to welcoming new residents to North Iowa
Clear Lake FFA
Clear Lake students are growing a brighter future with FFA
Iowa’s most iconic restaurant celebrates 100 years of feeding the community
River City Mini Golf
High school student KJ Barkema builds business to help people connect
An entrepreneur transforms his passion for the outdoors into success
Beauty Bar Aesthetics
Two ambitious healthcare workers are building a business based on self-care
North Iowans find a joyful sound after a year of silence
Finding New Horizons
Musicians of all ages make a space for rediscovering their passion
Charlie’s Soda Fountain
Jessica Wood helps bring new life to downtown Clear Lake mainstay
Brew to Brew
Take a ride with an unexpected, but perfect, match
North Iowa Events Center
A regional destination for recreation shows it’s more than just a fairground
Stop commuting. Start Living.
With an average commute time of 16 minutes, in North Iowa we believe that a healthy work-life balance is not only important – it’s achievable.
Make your move.
Find ample job opportunities in competitive fields, without sacrificing quality of life along the way.
Discover the unexpected.
World class architecture, beautiful beaches, and year-round excitement – all right here.
Discover more North Iowa
North Iowa Area Community College
NIACC offers opportunities to thousands of students every year in a variety of fields of study, from dual enrollment to continuing education.
NIACC Pappajohn Center & SBDC
The Pappajohn Center & SBDC provides one-on-one entrepreneurial counseling and training for every stage.
Mason City Chamber of Commerce
The Chamber promotes progressive community and economic development to benefit Chamber members and the North Iowa region.
Clear Lake Area Chamber of Commerce
With over 450 members, the Clear Lake Area Chamber of Commerce works to promote area business and industry.
Visit Mason City
Let Visit Mason City help you plan your next outing in the River City whether you’re visiting from out of town or indulging in a staycation.
City of Mason City
Relocating to Mason City? Find Parks & Recreation, Utilities, Neighborhood Services, Emergency Services, and more.
City of Clear Lake
Relocating to Clear Lake? Find Parks & Recreation, Utilities, Neighborhood Services, Emergency Services, and more.
North Iowa Corridor EDC
See why the North Iowa Corridor is the place for your company to grow – and how the Economic Development Corporation can help.