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
Worth the trip – sampling North Iowa’s craft breweries
Healthy Harvest of North Iowa
Fresh and local food goes from traditional to trendy in Iowa
A culture of employee-led innovation is making a difference
TRI Clear Lake
Carrie Tysdahl hit the ground running and founded a premiere destination race
Frank Lloyd Wright Makes His Mark
World class architecture found in the heart of Iowa
The Music Man’s Enduring Legacy
How Meredith Willson set the stage for an enduring culture of music in North Iowa.
The State of North Iowa
Two communities are driving change in North Iowa through a shared vision
A Renaissance in the Making
The Mason City Arena is bringing new energy to downtown
Where the Music Lives On
Music, tragedy, hope, and legacy at The Surf Ballroom in Clear Lake
A Lake for All Seasons
In Clear Lake, living the lake life is a state of mind – and is a year-round event
The Middle of Everywhere
Enjoy the best of all worlds with small town quality of life and big city access
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.