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Economic Development Data for Decision Makers

When it comes to business expansion, we can quickly and accurately provide information
essential to any site location decision. We recognize that reliable and comprehensive data is
a priority of any site selector or business decision maker. That’s why we have incorporated the
International Economic Development Council (IEDC) Data Standards into our available property
section and community data. In addition to utilizing IEDC standards, we also tap into our state
universities for retail trade information and analysis. Community and retail trade data can be
found in the links below. If you don’t find the information you are looking for do not hesitate to
contact our office for additional community data.

Community and Demographic Data

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City of Marshalltown

This demographic profile describes characteristics of the City of Marshalltown and
state population based on results from the 2010 Census.

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Marshalltown County

This demographic profile describes characteristics of the City of Marshalltown and
state population based on results from the 2010 Census.


Laborshed

A Laborshed is defined as the area or region from which an employment center draws its
commuting workers. To determine the approximate boundaries of the Marshall County Laborshed
area, local employers supplied the ZIP code listings of where each of their employees reside.
This Laborshed analysis addresses underemployment, the availability and willingness of current
and prospective employees to change employment within the workforce, current and desired
occupations, wages, hours worked and distance willing to commute to work.

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Marshall County Laborshed – Executive Summary

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Marshall County Laborshed – Full Report


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Demographic Projections

This demographic profile describes characteristics of the City of Marshalltown and
state population based on results from the 2010 Census.

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Transportation

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Major Employers

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Marshalltown Housing Needs Assessment October 2014

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2016 Marshall County Wage Survey


Retail Trade Data

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City of Marshalltown

This demographic profile describes characteristics of the City of Marshalltown and
state population based on results from the 2010 Census.

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Marshall County

This demographic profile describes characteristics of Marshall County and
state population based on results from the 2010 Census.

Data and Information for Entrepreneurs

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Entrepreneurs are not just new businesses starting up. They are also existing businesses. At
MED, we recognize the role and economic impact that small new and existing businesses play
in our community. To address these needs we provided a number of links and tools to assist
these companies. If you have questions about the following tools or wish to speak to someone
one on one about your idea or existing business, please contact our office.

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Business Plan Template

Studies show that writing a business plan helps entrepreneurs in a number of ways,
including improving their odds of successfully developing a new product, organizing
a company, accessing external capital, obtaining raw materials, generating sales and
surviving over time. Regardless of what measure of performance academics have
looked at, research shows that writing a business plan has a positive impact. The
business plan consists of a narrative and several financial worksheets. The narrative
template is the body of the business plan. It contains more than 150 questions
divided into several sections.

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Financial Templates

Studies show that writing a business plan helps entrepreneurs in a number of ways,
including improving their odds of successfully developing a new product, organizing
a company, accessing external capital, obtaining raw materials, generating sales and
surviving over time. Regardless of what measure of performance academics have
looked at, research shows that writing a business plan has a positive impact. The
business plan consists of a narrative and several financial worksheets. The narrative
template is the body of the business plan. It contains more than 150 questions
divided into several sections.