Keokuk County Iowa has the ability to establish Enterprise Zones for up to one percent of its total acres (368,640). The Enterprise Zone Program is an incentive to encourage new industrial and housing development in Keokuk County. The Enterprise Zone is good for ten years, allowing communities and the county to use the Enterprise Zone Program as a marketing tool to bring in new industry and housing development.
The procedure for creating a project within a Enterprise Zone is as follows:
- Establish the Enterprise Zone, unless it is already established (see link below). We have approx. 430 acres left that could be entered in the Zone in Keokuk County Iowa.
- The Keokuk County Enterprise Zone Commission approves the application for the project that will reside in the Zone area.
- The Commission sends the approval project application to Iowa Department of Economic Development (IDED).
- After IDED approves, the Enterprise Zone project begins - up to ten years of eligible incentives begin at the time of IDED's acceptance of the project. It is encourage to wait for IDED's approval. If the project is started before approval no benefits will be received.
Keokuk County IA. EZ's as of 4.11.12
Keokuk County Enterprise Zone Commission
County Supervisor – Mike Hadley
Indian Hills Community College - Robert Pitch, Chairman
Sigourney Zoning Commission – Jerry Wohler, Vice Chair
Iowa Workforce Development – Linda Rouse
IDED – Jim Dickinson
At Large Members: Duane Atwood, Frank Gretter, Laurie Appleget and Christy Bates