Emmetsburg Business Park

The Emmetsburg Business Park was developed by the Emmetsburg Community Development Corporation (ECDC), in partnership with the City of Emmetsburg and Emmetsburg Municipal Utilities (EMU).


The Emmetsburg Business Park is a 60-acre development located on the south edge of town on 25th Street, approximately half a mile from State Highway 4. Approximately 37 acres are available for light industrial business use. There are 15+ lots available, ranging from ranging from .87 to 18+ acres.

As an addition, buyers and developers who are looking to purchase this area may want to install monitored alarms and security cameras around the section to protect their development. This can be discussed with the economic development department when required.

Topography & Soil

Topography is flat with gently rolling hills. Soil type is clarion loam.


Business Park Industrial (I-1)
Business Park Commercial (C-1) – Outlot B


Electric – MidAmerican Energy
Natural Gas – Emmetsburg Municipal Utilties
Water – Emmetsburg Municipal Utilties
Sewer – Emmetsburg Municipal Utilties



  • Located on paved county highway (25th Street)
  • 0.5 mile to State Highway 4
  • 1.5 miles to US Highway 18
  • 45 miles to 4-lane US Highway 20
  • 45 miles to Interstate 90
  • 70 miles to Interstate 35


The Emmetsburg Municipal Airport is located 2.5 miles west of the business park. Commercial air service is available approximately one hour to the south in Fort Dodge, Iowa, and 80 minutes to the east in Mason City, Iowa. Connecting flights are offered to both Minneapolis/St. Paul International Airport and Des Moines International Airport.


Two rail lines service Emmetsburg: Union Pacific and DM & E Railroad Corp. There are 30 acres for sale on rail to the east of the business park. Contact Palo Alto County Economic Development Corporation for more details.

Learn More

For more detailed information, visit https://paloaltoiowa.com/emmetsburg-business-park/. If you are interested in locating in Emmetsburg’s Business Park, please contact Palo Alto County Economic Development Corporation (PACEDC) at 515-295-7979.

Executive Director

Marketing & Development Coordinator

City Administrator

  • Kimberly Kibbie
  • City of Emmetsburg
  • 2021 Main Street, Emmetsburg, IA 50536
  • 712.852.4030