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About Us

Investing in the Future

In Webster City, both local government and private business know that to be successful down the road you have to invest in the future. That's why the City of Webster City has worked hard to earn and maintain a AA- rating by Standard and Poors.  Having made these wise investments, Webster City has the infrastructure to support large scale real estate development.  Despite the national economy, Webster City continues to attract high levels of private investment and experience economic growth.

Recent Announcements

October 15, 2012: We are pleased to announce that Cropland Containers, Inc. will expand their Webster City operations, adding 18 jobs.  The project, supported by a performance grant from the City of Webster City, involves a total investment in Webster City of more than $1.77 million.

2012 Projects

The following is a snapshot of a few projects we've seen this year:

  • Fareway Stores, Inc. completed their store expansion, adding 4,000 sf
  • Mary Ann's Specialty Foods completed an expansion of their facility
  • Construction of a new office and maintenance facility at The Trashman, LLC.
  • Completion of a new show arena at the Hamilton County Fairgrounds
  • New buildings under construction at Van Diest Supply Company
  • Completion and ribbon cutting on a $13.2 million competition gym at the High School

More Recent Investments

Since 2010, Webster City is fast approaching $100 million in public and private investment in new and expanded facilities and infrastructure.  This includes:

  • $35 million Van Diest Medical Center that opened fall of 2010
  • $1 million improvement to the intersection of Fairmeadow Dr. and Superior St. that opened fall of 2010
  • A multi-year $2.6 million dollar program to improve road infrastructure
  • Construction and design of a $2.5 million municipal well
  • $2 million expansion to Town and Country Insurance
  • Many millions more in small additions and expansions by other local businesses, including:
    • First State Bank completed a +1900 sf expansion
    • HARIDES construction a bus storage and maintenance facility
    • Fareway Stores, Inc. cut the ribbon on a +4,000 sf expansion and full remodel
    • Windsor Manner completed a +6,400 sf addition adding ten living units to their memory care wing
    • Casey's General Store added a new location at Superior and Second Streets
    • Murray McMurray Hatchery constructed a new outbuilding to support its operations
    • True Value Hardware completed an expansion that doubled the size of their facility

Voter Support

Webster City's voters have continually supported local measures to reinvest in our community to ensure we have the infrastructure, services, and amenities to grow our community.  Recent examples include:

  • An 86% yes vote to approve the most recent school bond in February 2010.
  • An 84% yes vote that renewed the City's 1% local option sales and service tax (LOSST) in 2011 - a tax which is 100% dedicated to improving roads, sewer lines and water lines.

Invest With Us

We've invested in our future and yours.  Join the businesses that call us home.  Let's get started.   •   515-832-9151