Location Advantage

Central U.S. Location

Location Advantage

New Hampton, Iowa, is centrally located in the U.S. with major thoroughfares providing easy access to key Midwest markets and horizons beyond.  New Hampton is part of the Cedar Valley Region of Iowa.



Market Proximity Approximate Drive Time
Cedar Rapids, IA 94 2 Hours
Des Moines, IA 165 3 Hours
Madison, WI 177 4 Hours
Minneapolis, MN 190 3 1/2 Hours
Milwaukee, WI 256 5 1/2 Hours
Omaha, NE 300 5 Hours
Chicago, IL 342 6 Hours
Kansas City, MO 358 6 Hours
St. Louis, MO 440 7 1/2 Hours
Dallas, TX 912 15 Hours
Denver, CO 936 14 Hours
Source: MapQuest

Interstates and Highways

U.S. Highways 63 and 18 and Iowa Highway 24 intersect at New Hampton. New Hampton is approximately 20 miles from U.S. Highway 218/Avenue of the Saints, a four-lane, north-south corridor connecting Minneapolis-St. Paul to St. Louis.



Motor Freight

30 national and regional trucking companies serve New Hampton area businesses on a daily basis. New Hampton Transfer and Storage is a local delivery trucking company that serves Iowa, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois, Missouri, Nebraska and South Dakota.

Rail

New Hampton is served by Canadian Pacific Railway. Iowa's 130,000-mile freight transportation system includes an extensive railroad network. While rail accounts for only 3 percent of the freight network, it carries 37 percent of Iowa's freight tonnage. A great variety of commodities ranging from fresh food to textiles to optical products are moved by rail. The railroad network performs an important role in moving bulk commodities produced and consumed in the state to local processors, livestock feeders, river terminals and ports for foreign export.

Barge

New Hampton is located about 1 hour from ports located on the Mississippi River. Terminals along the river handle all types of products by barge, rail or truck. Some of the products transferred are: steel products, lumber, paper, iron ore, grain and other dry and liquid products transportation.

Air

Commercial air service is available at the Waterloo Municipal Airport just a short 45 minute drive from New Hampton. For corporate aircraft, our local businesses utilize the Charles City Municipal Airport located within 20 minutes of our community. The airport has a 4,000 foot runway to accommodate corporate jets. The New Hampton Airport has a 2,900 foot runway providing service for smaller private planes.

News

Chickasaw County Ambulance Council RFP

Posted: Thu, March 28, 2019
See attached RFP for the Chickasaw County Ambulance Council.
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New Hampton Compost Site & Pickup Information

Posted: Thu, March 28, 2019
The New Hampton Compost Site will open Tuesday, April 16, 2019.  Hours for the site will be:

Tuesday - 3 pm - 6 pm
Thursday - 3 pm - 6 pm
Saturday - 9 am - 1 pm

Fees will be:  $2.00 per licensed vehicle or trailer
                     $5.00 per dump truck load

Compost will be picked up curbside on Friday, May 3, 2019.  Compost & brush will be picked up curbside on Friday, May 17, 2019.  No barrels will be picked up and brush cannot be longer than 4 feet.
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New Hampton Municipal Light Plant & New Hampton Economic Development Honored with Economic Development Impact Award

Posted: Thu, March 21, 2019
Iowa's rural electric cooperatives and municipal utilities commitment goes far beyond ensuring safe, reliable, affordable, and environmentally responsible energy. They actively create strategic partnerships and provide technical and financial assistance to support business growth and community vitality. Annually, Iowa Area Development Group (IADG) presents Impact Awards to utility partners who were involved in significant economic development initiatives the prior year. During a meeting of the New Hampton Industrial Development Corporation, the New Hampton Municipal Light Plant & New Hampton Economic Development was recognized for their economic development accomplishments and commitment to the community.  

New Hampton Municipal Light Plant & New Hampton Economic Development was presented with an IADG Impact Award for community development. New Hampton Municipal Light Plant & New Hampton Economic Development has supported economic development in the community for many years. A recent example of project participation includes support for the $6 million facility renovation project for the Mercy One - New Hampton Medical Center. This upgrade provides improved health care, better patient privacy, new technology, and a renovated emergency department. All combined, these increased capabilities will provide much needed health care infrastructure for the community, its employers and residents. New Hampton Municipal Light Plant & New Hampton Economic Development secured a $300,000 grant from the USDA Rural Economic Development Loan & Grant program to support this project. New Hampton Municipal Light Plant provided an additional $60,000 in matching funds. Receiving this USDA grant also established a Revolving Loan Fund (RLF) for the New Hampton Municipal Light Plant & Economic Development Office. The loan repayments will go into this newly established RLF and be available to support additional local projects for years to come.
 
"We commend Brian Quirk and the New Hampton Municipal Light Plant as well as Tammy Robinson and the New Hampton Economic Development Office for their steadfast support of business and community development," said IADG President, Rand Fisher. "They are providing important technical and financial assistance that many times is a key component in successfully securing projects that create jobs and support community vitality.   

About IADG
The Iowa Area Development Group is the marketing and business development office for Iowa's member-owned rural electric cooperatives, select municipal electric utilities, and independent telecommunication companies.  IADG has assisted with over 2,100 successful business expansions and start-up projects.  This growth represents capital investment of more than $12 billion and 53,000 jobs for Iowa.  The Iowa Area Development Group was established in 1985 to promote and strengthen rural Iowa development opportunities. Stay connected with IADG news at www.facebook.com/IADG.IA and www.twitter.com/IADGIOWA.   

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