Shovel-Ready Sites in Southeastern Iowa

Helgerson Flats Industrial Center is an 82-acre parcel that will be site certified by the Iowa Economic Development Authority on or before October 2018.


Helgerson FlatsDetails:

'This development-ready property is located in Ottumwa, Iowa just 2 miles off U.S. Highways 63 and Iowa Highway 149, adjacent to an existing industrial park.

The land is:

  • zoned industrial
  • competitively priced at $12,700 per acre
  • level: only 30 feet of elevation exist between the lowest and highest points

Businesses that complement the existing agriculture-based manufacturing industry would be ideal. Successful companies such as JBS USA, John Deere, Cargill, Dr. Pepper Snapple Group and Plastipak have made their homes in the area. Alternatively, the location is conducive to warehousing and logistics.


Ottumwa’s laborshed includes eight counties within a 50 mile radius, for a total pool of nearly 115,000 individuals. Employees enjoy a higher education level and higher wages than neighboring counties, and nearly 76% have education credentials beyond high school. Ottumwa is one of 124 national Job Corps sites, which provide job skills training to young adults.

Quality of Life:

Ottumwans enjoy a wonderful quality of life. The town has excellent recreational opportunities, including two golf courses, a year-round aquatic center, 20 miles of trails, and 600 acres of green space, which includes an off-leash dog park for furry residents. Ottumwa also has symphony, theater and arts groups.

Iowa’s Site Certification Program




Ottumwa Economic Development Corporation 217 East Main Street Ottumwa, IA  52501
Phone 641-682-3465 Fax 641-682-3466 |