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City of Newton

The City of Newton’s Economic Development Division is focusing economic development efforts on population and business growth by simultaneously supporting existing employers while attracting new employers and supporting citizens working remotely.


Welcome to Newton, where families thrive, businesses flourish, and communities unite. Established in 1846 and chartered as a city in 1857, Newton is the proud county seat of Jasper County and the largest city within its borders, boasting a vibrant population of 15,254 residents. Strategically situated just 30 minutes east of the bustling Des Moines metro, Newton offers a perfect blend of small-town charm and big-city amenities. At the heart of Newton\’s essence is a commitment to fostering a safe, vibrant community that nurtures a high quality of life for all. Our vision, “Newton, a growing Central Iowa Community, invites visitors, businesses, and residents to experience our authentic, small-town charm and big city amenities,” encapsulates our dedication to creating an inclusive environment that welcomes all who seek to call Newton home. Recognized for our forward-thinking approach to community development, Newton has garnered accolades from the Iowa City Manager\’s Association for our innovative, comprehensive plans and the impactful Get to Know Newton community outreach initiative. Additionally, Newton has been celebrated as one of\’s “Top 10 Affordable Small Towns Where You Want to Live” by, a testament to our commitment to providing an exceptional living experience. Driving our economic engine forward is the Economic Development Division, aligning with the City Council\’s Envision 2040 Comprehensive Plan to propel Newton toward sustainable growth. With a dual focus on supporting existing businesses and attracting new enterprises, we aim to cultivate an environment ripe for professional and personal success. We empower entrepreneurs and small businesses to thrive and prosper through tailored business incentive programs, financial assistance, and strategic partnerships with organizations like Newton Main Street and Newton Development Corporation. As your municipal government, the City of Newton is dedicated to serving as a partner in your journey towards success.

Services Provided

Public Policy and Government Relations

  • Business Issues Related to a Specific City

Business Planning

  • Census Data

Financial Resources and Assistance

  • Assistance in Finding Government Funding
  • Tax Credit Assistance

Office, Laboratory and Meeting Space

  • Conference/Meeting and Event Space
  • Office Space
  • Retail Space

Economic and Site Development

  • Revitalization
  • State Tax Credits and Assistance
  • Main Street Program Services

Regulatory Compliance

  • Codes
  • Government Requirements
  • Registration, Licenses and Permits

Tax Services

  • State Tax Credit Information & Assistance
Contact Information
Craig Armstrong
303 W 4th Street N, Suite 501
Newton, IA 50208
(641) 792-6622 Ext: 2308