Total Potential Labor Force: 384,974 (entire Laborshed Area)
For more information on Jasper County's labor force click the Jasper County Laborshed Report Summary , Jasper County Laborshed Detail Report, or Jasper County Laborshed Wages.
Newton is also a community serious about economic development. Since 2004, more than $100 million has been invested in urban renewal projects, commercial development, and the new Iowa Speedway – all of which translate to community growth and vitality.
Entrepreneurship has always been a cornerstone of the community. Newton has a long tradition as a home for successful entrepreneurs in manufacturing, advertising specialties, printing, distribution, and warehousing. Emerging industries have led to recent entrepreneurs finding success in artisan foods and wine, technology companies, and engineering and prototyping.
Local employers are supported by a progressive city government that is responsive to business needs through tax abatement and tax increment financing and revolving loan funds. Available building sites also open potential to further economic development, which is supported by organizations such as Newton Development Corporation, Chamber of Commerce, and Jasper Community Foundation.
|Skiff Medical Center||Hospital||299|
|Windstream Communication||Telephone & Internet Communication||134|
|Vernon Company||Specialty Advertising||179 (Newton) 700 (Worldwide)|
|TPI Iowa||Wind Turbine Blade Manufacturer||1100|
|Hy-Vee Food Stores||Retail Food||317|
|Progress Industries||Rehabilitation Center||194 (Jasper County) 295 (Total)|
|Rock Communications||Commercial Printing||200 (Newton) 400 (Total)|
|Thombert, Inc.||Advanced Manufacturing||125|
|Trinity Structural Towers||Wind Tower Manufacturer||250|
|Newton Clinic||Health Care||70|
|Cline Tool||Advanced Manufacturer||74 (Newton) 92 (Total in US)|
|Directech (formerly Hanson Directory)||Directory Publishing||81|
|Newton Community Schools||Education||470|
|Graphic Packaging, Inc.||Manufacturing/Packaging printing||100|