Our Focus Is On

Community Development

An Impact You Can See

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Rise Up UC

Welcome to Union County, Iowa. We invite you to Rise Up with us, as we are located in the southern part of Iowa at the highest point of the BNSF railway between Galesburg, Illinois and Lincoln, Nebraska.

Creston is the county seat of Union County and  is the largest city west of I-35 and south of I-80 in Iowa, making it a regional retail hub. Creston has many unique shops and boutiques where hospitality is of the highest priority. Creston continues to be a growing hub city for southwest Iowa.

Union County is the home of Greater Regional Health, Southwestern Community College (SWCC) and Buena Vista University (BVU). Union county has a strong manufacturing, retail and service base. We have a variety of outdoor amenities, ideal for hiking, hunting, fishing and general outdoor enjoyment.

Union County truly has something to offer for everyone - we look forward to your visit!

Looking For A Better Connection

The Union County Development Association is partnering with Lockridge Networks to bring high quality broadband service to all of Union County. As part of this effort we have launched the below survey link to help assess current demand, quality and service to build out the network. Please help UCDA get the word out to residents in Union County, both in towns and in the rural areas to complete the survey.


Adult & Youth Leadership.


Union County Development Association (UCDA) was established in 1997.

The Mission of UCDA is to seek to strengthen the economic base and well being of Union County through a commitment of "service" in the areas of industrial retention and recruitment, housing programs and inspiring collaboration for total community development.

Choose UC

This 2021 publication highlights some of the great reasons to Choose UC. Whether you are looking to start a business, work for one of our industries or settle into retirement. Union County.

Iowa is known for being Iowa Nice and Union County, Iowa is no exception to this.



Union County Development Association

BLDG 301 

301 W Montgomery

Creston, Iowa 50801


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