Mitchell County

Economic Development Commission


PO Box 306 | Osage, Iowa 50461

Visit Mitchell County

Visit Mitchell County and you'll know you are in the Middle of Everywhere. From our great recreational opportunities, to strong school districts and opportunistic business climates, Mitchell County is a great place to live, work, play and conduct business!

Mitchell County is located less than 2 hours from major cities including Des Moines and Minneapolis. When you do need to go out of town to shop, a great day of shopping orĀ  major entertainment is only skip away! Located only 25 miles from Interstate-35 and only 11 miles to reach Interstate 90 from its northern border most trips are easy with quick access to major interstates. The Avenue of the Saints is located 10 miles south of Mitchell County, giving access to Interstate 80 and St. Louis going south.

On the Major Business side...Two major railroads intersect Mitchell County, the IC & E Railroad and the Cedar Valley Railroad. Competing railroads make for good freight rates and these two lines are less than a mile apart in the far north end of Mitchell County.

The City of Osage houses an airport on the east end of the community with a 3400 foot long runway. The use of the hangar and pilot's lounge are available for visiting aircraft. Rochester, MN houses an international airport, which is just 60 minutes away from Mitchell County.