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  •  The Iowa Army National Guard made a visit to Manchester Thursday. The Guard’s Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, in partnership with the Manchester Area Chamber of Commerce and Delaware County Economic Development, hosted a Center of Influence Event for business executives and leaders during the lunch hour at the Manchester Regional Airport. The event gave community leaders the chance to learn more about the Guard’s mission as a state emergency asset and federal missions. The Guard had hoped to provide some flights in their Army National Guard helicopter, but Thursday’s windy weather cancelled those plans. District 8 ESGR Chairman presented awards to Donna Boss (DCED), Jack Klaus (Man. Area Chamber of Comm.) and Pat Schmitz (owner of the airport hanger) to recognize all of the work the 3 of them did to make the day successful. About 20 representatives from local industries and businesses attended. (Photo courtesy of Manchester Chamber)

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Welcome to Delaware County, Iowa!

It Happens Here!

Delaware County, Iowa, is located in the heart of Northeast Iowa’s manufacturing and agricultural centers. Within a forty-minute drive of our prosperous communities are the three metropolitan areas of Cedar Rapids, Waterloo and Dubuque. And, with our excellent transportation network, you can be in downtown Chicago, Milwaukee or Minneapolis within four hours. You’re sure to be impressed with the "large city" amenities we offer while providing them with a small town smile.

The growth in population, housing, business & industry, and recreational offerings makes it an exciting time to be living in Delaware County. Schools are being built, recreational centers are being constructed, major industry is expanding, and opportunity abounds throughout our vibrant communities.

This site is for everyone with an interest in Delaware County: current and former residents, those looking for a weekend getaway, or for the many who are considering moving themselves or their businesses to the county. If you haven’t been around Delaware County for a while, take a few minutes to explore what we have to offer. And if you don’t find what you’re looking for, let us know.

Delaware County sits central in the triangle of three surrounding cities; Waterloo, Cedar Rapids, and Dubuque are roughly a 40-minute drive.

"Delaware County people may, without reservation and with the utmost sincerity, congratulate themselves on the possession of one of the finest buildings in this or any state..."
Manchester Press, 1895

"The bell and clock tower that looms over Manchester has been a part of the town's skyline for over 100 years and is the pride of the county."
Manchester Press, 2005