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Introduction

Introduction

An enterprising and prosperous community of 8,600 residents and hundreds of businesses, Mount Pleasant has been dubbed “The Crossroads of the World,” both for its strategic position at the intersection of two four-lane highways and for its combination of heritage and vision. Guided by leaders with a commitment to continuous improvement of both the quality of life and economic environment in the community, Mount Pleasant offers limitless potential for personal and professional satisfaction.

The hub of local shopping, Mount Pleasant is home to national chain stores and to independently owned and operated specialty shops. In addition, several prominent employers maintain operations here because of the strategic location, quality workers, low costs and good governance. These include Walmart Distribution, Hearth & Home Technologies, Veyance Technologies, West Liberty Foods, Mackay Mitchell Envelope Co. and many more.

The growth and success of the area’s economy is attributed to exceptional leadership. The Mount Pleasant Area Chamber Alliance – an active partnership between the Mount Pleasant Area Chamber of Commerce, Mount Pleasant Area Development Commission, Main Street Mount Pleasant and Henry County Tourism – is proud to work alongside local government officials to promote further economic development within the city and its surrounding areas.

Mount Pleasant enjoys an excellent education system. Students build a foundation in the Mount Pleasant Community School District or the Mount Pleasant Christian School. Many then advance to Iowa Wesleyan College or the satellite campus of Southeastern Community College located downtown. The main Southeastern Community College campus in nearby West Burlington, Maharishi University of Management in Fairfield and the world-renowned University of Iowa in Iowa City diversify the higher education opportunities. Henry County Health Center, located in Mount Pleasant, has a reputation as one of the nation’s best managed healthcare complexes and has been designated a Most Wired Hospital several years running. A legion of recreational and cultural activities ranging from boating, biking and camping to theatrical productions, musical presentations and family friendly community events help ensure a healthy lifestyle beyond the hospital walls.

With a dynamic business sector, cultural vibrancy, natural beauty and unrivaled amenities, Mount Pleasant truly offers the All-American lifestyle.

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