The Creston Chamber of Commerce
Welcomes You To Creston, Iowa

Creston is located in the beautiful rolling hillsides of southwest Iowa. As you learn more about Creston we hope you will see all that Creston and the surrounding area have to offer.

As the regional hub of southwest Iowa for business, education, medicine, industry, shopping and recreation, Creston caters to residents and visitors wanting small-town service with big-town products. Creston has many interesting shops where there is always a friendly face and home-town hospitality. 

Creston is a growing community. Since the last census in 2010 Creston has grown by almost 1%.   It is the largest city between Des Moines and Council Bluffs (2010 Census) in southwest Iowa (I - 80 to the North, I - 35 to the East, the Missouri border to the South and the Missouri River to the West. 

A State of Iowa Report, covering 2005 to 2010,  has Creston and Union County as one of the Top 10 fastest growing areas in the State. Our job growth during this time placed second statewide at 10.5%.  

Creston has been recognized as a Certified Connected Community by the State of Iowa.   By receiving this award, Creston has shown through an extensive assessment, our overall broadband and technology  will continue to support economic development and residential quality of life. 

In August of 2015 Creston was ranked as the 14th Best Commuter City in Iowa by Obrella Insider.  The survey considered  Iowa cities whose population exceeded 3,000 at the time of the survey including methods of commuting and a breakdown of commute durations.

Creston is a Home Base Iowa Community. Home Base Iowa's mission is to make Iowa the state of choice for military men and women as they transition to civilian careers.  Home Base Iowa will provide veterans with resources that can open doors to job opportunities, welcoming communities and on-going engagement with the military community. 

We hope you will come and discover the opportunities that await you in Creston, where the attitudes and hospitality of our community welcomes people of all ages. 

Enjoy a video tour of Creston

The Creston Chamber of Commerce Video



Creston Honored as Iowa's Fifth
Certified Connected Community


Learn More
Chamber of Commerce interactive calendar:

All upcoming events can be found on the Creston Chamber of Commerce interactive calendar. If you would like something added to the calendar please email the chamber at : with the information.

Chamber Ribbon Cuttings,
 Coffees and MORE
St. Malachy School
Spaghetti Supper

October 10, 2015
Dinner from 5 to 7 p.m.
Carnival from 5:30 to 7 p.m.
403 West Clark

Precision Optical Group

Salute to Industry Tour

October 13, 2015
701 South Oak
at 10:00 a.m.


Creston: Arts Uptown Gallery

Enjoy art in Uptown Creston.  Each month Creston:Arts will present a new gallery show in the former Water Office at the Restored Depot in Uptown Creston,
116 West Adams Street.  The Gallery Reception for the monthly exhibits is held the first Friday of every month as part of Uptown Creston's First Friday activities
from 6 to 8 p.m.

The October Show is
"The Arts and Fiber Show"


"There's No Place Like Creston for the Holidays"
December 3rd to December 6th
December 12 & 13, 2015


Explosive Fishing in Union County

Please click on the following link for a story, Explosive Fishing in Union County,
 that ran in the March/April issue of the
Iowa Outdoor Magazine.

Creston/Union County Visitor Center

The Creston/Union County Visitor Center located at
636 New York Avenue is now open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and most Saturdays.

For information please call the
Creston Chamber of Commerce at

Union County Historical Village is now closed for the season.

The Historical Village is located at
the south end of McKinley Park.
For additional information or tours
Please call
Dick Anderson at 641-782-4000.

The Creston Farmer's Market
is now closed for the season.

For information, please call Brian at


  Creston Chamber of Commerce    P.O. Box 471, Creston, Iowa 50801      Ph: 641-782-7021   Fax: 641-782-9927   Design: three C design