Along Interstate 80 between Omaha, Nebraska and Des Moines, Iowa, national company construction and development is more than ready for aggressive investment. Walnut's outstanding interstate location and national tourism attraction make this the perfect location to develop.
Governor Terry Branstad stated at the 1996 Fall Tourism Conference that Walnut is recognized both nationally and internationally as a top tourist attraction for the state of Iowa. Motorcoach traffic and tours stopping in Walnut have increased significantly each year. Walnut provides a welcome center as a place for visitors and tourists to relax between shopping and sight seeing.
Walnut is located close to several other top ranked tourist attractions. The area attracts over 10,000,000 visitors annually within a 50 mile radius.
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Walnut Area Development Association (WADA)
The Walnut Area Development Association is a nonprofit volunteer organization dedicated to economic development in and around Walnut, a small city located on Interstate 80 in western Iowa. During the past decade this organization and its predecessors have transformed Walnut from a rather obscure, small, rural community with a questionable future, into one of the Upper Midwest's premier tourist attractions. The original vision for the area has been fulfilled. The purpose of this site is to present statistics, relevant facts, incentives and other rationale to the potential partners we might ask to help us fulfill our next vision, which involves commercial and industrial development.
For more information, contact the Walnut Area Development Association at:
P.O. Box 232
Walnut, IA 51577
Ed Ransom 712-784-3892