A merged chamber of commerce and economic development group.
Benefits of Business in Vinton
Wise investments in essential infrastructure, a vibrant retail district, exceptional entertainment and recreational facilities, accessible quality healthcare, and new educational facilities make Vinton the ideal location for your business!
In the last decade, Vinton has invested wisely in infrastructure and it has paid dividends in providing our downtown business district a thriving retail and service economy.
Exceptional Educational Facilities
Vinton Shellsburg Community School District
In October 2004, the Vinton-Shellsburg school district passed a $15.1 million bond issue for construction of a new high school in Vinton and various improvements to other buildings.
In November 2018, Tilford Elementary was named a 2018 National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence. This honor is one that only 6 out of 1,300 schools in Iowa achieved, we are all proud of the work being done at Tilford by all of the students and staff. Go Vikings!
Kirkwood Community College
With the continued support and partnership of the Vinton Kirkwood Community College campus, our educational system will continue to provide a stable, well-educated, and motivated workforce for your business.
Accessible High-Quality Healthcare
Virginia Gay Hospital is an independent, community supported nonprofit hospital created in 1923 by the trust of Virginia Walcutt Gay. Today Virginia Gay Hospital and Clinics provide 24/7 emergency services, acute care, general surgery, specialty care, therapy services, imaging, home health, and long term care. The hospital also serves a vital role as Benton County’s public health service. Virginia Gay serves the needs of Benton County with family medical clinics in Vinton, Atkins, Urbana and Van Horne. Visit myvgh.org to learn more.
Arts, Entertainment and Recreation
An investment in The Palace Theatre renovation has resulted in record-breaking attendance and revenue year after year since its completion in 1999.
Vinton has an exceptional Parks & Recreation program that continues to expand with the recent Play Vinton Project. This fundraising initiative resulted in a new playground in Riverside Park, replacing the decades-old “wooden castle.” Plans also include a Natural Playscape in Riverside Park in Spring 2019 as well as a splash pad in Kiwanis Park in 2019.