Our business-friendly, pro-development county and quality educational opportunities work together to provide an atmosphere for growth and enhancement. Harrison County offers plenty for the outdoor enthusiast. Trails, camping, hunting, fishing, antiquing and unique shops can be found throughout the area. From attractions and entertainment to manufacturing and education, we are committed to offering a quality of life that is second to none.
County Veteran Offices
IowaWORKS Centers are committed to providing quality employment services to all military service members and their spouses. All veterans and their spouse may be eligible for priority service. Please let a team member know upon check-in of your veteran status. IowaWORKS Centers provide a full range of job/career assistance. Individual services include:
- Career counseling and job search skills development
- Help locating employment and Registered Apprenticeship opportunities
- Academic skill testing and hands-on computer classes
- Creating resumes/cover letters and interview preparation
Iowa National Guard Services
Iowa Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR)
Non-Profit Statewide Veteran Support Organizations
An Introduction to CHAMPs
Iowa's Certified Higher Academic Military Partners (CHAMPs) offer higher education incentives to qualified veterans, their spouses and dependents. Benefits include in-state tuition rates, on-campus support, credit for military courses and special financial considerations.
There are currently no CHAMPs partners located in this county. Please check surrounding communities for CHAMPs offering online programs.
Harrison County Veteran Incentives
Home Base Iowa communities offer valuable incentives for veterans who relocate to their community. Please contact the community point of contact or county veteran director for more information.
Desoto National Wildlife Refuge. Free Park access to eligible Veterans and Gold Star Families
Harrison County Veteran Relief Program. Assists eligible Veterans with Food, Utilities, Lodging, Rent, Prescription and Cremation/Burial costs.
Jim Wood Aquatic Center. Military Family Season Ticket $95.00 inc. tax (active duty only)
Missouri Valley Times- 50% off 1 year subscription on Veterans Day for Veterans & Spouses
America Best Value Inn- 15% off stay for Veterans and Active-Duty Military
Desoto Inn and Suites- 10% off stay for Veterans and Active-Duty Military
Willow Lake Recreation Area
11,900 acres of Loess Hills State Forest
18 Different Attractions and Agritourism
3 Golf Courses
Annual Community Celebrations
Located between the Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA Metropolitan Area and The Sioux City MSA
Home Base Iowa Statewide Veteran Incentives
The Home Base Iowa Act positions Iowa as a leader in respect, support and employment of veterans through a public-private partnership. The Iowa Legislature passed the Act in a broad bi-partisan manner and then Governor Terry E. Branstad signed it into law on Memorial Day, 2014. The Act contains the following incentives:
- Military Pensions exempt from state income tax
- $5,000 grant toward the purchase of a home
- Permissive veteran preference in employment
- Search/view Iowa businesses committed to hiring veterans
- Automatic in-state tuition at state universities and community colleges for qualified veterans and their dependents
- View the complete list state veteran benefits
- 100% disabled veterans can qualify to pay no property tax