Fort Dodge is our home, a community with a big heart and a robust spirit. A place where big city opportunities unite with small town values. A community with a warm and welcomingatmosphere, friendly neighborhoods and caring citizens who enjoy an excellent quality of life. It is a place where citizens feel a sense of belonging, nurtured by a community spirit that fosters individual initiative while cultivating the importance of working together for the common good.
Located in the beautiful Des MoinesRiver Valley, Fort Dodge is a community with character and integrity; a familyfriendly city of more than 26,000 peoplewho enjoy excellent schools, safe neighborhoods and quality health care.Grounded in traditional Midwestern values, Fort Dodge is a city with a rich heritage and an abiding respect for its history that celebrates its traditions with charming community celebrations and cultural events.
With an entrepreneurial spirit and a vision for growth and prosperity, Fort Dodge serves as a regional business center for retail shopping,entertainment, financial services, education, and health care. Fort Dodge’s business community is a cross section of large companies and small businesses offering an enterprising mix of retail, manufacturing, financial services,transportation, agricultural and service industries.
The “Heart” of Fort Dodge is its people; friendly, caring and talented people who share an abiding respect for each other and a human touch that creates a rich and thriving place for people to live, work, recreate and raise their families. It is a community that knows its future is based on the development of its young people and its ability to provide them with the greatest opportunities to reach their full potential.Founded in a spirit of hope and promise, Fort Dodge is a city that welcomes new opportunities with a sense of urgency,embracing the future with a progressive and optimistic attitude. A faithful and wholesome community, Fort Dodge embraces a spirit of connectedness that makes it the special place that it is our home.