Ringgold County Development Corporation

It is RCDC’s mission to strengthen the economic well-being of Ringgold County through a commitment to business and industrial recruitment and retention; fostering a teleworking community that encourages professional growth and success; promoting recreation and tourism; and collaborating with local, regional, and state governments, as well as with our local schools and other area resources. 


RCDC provides economic vitality throughout the county, focusing on key priorities supported by county-wide business and industry, educational and financial institutions, healthcare organizations, member investors and government partners. We strive to meet these needs by providing skilled workforce initiatives that support diverse job opportunities and increasing capital investment and growth of county-wide valuation—by focusing our efforts on talent development and workforce needs, housing development and rehabilitation, business recruitment, retention and expansion, small business and entrepreneurial development, downtown redevelopment, transportation, advanced fiber and technological infrastructure development, renewable and sustainable practices and programs, tourism and people attraction, mentoring and leadership development and engagement, and overall improved quality of life for all citizens in Ringgold County and our Southwest Iowa region.


  • Ringgold County Board of Supervisors
  • Town of Mount Ayr
  • ISU Extension-Ringgold County

RCDC Investors

Achiever, $5,500+

  • SCICF-Ringgold County

Innovator, $4,000-$5,499

  • Great Western Bank

Investor, $2,500-$3,999

  • City State Bank
  • Mike and Donna Kemery
  • LFI – Longfellow Foundation, Inc.

Developer, $1,000-$2,499

  • Help Youth Pod- Ringgold County
  • Regan Main
  • Mount Ayr Record News
  • James L. Pederson, P.C.
  • Splash’n Dash Carwash & Fireworks
  • Southwest Iowa Rural Electric Cooperative
  • US Bank

Community Partner, $25-$999

  • Abstract and Tile Co.
  • Advanced Business Solutions
  • Daily Flair Boutique
  • Dick and Donna Elliott
  • Farm Bureau Financial Services-Julie Davison and Jason Butler
  • Steve Fetty Tax Accounting LLC
  • Wm H. French Agency
  • Crae and Jodie Geist
  • Ron and Martha Landphair
  • Mount Ayr Chamber of Commerce
  • Mount Ayr Inn
  • Nickell Services
  • Page County State Bank
  • Ringgold Insurance Services
  • Roberts Auto Inc.
  • Salon Blush, Brenna Hoepker


  • Regan Main, President
  • Dick Elliott, Vice-President
  • Tracy Barnes, Treasurer
  • Paul Glendenning, Secretary
  • Justin Akers
  • Kim Greenland
  • Kelly Main
  • Jim Pedersen
  • Sandy Pierschbacher
  • Cody Shay
  • Brent Wise


Ringgold County Development Corporation was established in 1960. At that time the membership fee was $5, which has continued over time. Please contact the Development Director to purchase a membership and help grow Ringgold County.

Annual Meeting

The annual meeting for Ringgold County Development Corporation is the second Wednesday of September.

Contact Us

Ms. Jodie Geist, Executive Director
Ringgold County Development Corporation
117 S. Fillmore Street
Mount Ayr, IA 50854

Website: ringgolddevelopment.org
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ringgoldco/