Glenwood/Mills County Chamber of Commerece

On behalf of the Glenwood/Mills County Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development Foundation, I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your interest in the Glenwood/Mills County Area!

Mills County has a population of approximately 15,500 people. About 5,400 live in Glenwood, another approximately 6,000 people live among the numerous housing developments that are part of the Glenwood Community School District, and the remaining residents live in Malvern, Pacific Junction, Silver City, Emerson, Hastings, Henderson, Mineola and rural Mills County. We are located approximately 20 miles southeast of the Omaha/Council Bluffs metropolitan area and the nation’s crossroads of Interstates 80 and 29. Our greatest assets are our location, our enchanting landscapes, and our people. We take pride in the strong work ethic and sense of community you will find in Mills County.

We believe we have “The Best of Both Worlds!”

Mills County is located in southwest Iowa, bordered by the Missouri River and the beautiful Loess Hills on the west and the Nishna Botna River and rolling hills on the east. A national Scenic Byway designation was given to Highway 275 which passes through Glenwood from north to south. The Glenwood/Mills County area offers trails and fishing at various spots in the Loess Hills, encompassing close to 3,000 acres of conservation and recreational lands. The Wabash Trace Trail starts to the north of Mills County and meanders through Mineola, Silver City, and Malvern. From early spring through late fall, bicycle riders & walkers enjoy the scenic countryside of Mills County. Glenwood is home to the Native American Earth Lodge, the Mills County Historical Museum, and the Davies Amphitheater, all located at the beautiful Glenwood Lake Park. We also have the Barton Theater which features local talent in several productions each year and Leadership Through Drama which provides students with opportunities to develop leadership skills through self-expression and drama. Visitors are drawn to the charm of the town square in Glenwood. Rural Hastings is home to the Indian Creek Historical Museum. Malvern is home to the Mills County Fair, Viner’s Toy Museum and historical homes. Each community has something unique to offer!

Whether you are a visitor, looking to locate here, a new resident, looking to locate a business here, or a Mills County native, please feel free to contact our office via e-mail at, by phone at 713.527.3298, or access our website at Visit for more community information.


Linda Washburn, Executive Director
Glenwood/Mills County Chamber of Commerce & Economic Development Foundation


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