The city of Decorah is located in the county of Winneshiek. It covers a total area of 18.23 sq. km. The economy of the city revolves around industries involved in aviation, automotive, finance, construction, dairy, household cleaning, pharmaceuticals, furniture, health, hotel, industrial and commercial machinery, shipping services, publishing, real estate and scrap metal, contribute to the local economy in a positive way. Commercial spaces are utilized by truck repair services, thrift shops, resale shops, parks and libraries.