The city of Emmetsburg is located in the county of Palo Alto. It covers a total area of 10.28 sq. km. Industries related to aviation, automotive, finance, construction, apparel, commercial printing, pharmaceuticals, farm equipment, freight forwarding, propane gas, hotel, industrial and commercial machinery, insurance, oil and lubrication, optical goods, publishing, real estate and telecommunication, contribute to the local economy in a positive way. Commercial spaces are utilized by restaurants, roadside services, educational institutions and parking lot stations.