Economic Gateway http://www.ottumwadevelopment.org Ottumwa Economic Development Corporation News RSS Feed Thu, 21 Mar 2019 08:55:23 -0700 en-us Ottumwa is Home to Newest Iowa Certified Site http://www.ottumwadevelopment.org/ottumwa/news/?item=20555 www.ottumwadevelopment.org/ottumwa/news Wed, 06 Mar 2019 00:00:00 -0800     March 5, 2019 – (DES MOINES) Today, the Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA) announced that Helgerson Flats Industrial Center located in Ottumwa is the latest indu... Better Block makes Main Street's year-end list http://www.ottumwadevelopment.org/ottumwa/news/?item=20356 www.ottumwadevelopment.org/ottumwa/news Wed, 13 Feb 2019 00:00:00 -0800 OTTUMWA — Ottumwa’s better block made Main Street’s blog better. The National Main Street Organization listed its Top Five Blog Posts of 2018, and Ottumwa was right at the top of ... See how Ottumwa looks to the internet http://www.ottumwadevelopment.org/ottumwa/news/?item=20355 www.ottumwadevelopment.org/ottumwa/news Mon, 11 Feb 2019 00:00:00 -0800 OTTUMWA — With the world wide web, travelers no longer need a brochure to find out what a potential destination looks like. But that means Ottumwa needs to look good when it pops up on the inter... New mall tenants take their shot with laser tag http://www.ottumwadevelopment.org/ottumwa/news/?item=20353 www.ottumwadevelopment.org/ottumwa/news Fri, 08 Feb 2019 00:00:00 -0800 OTTUMWA — A conversation with friends led Shawn Osborne to consider becoming a business owner. The New Year’s Eve launch of Gamertag made him one. Read full article. ... Local museum hires professional historian http://www.ottumwadevelopment.org/ottumwa/news/?item=20352 www.ottumwadevelopment.org/ottumwa/news Wed, 06 Feb 2019 00:00:00 -0800 OTTUMWA — Since 1959, the Wapello County Historical Society has protected some of the area's oldest treasures. But they've decided to kick off 2019 with something new: the first full-tim... Economic development kicks off council's year http://www.ottumwadevelopment.org/ottumwa/news/?item=20351 www.ottumwadevelopment.org/ottumwa/news Mon, 04 Feb 2019 00:00:00 -0800 The biggest steps forward may not come from the council. Sharon Stroh, director of the Ottumwa Economic Development Corp., said she plans to review OEDC’s progress. That could include Helgerson ... Workforce Automation: Scary Threat or Major Opportunity? http://www.ottumwadevelopment.org/ottumwa/news/?item=20350 www.ottumwadevelopment.org/ottumwa/news Fri, 01 Feb 2019 00:00:00 -0800 Despite dire predictions that robots and automation will displace workers, studies predict automation and robotics will actually create more — but different — jobs than they displace. Y... Five Tips for Successful Economic Development Collaboration http://www.ottumwadevelopment.org/ottumwa/news/?item=20342 www.ottumwadevelopment.org/ottumwa/news Wed, 30 Jan 2019 00:00:00 -0800 As your company deals with EDOs, transparency and collaboration are necessary to maintain trust on both sides of the table. Today’s real estate decision-makers are faced with a barrage of eco... Fitzgerald: Worker, housing shortages are obstacles in rural Iowa http://www.ottumwadevelopment.org/ottumwa/news/?item=20341 www.ottumwadevelopment.org/ottumwa/news Mon, 28 Jan 2019 00:00:00 -0800 MANSON — Their colorful, custom-cut benches may be popular around town, but Fitzgerald Industries’ primary business is building things for animal processing operations. Gov. Kim Reynold... Iowa's Unemployment Rate Remains at 2.4 Percent http://www.ottumwadevelopment.org/ottumwa/news/?item=20340 www.ottumwadevelopment.org/ottumwa/news Fri, 25 Jan 2019 00:00:00 -0800 Iowa’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate remained at 2.4 percent in November. The state’s jobless rate was 2.9 percent one year ago. The U.S. unemployment rate remained at 3.7 percent ... Modern Apprenticeships – An Industry-Driven Solution to Closing the Skills Gap http://www.ottumwadevelopment.org/ottumwa/news/?item=20339 www.ottumwadevelopment.org/ottumwa/news Wed, 23 Jan 2019 00:00:00 -0800 Think that apprenticeships can’t work in innovative industries? Think again. Innovative programs are proving that modern apprenticeships work in industries such as cybersecurity, finance, softwa... Iowa: Cultivating Growth in Bioprocessing http://www.ottumwadevelopment.org/ottumwa/news/?item=20338 www.ottumwadevelopment.org/ottumwa/news Mon, 21 Jan 2019 00:00:00 -0800 By Debi Durham, Director, Iowa Economic Development Authority Special to The Digest For all the things people immediately associate with Iowans (which generally includes cornfields), being bo... Elliott Oil Company: More than 50 Years of Serving Ottumwa & SE Iowa http://www.ottumwadevelopment.org/ottumwa/news/?item=20344 www.ottumwadevelopment.org/ottumwa/news Mon, 21 Jan 2019 00:00:00 -0800 When Jim Elliott founded a small fuel distribution company in Ottumwa in 1961 as a tank wagon fuel delivery driver, he couldn’t have known it would become a multigenerational business that would... Land Sold: Site Certification Does its Job http://www.ottumwadevelopment.org/ottumwa/news/?item=20028 www.ottumwadevelopment.org/ottumwa/news Fri, 21 Dec 2018 00:00:00 -0800 OTTUMWA – At its regular board of directors meeting October 25, OEDC accepted an offer from Alliant Energy to purchase 12.4 acres in the Helgerson Flats Industrial Site. The two lots, located in... Greater Ottumwa Convention and Visitors Bureau Offers Destination Advocacy and Customer Service Training to the Ottumwa Community http://www.ottumwadevelopment.org/ottumwa/news/?item=20027 www.ottumwadevelopment.org/ottumwa/news Wed, 19 Dec 2018 00:00:00 -0800 OTTUMWA – The Greater Ottumwa Convention and Visitors Bureau is pleased to announce the introduction of their Destination Advocacy Training program. This training program will provide on-site tr... Grant will provide adult day care for disabled http://www.ottumwadevelopment.org/ottumwa/news/?item=20026 www.ottumwadevelopment.org/ottumwa/news Tue, 18 Dec 2018 00:00:00 -0800 OTTUMWA – A $12,500 grant will help Tenco develop a state-certified adult day care program for people with disabilities in Ottumwa, a press release from Tenco Marketing and Development Director ... Open house introduces Ottumwa to Latino organization http://www.ottumwadevelopment.org/ottumwa/news/?item=20025 www.ottumwadevelopment.org/ottumwa/news Mon, 17 Dec 2018 00:00:00 -0800 OTTUMWA – The president of United Auto Workers Local 74 in Ottumwa was more than happy to host an open house for the League of United Latin American Citizens Sunday. “Part of UAW’... Celebration honored credit union executive http://www.ottumwadevelopment.org/ottumwa/news/?item=20024 www.ottumwadevelopment.org/ottumwa/news Fri, 14 Dec 2018 00:00:00 -0800 OTTUMWA — An executive who worked her way up is ready to step down. Teri Ortgies was named chief operating officer for Community 1st Credit Union in 2016, a move that capped her employment. H... Downtown improvement district under consideration http://www.ottumwadevelopment.org/ottumwa/news/?item=20023 www.ottumwadevelopment.org/ottumwa/news Wed, 12 Dec 2018 00:00:00 -0800 OTTUMWA — A self-funded development district for downtown Ottumwa is not a certainty, but did take the first significant step forward Tuesday when the council accepted a petition for the distric... A hands-on way to learn — and get hired http://www.ottumwadevelopment.org/ottumwa/news/?item=20022 www.ottumwadevelopment.org/ottumwa/news Tue, 11 Dec 2018 00:00:00 -0800 OTTUMWA — It may be a surprise to hear apprentice training programs called a new way to learn. But the way apprentice programs work now is much different than the way they were run centuries ago... Charging up: What Iowa will need as it sees more electric vehicles http://www.ottumwadevelopment.org/ottumwa/news/?item=20021 www.ottumwadevelopment.org/ottumwa/news Mon, 10 Dec 2018 00:00:00 -0800 Funding, customer education and partnerships all viewed as key When Roger Brown had his first electric car, a Nissan Leaf, he would have to drive to Cedar Falls — more than 30 miles from his ... Realignment allows focus on innovation and economic development http://www.ottumwadevelopment.org/ottumwa/news/?item=20017 www.ottumwadevelopment.org/ottumwa/news Sun, 09 Dec 2018 00:00:00 -0800 After a recent decision to refocus the Office of the Vice President for Research (VPR) and shift the role of economic development elsewhere within the university, the University of Iowa has appointed ... ENERGY CENTER BOARD APPROVES RULES FOR PROGRAMS TO HELP ADVANCE PROJECTS IN SUPPORT OF THE STATEWIDE ENERGY PLAN http://www.ottumwadevelopment.org/ottumwa/news/?item=20016 www.ottumwadevelopment.org/ottumwa/news Sat, 08 Dec 2018 00:00:00 -0800 Energy Center Board approves rules for programs to help advance projects in support of the statewide energy plan Nov. 7, 2018 (DES MOINES, IOWA) – The Iowa Energy Center (IEC) Board at its qu... Community 1st Credit Union Embraces Diversity http://www.ottumwadevelopment.org/ottumwa/news/?item=19961 www.ottumwadevelopment.org/ottumwa/news Thu, 29 Nov 2018 00:00:00 -0800 U.S. demographics have been rapidly shifting in recent years. According to the Latino Gross Domestic Product (GDP) Report, the non-Hispanic workforce in the U.S. shrank by about 4,000 workers in the f... Land Sold: Site Certification Does its Job http://www.ottumwadevelopment.org/ottumwa/news/?item=19669 www.ottumwadevelopment.org/ottumwa/news Thu, 01 Nov 2018 00:00:00 -0700 At its regular board of directors meeting October 25, OEDC accepted an offer from Alliant Energy to purchase 12.4 acres in the Helgerson Flats Industrial Site. The two lots, located in the northwe...