Economic Gateway http://www.ottumwadevelopment.org Ottumwa Economic Development Corporation News RSS Feed Wed, 17 Jan 2018 19:52:39 -0800 en-us Iowa again leads US in graduation rates http://www.ottumwadevelopment.org/ottumwa/news/?item=15590 www.ottumwadevelopment.org/ottumwa/news Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 Four-year graduation rates in Iowa once again lead among the nation's public school systems, with Bettendorf, North Scott and Pleasant Valley districts tracking above the state average. "W... California Is Plenty Green But Iowa Has the Cleanest Power http://www.ottumwadevelopment.org/ottumwa/news/?item=15589 www.ottumwadevelopment.org/ottumwa/news Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 California may be America’s clean-energy capital, but let’s give Iowa and North Dakota some credit too. Aggressive environmental polices under Governor Jerry Brown have given rise to va... O’Town O’ptomist Economic News, January 2018 http://www.ottumwadevelopment.org/ottumwa/news/?item=15482 www.ottumwadevelopment.org/ottumwa/news Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 OEDC is committed to promoting the overall economic health of Ottumwa and Wapello County by expanding and retaining business and industry, assisting in the development of a quality workforce, and supp... Grocery open: For how long? http://www.ottumwadevelopment.org/ottumwa/news/?item=15267 www.ottumwadevelopment.org/ottumwa/news Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 Owner fears loss in African population By MARK NEWMAN Courier staff writer OTTUMWA — A new grocery is expanding the tastes available for residents of Wapello County. For how long, however... O’Town O’ptomist Economic News, December 2017 http://www.ottumwadevelopment.org/ottumwa/news/?item=15046 www.ottumwadevelopment.org/ottumwa/news Mon, 17 Jan 4400 15:12:37 -0800 OEDC is committed to promoting the overall economic health of Ottumwa and Wapello County by expanding and retaining business and industry, assisting in the development of a quality workforce, and supp... Buildings that need the most renovation http://www.ottumwadevelopment.org/ottumwa/news/?item=14796 www.ottumwadevelopment.org/ottumwa/news Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 MARK NEWMAN Ottumwa Courier staff writer OTTUMWA — In less than two weeks, four addresses have changed owners in a single block. The hope is to continue to improve downtown Ottumwa. Sean Fla... Many Cultures, One Workforce http://www.ottumwadevelopment.org/ottumwa/news/?item=14705 www.ottumwadevelopment.org/ottumwa/news Mon, 17 Jan 0000 15:10:56 -0800 On an average day, the workers at JBS Pork in Ottumwa, Iowa process 20,500 hogs. Their hard work feeds 80 million people each week in 26 different countries. The JBS facility in Ottumwa employs 2,4... O’Town O’ptomist Economic News, November 2017 http://www.ottumwadevelopment.org/ottumwa/news/?item=14604 www.ottumwadevelopment.org/ottumwa/news Mon, 17 Jan 9600 15:09:51 -0800 OEDC is committed to promoting the overall economic health of Ottumwa and Wapello County by expanding and retaining business and industry, assisting in the development of a quality workforce, and supp... Leadership Now Conference Coming to Bridge View Center http://www.ottumwadevelopment.org/ottumwa/news/?item=14461 www.ottumwadevelopment.org/ottumwa/news Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 OTTUMWA-The fifth annual regional leadership conference, Leadership Now, will be held on Thursday, Nov. 9, from 8:45 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Bridge View Center in Ottumwa. The conference is... Greater Ottumwa Partners in Progress Appoints NEW CEO http://www.ottumwadevelopment.org/ottumwa/news/?item=14365 www.ottumwadevelopment.org/ottumwa/news Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 16, 2017, Ottumwa, IA - Greater Ottumwa Partners in Progress (GOPIP) is pleased to announce and welcome TJ Heller as the organization’s first Chief Executive Off... Better Block http://www.ottumwadevelopment.org/ottumwa/news/?item=14322 www.ottumwadevelopment.org/ottumwa/news Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 Visit Downtown Tonight to see Ottumwa’s potential Temporary changes are like a dress rehearsal for improvements By MARK NEWMAN Ottumwa Courier staff writer This evening around 5 p.m., sev... Store will be a third larger than before http://www.ottumwadevelopment.org/ottumwa/news/?item=14235 www.ottumwadevelopment.org/ottumwa/news Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 By MARK NEWMAN Ottumwa Courier staff writer OTTUMWA — Beginning 9 a.m. Friday, ALDI will offer grocery shoppers a fresh experience as it officially reopens its Ottumwa store, located on Quin... O’Town O’ptomist Economic News, October 2017 http://www.ottumwadevelopment.org/ottumwa/news/?item=14236 www.ottumwadevelopment.org/ottumwa/news Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 OEDC is committed to promoting the overall economic health of Ottumwa and Wapello County by expanding and retaining business and industry, assisting in the development of a quality workforce, and supp... Better Block Party set for Oct. 12-15 to showcase downtown http://www.ottumwadevelopment.org/ottumwa/news/?item=14182 www.ottumwadevelopment.org/ottumwa/news Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 A preview of possibilities  By WINONA WHITAKER Courier staff writer OTTUMWA — The rebuilding of downtown Ottumwa won’t happen without people who have a vision. Main Street... Legacy Youth Alliance http://www.ottumwadevelopment.org/ottumwa/news/?item=14166 www.ottumwadevelopment.org/ottumwa/news Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 By WINONA WHITAKER Courier staff writer OTTUMWA — The newest Legacy grant committee will accept applications for its first grants beginning Saturday. The first grant cycle for t... City struggles with placarded buildings http://www.ottumwadevelopment.org/ottumwa/news/?item=14167 www.ottumwadevelopment.org/ottumwa/news Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800   RAZE? REHAB?  City struggles with placarded buildingsMore than 150 properties on list By MATT MILNER Managing Editor The popular image of a placarded home in Ottumwa is a re... Manson: No student is ‘illegal’ http://www.ottumwadevelopment.org/ottumwa/news/?item=14019 www.ottumwadevelopment.org/ottumwa/news Mon, 17 Jan 9200 15:06:40 -0800 District votes to protect DACA kids, their info By MARK NEWMAN Courier staff writer OTTUMWA — Regardless of where they were born, or what language they speak, or who their parents are, ch... Reality show zooms into town http://www.ottumwadevelopment.org/ottumwa/news/?item=14020 www.ottumwadevelopment.org/ottumwa/news Mon, 17 Jan 9200 15:06:40 -0800 Leaders: Make city look good on Fireball run By MARK NEWMAN Courier staff writer OTTUMWA — Having rally cars race though Wapello County is interesting, and having a TV show filming here a... Public Safety http://www.ottumwadevelopment.org/ottumwa/news/?item=13922 www.ottumwadevelopment.org/ottumwa/news Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 By MATT MILNER Managing Editor OTTUMWA — Firefighters, police officers and their supporters packed the Ottumwa council chambers for the second time in less than a month Tuesday, pushing the ... IHCC expands health services http://www.ottumwadevelopment.org/ottumwa/news/?item=13776 www.ottumwadevelopment.org/ottumwa/news Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 New provider allows more patients to be seen on campus By MARK NEWMAN Courier staff writer OTTUMWA — Providing medical services for more than 4,000 students and hundreds of employees at I... Survey results guide design http://www.ottumwadevelopment.org/ottumwa/news/?item=13697 www.ottumwadevelopment.org/ottumwa/news Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 By MARK NEWMAN Courier staff writer OTTUMWA — After asking hundreds of people what they’d like to see downtown, planners are getting a picture of what our perfect business district wou... O’Town O’ptomist Economic News, September 2017 http://www.ottumwadevelopment.org/ottumwa/news/?item=13641 www.ottumwadevelopment.org/ottumwa/news Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 OEDC is committed to promoting the overall economic health of Ottumwa and Wapello County by expanding and retaining business and industry, assisting in the development of a quality workforce, and supp... Loebsack visits Ottumwa Tuesday http://www.ottumwadevelopment.org/ottumwa/news/?item=13573 www.ottumwadevelopment.org/ottumwa/news Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 Rep. Dave Loebsack will be in Ottumwa Tuesday for a pair of business-focused visits as part of this “Iowa First” tour. Loebsack’s first stop is at 1 p.m. at Plastipak Packaging. P... Planner wants you out for a stroll http://www.ottumwadevelopment.org/ottumwa/news/?item=13544 www.ottumwadevelopment.org/ottumwa/news Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 Urban bike trail improvement goal: no headaches By MARK NEWMAN Courier staff writer OTTUMWA — To go from one place in Ottumwa to the next shouldn’t always need the use of a motor ve... Investor is eyeing new concept for old St. Joe’s http://www.ottumwadevelopment.org/ottumwa/news/?item=13545 www.ottumwadevelopment.org/ottumwa/news Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 Blackbird concept involves taking down structure By MARK NEWMAN Courier staff writer OTTUMWA — An investor’s original idea to turn the old St. Joseph’s Hospital into high qual...