Economic Gateway http://www.ottumwadevelopment.org Ottumwa Economic Development Corporation News RSS Feed Fri, 25 May 2018 00:07:22 -0700 en-us Governor Reynolds, Lt. Governor Gregg announce nominations for Iowa Opportunity Zones http://www.ottumwadevelopment.org/ottumwa/news/?item=17512 www.ottumwadevelopment.org/ottumwa/news Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 (Des Moines) – Gov. Kim Reynolds and Lt. Gov. Adam Gregg, along with the Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA), announced the 62 Iowa census tract nominations for Opportunity Zones designat... GOVERNOR REYNOLDS, LT. GOVERNOR GREGG ANNOUNCE ENHANCEMENTS TO TARGETED SMALL BUSINESS PROGRAM http://www.ottumwadevelopment.org/ottumwa/news/?item=17426 www.ottumwadevelopment.org/ottumwa/news Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 Governor Reynolds, Lt. Governor Gregg announce enhancements to Targeted Small Business program (DES MOINES, IA) – Gov. Kim Reynolds and Lt. Gov. Adam Gregg, along with the Iowa Economic Devel... Indian Hills Providing Quality Education, Workforce Preparation http://www.ottumwadevelopment.org/ottumwa/news/?item=17408 www.ottumwadevelopment.org/ottumwa/news Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 The cost of attending a traditional four-year college has more than doubled since the 1980s. Today, the average student amasses about $30,000 in debt to obtain a bachelor’s degree. Despite th... Annual State of the Economy Luncheon Coming July 11 http://www.ottumwadevelopment.org/ottumwa/news/?item=17422 www.ottumwadevelopment.org/ottumwa/news Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 Annual State of the Economy luncheon, sponsored by Community 1st Credit Union, & featuring keynote speaker Zach Mannheimer, founder of the Des Moines Social Club, and currently Principal Community... O’Town O’ptomist Economic News, May 2018 http://www.ottumwadevelopment.org/ottumwa/news/?item=17363 www.ottumwadevelopment.org/ottumwa/news Thu, 25 May 3600 15:25:50 -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... Economic Development Organizations Receive Awards for Business Retention and Expansion Efforts http://www.ottumwadevelopment.org/ottumwa/news/?item=17349 www.ottumwadevelopment.org/ottumwa/news Thu, 25 May 7200 15:25:41 -0800 From l-r The Honorable Adam Gregg, Lt. Governor, State of Iowa, Area 15 RPC Executive Director Chris Bowers, City of Ottumwa Mayor Tom Lazio, The Honorable Kim Reynolds, Governor, State of Iowa, Joe R... Community 1st Credit Union Mortgage Originator Peggy Umlauf Recognized by Iowa Mortgage Association http://www.ottumwadevelopment.org/ottumwa/news/?item=17048 www.ottumwadevelopment.org/ottumwa/news Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 OTTUMWA–Community 1st Credit Union mortgage originator Peggy Umlauf was awarded President’s Club status by the Iowa Mortgage Association during the group’s spring conference in ... Ottumwa Awarded $500,000 Grant for Downtown Housing Initiative http://www.ottumwadevelopment.org/ottumwa/news/?item=17047 www.ottumwadevelopment.org/ottumwa/news Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 OTTUMWA-The Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA) recently awarded Ottumwa a $500,000 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) through an Upper Story Housing Pilot Program. Grant funds will be... New Executive Director Hired for Greater Ottumwa Convention and Visitors Bureau http://www.ottumwadevelopment.org/ottumwa/news/?item=17046 www.ottumwadevelopment.org/ottumwa/news Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 OTTUMWA-It is my pleasure to announce that the search committee has hired a new Executive Director for the Greater Ottumwa Convention and Visitors Bureau. A search committee of 8, which consisted of r... Indoor Pools at The Beach Reopening http://www.ottumwadevelopment.org/ottumwa/news/?item=17045 www.ottumwadevelopment.org/ottumwa/news Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 OTTUMWA-The indoor pools at the Beach Ottumwa reopened Saturday, April 7th at 11 am. Recent improvements include new overhead indoor LED lighting, painting of the indoor pools, and new concrete on the... Iowa Sets Ambitious Workforce Education Goals http://www.ottumwadevelopment.org/ottumwa/news/?item=17044 www.ottumwadevelopment.org/ottumwa/news Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 In order to satisfy workforce needs, Iowa is fostering K–12 STEM education and aiming to increase postsecondary education and training via free community college and other measures. Editor&rs... New website promotes Registered Apprenticeships in Iowa http://www.ottumwadevelopment.org/ottumwa/news/?item=17040 www.ottumwadevelopment.org/ottumwa/news Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 A new website launched encourages Iowa employers and job seekers to explore Registered Apprenticeship opportunities. Earnandlearniowa.gov focuses on helping employers understand how a Reg... 25 Best Colleges for Precision Agriculture http://www.ottumwadevelopment.org/ottumwa/news/?item=17039 www.ottumwadevelopment.org/ottumwa/news Thu, 25 May 6800 15:24:46 -0800 Choosing the right college is a process. It’s one that I’m just now embarking on with my teenage daughter. Long before she’ll find herself inundated with acceptance letters (or at le... One Way To Build A Startup Hub: Reduce The Cost Of Prototyping http://www.ottumwadevelopment.org/ottumwa/news/?item=17038 www.ottumwadevelopment.org/ottumwa/news Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 Matt Howard, MD, an accomplished neurosurgeon, professor and Department of Neurosurgery Chair at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, has started four medical device companies. Like many people w... The Best State For Millennials To Gain A Financial Foothold http://www.ottumwadevelopment.org/ottumwa/news/?item=17036 www.ottumwadevelopment.org/ottumwa/news Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 Millennials are struggling to move out of mom and dad’s house. About a third of 18-34 year olds live with parents. In New Jersey, that number is closer to half. Around 1,000 miles away... O’Town O’ptomist Economic News, April 2018 http://www.ottumwadevelopment.org/ottumwa/news/?item=16917 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... Tenco Establishes Endow Iowa Account http://www.ottumwadevelopment.org/ottumwa/news/?item=16121 www.ottumwadevelopment.org/ottumwa/news Thu, 25 May 2400 15:20:58 -0800 OTTUMWA-The Tenco Foundation has recently established an Endow Iowa Account with the Community Foundation of Greater Des Moines that provides an avenue to create a perpetual endowment for Tenco and th... O’Town O’ptomist Economic News, March 2018 http://www.ottumwadevelopment.org/ottumwa/news/?item=16357 www.ottumwadevelopment.org/ottumwa/news Thu, 25 May 9600 15:20:40 -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... Iowa distilleries are thriving under new state law http://www.ottumwadevelopment.org/ottumwa/news/?item=16120 www.ottumwadevelopment.org/ottumwa/news Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 DES MOINES — To honor the anniversary of the first Iowa-made bourbon, Cedar Ridge Winery and Distillery each July hosts a festival on its grounds in Swisher. Thanks to a new state law that al... McCune & Reed: Insuring Ottumwans Since 1960 http://www.ottumwadevelopment.org/ottumwa/news/?item=16123 www.ottumwadevelopment.org/ottumwa/news Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 It can be frustrating to spend money on intangible items such as insurance. But good coverage offers important protection for your most valuable assets. Knowing you’re prepared in the event of a... VIDEO: What's ahead for the Iowa economy in 2018? http://www.ottumwadevelopment.org/ottumwa/news/?item=16117 www.ottumwadevelopment.org/ottumwa/news Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 ... How to raise revenue in Iowa: Create economic growth http://www.ottumwadevelopment.org/ottumwa/news/?item=16116 www.ottumwadevelopment.org/ottumwa/news Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 The Des Moines Register’s Jan. 7 editorial ["Top priority for Iowa: raising state revenue"] argued a top priority for the Legislature is to raise revenues. Iowa is experie... NEW IOWA WINE AND BEER DIRECTORY, UPDATED APP AVAILABLE http://www.ottumwadevelopment.org/ottumwa/news/?item=16115 www.ottumwadevelopment.org/ottumwa/news Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 (Des Moines, IA) – The newest Iowa Wine and Beer directory includes listings for 86 wineries, 79 breweries and 11 distilleries across the state. The 175 directory listings represent a 10 pe... O’Town O’ptomist Economic News, February 2018 http://www.ottumwadevelopment.org/ottumwa/news/?item=15934 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... 2018’s Best & Worst States to Raise a Family http://www.ottumwadevelopment.org/ottumwa/news/?item=15688 www.ottumwadevelopment.org/ottumwa/news Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 Raising a healthy, stable family sometimes requires moving to a new state. And the reasons are often similar: career transitions, better schools, financial challenges or perhaps a general desire to ch...