Economic Gateway http://www.ottumwadevelopment.org Ottumwa Economic Development Corporation News RSS Feed Tue, 26 Sep 2017 07:50:21 -0700 en-us MARKETWATCH: THIS IS THE BEST STATE IN THE U.S. TO PURSUE THE AMERICAN DREAM http://www.ottumwadevelopment.org/ottumwa/news/?item=13871 www.ottumwadevelopment.org/ottumwa/news Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 Looking for a state with a high quality of life and a realistic path to homeownership? Iowa could be the place. In fact, MarketWatch reported that, with 13.5 percent of homeowners under ... 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 ... Capitol Theater’s Blast from the Past http://www.ottumwadevelopment.org/ottumwa/news/?item=13623 www.ottumwadevelopment.org/ottumwa/news Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 The Capitol Theater Project sponsored by the Ottumwa Regional Legacy Foundation has been well underway. The Capri and Capitol Theaters are becoming the Ottumwa Theater, but did you know of their past ... 3rd Annual Nonprofit Summit Coming to Ottumwa http://www.ottumwadevelopment.org/ottumwa/news/?item=13872 www.ottumwadevelopment.org/ottumwa/news Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 OTTUMWA-For the third year in a row the Southeast Iowa Nonprofit Summit will be providing much needed assistance to nonprofits from across the state.  The Summit begins at 8:00 a.m. on September ... 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... Explore Ottumwa Online http://www.ottumwadevelopment.org/ottumwa/news/?item=13622 www.ottumwadevelopment.org/ottumwa/news Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 The city of Ottumwa and its surrounding areas have a lot to offer. Visitors, newcomers, and even long-time residents can always find something new to explore in the way of nature, theater, great food,... 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... Ottumwa Holiday Nights and Lights Event is Still Glowing Strong http://www.ottumwadevelopment.org/ottumwa/news/?item=13621 www.ottumwadevelopment.org/ottumwa/news Tue, 26 Sep 8400 15:04:50 -0800 The Holiday Nights and Lights event has been illuminating Ottumwa since 2005. It starts the week of Thanksgiving and lasts to the beginning of January, raising money and holiday spirit. Viewers dri... 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... IowaWorks of Southern Iowa Job Fair November 11 in Fairfield http://www.ottumwadevelopment.org/ottumwa/news/?item=13141 www.ottumwadevelopment.org/ottumwa/news Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 Last year, over 300 people attended the IowaWorks of Southern Iowa Job Fair. It is coming around again in November, and it is an opportunity not to be missed. IowaWorks of Southern Iowa is dedicated t... 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... Renovating Main street one project at a time. http://www.ottumwadevelopment.org/ottumwa/news/?item=13140 www.ottumwadevelopment.org/ottumwa/news Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 Five areas were selected in an upper floor housing case study done by the Iowa Economic Development Authority, these areas faced specific challenges and needed solutions. An example of an upper floor ... Record number of businesses open in 2017 http://www.ottumwadevelopment.org/ottumwa/news/?item=13494 www.ottumwadevelopment.org/ottumwa/news Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 By MARK NEWMAN Courier staff writer OTTUMWA — The community may have lost some big stores, but the smaller, locally owned businesses have quietly increased. It’s the same story statewi... Owners confident about mall http://www.ottumwadevelopment.org/ottumwa/news/?item=13496 www.ottumwadevelopment.org/ottumwa/news Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 New Jersey realtors see interest in available spaces By MARK NEWMAN Courier staff writer OTTUMWA — Though specifics won’t be released until contracts are signed, the Quincy Place Ma... Iowa’s biggest agriculture and food production industries http://www.ottumwadevelopment.org/ottumwa/news/?item=13139 www.ottumwadevelopment.org/ottumwa/news Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 JBS meat processing company and Cargill Corn Milling Inc continue to serve communities in Iowa    JBS takes over Cargill Meat Solutions in Ottumwa. Cargill Meat Solutions completed the sa... New Ottumwa tourism director named http://www.ottumwadevelopment.org/ottumwa/news/?item=13387 www.ottumwadevelopment.org/ottumwa/news Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 OTTUMWA — Under the past leadership of Mark Eckman and Abby Kisling, the Greater Ottumwa Convention and Visitors Bureau has become a major player in the travel and tourism industry. A new direct... Renewable Energy and Pollution Control: Major Iowa Priorities http://www.ottumwadevelopment.org/ottumwa/news/?item=13138 www.ottumwadevelopment.org/ottumwa/news Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 Renewable energy is a popular topic anywhere across the country these days. The state of Iowa is no exception. According to Iowaseta.org, solar power is gaining ground across Iowa. After a series o... ROARING GOOD TIME http://www.ottumwadevelopment.org/ottumwa/news/?item=13316 www.ottumwadevelopment.org/ottumwa/news Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 New putt-putt business already starting to draw families By MARK NEWMAN Courier staff writer OTTUMWA — If you really focus on your next putt, you’ll barely notice the roar behind yo... Big-ticket projects dominate council http://www.ottumwadevelopment.org/ottumwa/news/?item=13301 www.ottumwadevelopment.org/ottumwa/news Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 Infrastructure projects planned By MATT MILNER Managing Editor OTTUMWA — Another light agenda allowed the city council to sprint through its Tuesday meeting, but some big-ticket projects ... ALDI will close for part of remodel http://www.ottumwadevelopment.org/ottumwa/news/?item=13302 www.ottumwadevelopment.org/ottumwa/news Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 Temporary shutdown won’t start until end of the month By MARK NEWMAN Courier staff writer OTTUMWA — Loyal customers of ALDI grocery store should stock up or be prepared to drive a b... O’Town O’ptomist Economic News, August 2017 http://www.ottumwadevelopment.org/ottumwa/news/?item=13303 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... Downtown activities through Main Street program improve Ottumwa http://www.ottumwadevelopment.org/ottumwa/news/?item=12823 www.ottumwadevelopment.org/ottumwa/news Tue, 26 Sep 4400 15:01:48 -0800 From Challenge Grant to Art in the Alley-Main Street has new life. The Challenge Grant program was started in 2002 Since the program began it has invested over $4 million in 83 projects throughout ... More stores wanted in Eldon http://www.ottumwadevelopment.org/ottumwa/news/?item=13245 www.ottumwadevelopment.org/ottumwa/news Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 Could spend $10M per year if places to shop By MARK NEWMAN Courier staff writer ELDON — Business gurus have lots of advice, but one of the most basic tips is this: Find a need and fill it...