Economic Gateway http://www.ottumwadevelopment.org Ottumwa Economic Development Corporation News RSS Feed Tue, 23 Jul 2019 21:28:38 -0700 en-us Strategizing for Ottumwa’s Growth http://www.ottumwadevelopment.org/ottumwa/news/?item=21000 www.ottumwadevelopment.org/ottumwa/news Fri, 21 Jun 2019 00:00:00 -0700 The Ottumwa Economic Development Corporation (OEDC) is committed to promoting the overall economic health of Ottumwa and Wapello County, IA. We undertake a range of economic development activities tha... Ottumwa will host economic development conference http://www.ottumwadevelopment.org/ottumwa/news/?item=20953 www.ottumwadevelopment.org/ottumwa/news Fri, 07 Jun 2019 00:00:00 -0700 You could forgive Sharon Stroh for being a bit excited about the announcement this week that Professional Developers of Iowa will have its fall 2020 conference in Ottumwa. It’s not every day you... Talent Attraction Initiative Launched http://www.ottumwadevelopment.org/ottumwa/news/?item=20896 www.ottumwadevelopment.org/ottumwa/news Tue, 21 May 2019 00:00:00 -0700 Regional Partnership Aims to Help Increase Workforce Availability Ottumwa, IA – A regional partnership group made up of economic developers, chamber directors and staff from Indian Hills Comm... Spotlighting Economic Developers in May http://www.ottumwadevelopment.org/ottumwa/news/?item=20849 www.ottumwadevelopment.org/ottumwa/news Wed, 01 May 2019 00:00:00 -0700 May 6-11 is International Economic Development Week (EDW). The International Economic Development Council created this week in 2016 to help raise awareness. Since economic developers often operate beh... 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... Former Mercy Medical Complex Seeks Tenants http://www.ottumwadevelopment.org/ottumwa/news/?item=21024 www.ottumwadevelopment.org/ottumwa/news Wed, 03 Jul 2019 00:00:00 -0700 Community Healthcare Trust (CHCT) based in Franklin, Tennessee has property available within Ottumwa Regional Healthcare Center available for lease. Located at 1005-1007 Pennsylvania Ave., this 32,283... OEDC-CVB Partnership Garners 2020 Conference  http://www.ottumwadevelopment.org/ottumwa/news/?item=21025 www.ottumwadevelopment.org/ottumwa/news Wed, 03 Jul 2019 00:00:00 -0700   Professional Developers of Iowa (PDI) recently announced that Ottumwa will host the 2020 fall conference. This statewide event will take place            &nbs... State of the Economy Brings Connectivity & Artificial Intelligence Together http://www.ottumwadevelopment.org/ottumwa/news/?item=21014 www.ottumwadevelopment.org/ottumwa/news Wed, 03 Jul 2019 00:00:00 -0700 There is a HUGE digital transformation taking place around the world right now, but Ottumwa feels it most right here- at home. Guest Speaker Christian Renaud will be the keynote speaker at OEDC's ... Land Sale to Alliant Energy Finalized http://www.ottumwadevelopment.org/ottumwa/news/?item=21015 www.ottumwadevelopment.org/ottumwa/news Wed, 03 Jul 2019 00:00:00 -0700 OEDC finalized the sale of its first property in Helgerson Flats to Iowa Power & Light (Alliant Energy) on June 11.  Although originally proposed to purchase two lots for a total of nearly 12... OEDC Welcomes Vermeer to Ottumwa http://www.ottumwadevelopment.org/ottumwa/news/?item=20928 www.ottumwadevelopment.org/ottumwa/news Tue, 04 Jun 2019 00:00:00 -0700 Late in the afternoon of July 19, 2018, Vermeer Corporation, based in Pella, experienced the devastating effects of an EF-3 tornado. Plant 5 and 6, along with the waste management facility, were a... BIO World Congress Coming to Des Moines; Tour Coming to Eddyville http://www.ottumwadevelopment.org/ottumwa/news/?item=20929 www.ottumwadevelopment.org/ottumwa/news Tue, 04 Jun 2019 00:00:00 -0700 For the first time in history, Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) is bringing its World Congress to Iowa. Des Moines will be hosting the BIO event, which annually attracts about 1,000 in... Large Warehouse in Industrial Park Available in August http://www.ottumwadevelopment.org/ottumwa/news/?item=20940 www.ottumwadevelopment.org/ottumwa/news Tue, 04 Jun 2019 00:00:00 -0700 Located in OEDC's Industrial Park, the facility, which has 176,000 square feet available, will be vacated August 1. Owner open to subdivide. Concrete block and steel walls, steel columns, metal ba... Let Us Surprise You! http://www.ottumwadevelopment.org/ottumwa/news/?item=20943 www.ottumwadevelopment.org/ottumwa/news Tue, 04 Jun 2019 00:00:00 -0700 Major League Eating Champion Crowned                                           ... Fifth Year for Educators in the Workplace http://www.ottumwadevelopment.org/ottumwa/news/?item=20858 www.ottumwadevelopment.org/ottumwa/news Mon, 06 May 2019 00:00:00 -0700 Participants engaged in Educators in the Workplace, designed especially for teachers, counselors and administrators, will gain exposure to diverse workplaces in the region. Designed as an alternative ... Annual Business Meeting of Investors Coming in June http://www.ottumwadevelopment.org/ottumwa/news/?item=20859 www.ottumwadevelopment.org/ottumwa/news Mon, 06 May 2019 00:00:00 -0700 ...