Economic Gateway http://www.ottumwadevelopment.org Ottumwa Economic Development Corporation News RSS Feed Thu, 20 Sep 2018 03:36:09 -0700 en-us Alliant Energy: Helping Grow Local Business and Conserve Energy http://www.ottumwadevelopment.org/ottumwa/news/?item=19131 www.ottumwadevelopment.org/ottumwa/news Mon, 17 Sep 2018 00:00:00 -0700 Alliant Energy provides electricity and natural gas to 83 of Iowa’s 99 counties. Ottumwa is the company’s regional hub for southern Iowa. Alliant Energy employs over 100 people between the... Ottumwa sees trend toward more business openings http://www.ottumwadevelopment.org/ottumwa/news/?item=18839 www.ottumwadevelopment.org/ottumwa/news Mon, 10 Sep 2018 00:00:00 -0700 OTTUMWA — Iowans submitted more business filings this year than any time in state history, Secretary of State Paul Pate announced Thursday. While Ottumwa may not have broken any records, the 50 ... Growing credit union builds corporate offices in Ottumwa http://www.ottumwadevelopment.org/ottumwa/news/?item=18838 www.ottumwadevelopment.org/ottumwa/news Fri, 07 Sep 2018 00:00:00 -0700 OTTUMWA — A local business success story plans to write another chapter that includes the city of its birth. Community 1st Credit Union has begun construction of a central business office, th... Helgerson Flats site almost ready for business http://www.ottumwadevelopment.org/ottumwa/news/?item=18837 www.ottumwadevelopment.org/ottumwa/news Wed, 05 Sep 2018 00:00:00 -0700 OTTUMWA — Even when spending millions of dollars building a new facility, industry investors worry about obstacles. That’s why economic development experts came up with a type of land deal... Solving daycare issues could help economy http://www.ottumwadevelopment.org/ottumwa/news/?item=18836 www.ottumwadevelopment.org/ottumwa/news Mon, 03 Sep 2018 00:00:00 -0700 OTTUMWA — When the day care group met last month at the Area Education Agency, they knew they were talking about the economy, not a babysitting service. What they may not have realized was one d... Iowa’s Job Numbers ahead of national average http://www.ottumwadevelopment.org/ottumwa/news/?item=18835 www.ottumwadevelopment.org/ottumwa/news Fri, 31 Aug 2018 00:00:00 -0700 The national unemployment rate rose from 3.8 to 4 percent in June, but for the state of Iowa it remains at 2.7 percent. Locally, the figures for Buchanan and Fayette Counties are near the state unempl... Paul Pate: Record number of businesses starting in Iowa http://www.ottumwadevelopment.org/ottumwa/news/?item=18834 www.ottumwadevelopment.org/ottumwa/news Wed, 29 Aug 2018 00:00:00 -0700 Iowa has a strong history of robust public-private partnerships that work collaboratively to help businesses grow and create economic opportunity for Iowans. Small business is the backbone of our econ... AN IMPARTIAL ANALYSIS OF IOWA’S BIOSCIENCE STRENGTHS http://www.ottumwadevelopment.org/ottumwa/news/?item=18833 www.ottumwadevelopment.org/ottumwa/news Tue, 28 Aug 2018 00:00:00 -0700 The state of Iowa commissioned TEConomy Partners to conduct a thorough analysis of its bioscience capabilities.  The resulting report, "Iowa Bioscience Development:  Core Competenc... State of the Economy Address Garners High Praise from Attendees http://www.ottumwadevelopment.org/ottumwa/news/?item=18700 www.ottumwadevelopment.org/ottumwa/news Tue, 14 Aug 2018 00:00:00 -0700 Following OEDC's recent State of the Economy address, attendees were polled with the question "What were your first impressions of the presentation?" Overwhelmingly, the words creative, ... MidAmerican Energy Company Powering Economic Growth http://www.ottumwadevelopment.org/ottumwa/news/?item=18212 www.ottumwadevelopment.org/ottumwa/news Wed, 11 Jul 2018 00:00:00 -0700 MidAmerican Energy Company has a local service center in Ottumwa and provides natural gas to area residents and businesses. But the company does a lot more than serve Ottumwa’s energy needs. ... OEDC Receives John Deere Foundation Grant http://www.ottumwadevelopment.org/ottumwa/news/?item=18203 www.ottumwadevelopment.org/ottumwa/news Tue, 10 Jul 2018 00:00:00 -0700 In June, OEDC was awarded $59,000 to financially support two OEDC projects: a Target Industry Study and Marketing/Communications Plan for OEDC. The Target Industry Study is currently being conducte... Ottumwa Awarded $500,000 Grant for Downtown Housing Initiative http://www.ottumwadevelopment.org/ottumwa/news/?item=17520 www.ottumwadevelopment.org/ottumwa/news Fri, 15 Jun 2018 00:00:00 -0700 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=17519 www.ottumwadevelopment.org/ottumwa/news Thu, 14 Jun 2018 00:00:00 -0700 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... Tenco Celebrates Success at Annual Awards Banquet http://www.ottumwadevelopment.org/ottumwa/news/?item=17518 www.ottumwadevelopment.org/ottumwa/news Tue, 12 Jun 2018 00:00:00 -0700 A crowd of nearly 450 attended the Annual Tenco Awards Banquet on Friday evening at the Bridge View Center, in this Tenco’s 53rd Anniversary of service to people with disabilities.  Th... Hometown Rewards Kicks Off in Ottumwa http://www.ottumwadevelopment.org/ottumwa/news/?item=17517 www.ottumwadevelopment.org/ottumwa/news Mon, 11 Jun 2018 00:00:00 -0700 OTTUMWA  – Alliant Energy and the Ottumwa Hometown Rewards Steering Committee partnered to bring Hometown Rewards to Ottumwa. The great opportunity was kicked off with a celebration on... New Bagel Restaurant Set to Open in Ottumwa http://www.ottumwadevelopment.org/ottumwa/news/?item=17516 www.ottumwadevelopment.org/ottumwa/news Tue, 05 Jun 2018 00:00:00 -0700 OTTUMWA-The wait for bagels is over! The Blaine’s Bagels at 101 South Market Street, in downtown Ottumwa opened their doors to the public. Blaine’s Bagels is a dream come true for co-... Community 1st Credit Union 2018 Scholarship Program Awards $42,000 to Area Graduates http://www.ottumwadevelopment.org/ottumwa/news/?item=17515 www.ottumwadevelopment.org/ottumwa/news Mon, 04 Jun 2018 00:00:00 -0700 OTTUMWA – Community 1st Credit Union 2018 Scholarships totaling $42,000 were awarded to 19 area high school seniors in May. The credit union has announced the recipients of two... UPDATED: 5 THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT IOWA’S REVAMPED TARGETED SMALL BUSINESS PROGRAM http://www.ottumwadevelopment.org/ottumwa/news/?item=17514 www.ottumwadevelopment.org/ottumwa/news Thu, 31 May 2018 00:00:00 -0700 Update: A new online application makes it easier than ever to apply to the Targeted Small Business program. In addition, it's now simple to find certified Targeted Small Businesses ... Even In Small Towns, Downtowns Are Hot Again http://www.ottumwadevelopment.org/ottumwa/news/?item=17513 www.ottumwadevelopment.org/ottumwa/news Mon, 28 May 2018 00:00:00 -0700 City cores throughout the country have been in the midst of an influx of new residents. It’s a trend well-reported in Chicago, Houston, Seattle and so many more of the nation’s metropolise... Governor Reynolds, Lt. Governor Gregg announce nominations for Iowa Opportunity Zones http://www.ottumwadevelopment.org/ottumwa/news/?item=17512 www.ottumwadevelopment.org/ottumwa/news Fri, 25 May 2018 00:00:00 -0700 (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 Fri, 18 May 2018 00:00:00 -0700 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 Mon, 14 May 2018 00:00:00 -0700 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... O’Town O’ptomist Economic News, May 2018 http://www.ottumwadevelopment.org/ottumwa/news/?item=17363 www.ottumwadevelopment.org/ottumwa/news Sat, 05 May 2018 00:00:00 -0700 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 Fri, 04 May 2018 00:00:00 -0700 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, 02 May 2018 00:00:00 -0700 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 ...