Economic Gateway http://www.ottumwadevelopment.org Ottumwa Economic Development Corporation News RSS Feed Sun, 20 Jan 2019 17:29:20 -0800 en-us Land Sold: Site Certification Does its Job http://www.ottumwadevelopment.org/ottumwa/news/?item=20028 www.ottumwadevelopment.org/ottumwa/news Fri, 21 Dec 2018 00:00:00 -0800 OTTUMWA – At its regular board of directors meeting October 25, OEDC accepted an offer from Alliant Energy to purchase 12.4 acres in the Helgerson Flats Industrial Site. The two lots, located in... Greater Ottumwa Convention and Visitors Bureau Offers Destination Advocacy and Customer Service Training to the Ottumwa Community http://www.ottumwadevelopment.org/ottumwa/news/?item=20027 www.ottumwadevelopment.org/ottumwa/news Wed, 19 Dec 2018 00:00:00 -0800 OTTUMWA – The Greater Ottumwa Convention and Visitors Bureau is pleased to announce the introduction of their Destination Advocacy Training program. This training program will provide on-site tr... Grant will provide adult day care for disabled http://www.ottumwadevelopment.org/ottumwa/news/?item=20026 www.ottumwadevelopment.org/ottumwa/news Tue, 18 Dec 2018 00:00:00 -0800 OTTUMWA – A $12,500 grant will help Tenco develop a state-certified adult day care program for people with disabilities in Ottumwa, a press release from Tenco Marketing and Development Director ... Open house introduces Ottumwa to Latino organization http://www.ottumwadevelopment.org/ottumwa/news/?item=20025 www.ottumwadevelopment.org/ottumwa/news Mon, 17 Dec 2018 00:00:00 -0800 OTTUMWA – The president of United Auto Workers Local 74 in Ottumwa was more than happy to host an open house for the League of United Latin American Citizens Sunday. “Part of UAW’... Celebration honored credit union executive http://www.ottumwadevelopment.org/ottumwa/news/?item=20024 www.ottumwadevelopment.org/ottumwa/news Fri, 14 Dec 2018 00:00:00 -0800 OTTUMWA — An executive who worked her way up is ready to step down. Teri Ortgies was named chief operating officer for Community 1st Credit Union in 2016, a move that capped her employment. H... Downtown improvement district under consideration http://www.ottumwadevelopment.org/ottumwa/news/?item=20023 www.ottumwadevelopment.org/ottumwa/news Wed, 12 Dec 2018 00:00:00 -0800 OTTUMWA — A self-funded development district for downtown Ottumwa is not a certainty, but did take the first significant step forward Tuesday when the council accepted a petition for the distric... A hands-on way to learn — and get hired http://www.ottumwadevelopment.org/ottumwa/news/?item=20022 www.ottumwadevelopment.org/ottumwa/news Tue, 11 Dec 2018 00:00:00 -0800 OTTUMWA — It may be a surprise to hear apprentice training programs called a new way to learn. But the way apprentice programs work now is much different than the way they were run centuries ago... Charging up: What Iowa will need as it sees more electric vehicles http://www.ottumwadevelopment.org/ottumwa/news/?item=20021 www.ottumwadevelopment.org/ottumwa/news Mon, 10 Dec 2018 00:00:00 -0800 Funding, customer education and partnerships all viewed as key When Roger Brown had his first electric car, a Nissan Leaf, he would have to drive to Cedar Falls — more than 30 miles from his ... Realignment allows focus on innovation and economic development http://www.ottumwadevelopment.org/ottumwa/news/?item=20017 www.ottumwadevelopment.org/ottumwa/news Sun, 09 Dec 2018 00:00:00 -0800 After a recent decision to refocus the Office of the Vice President for Research (VPR) and shift the role of economic development elsewhere within the university, the University of Iowa has appointed ... ENERGY CENTER BOARD APPROVES RULES FOR PROGRAMS TO HELP ADVANCE PROJECTS IN SUPPORT OF THE STATEWIDE ENERGY PLAN http://www.ottumwadevelopment.org/ottumwa/news/?item=20016 www.ottumwadevelopment.org/ottumwa/news Sat, 08 Dec 2018 00:00:00 -0800 Energy Center Board approves rules for programs to help advance projects in support of the statewide energy plan Nov. 7, 2018 (DES MOINES, IOWA) – The Iowa Energy Center (IEC) Board at its qu... Community 1st Credit Union Embraces Diversity http://www.ottumwadevelopment.org/ottumwa/news/?item=19961 www.ottumwadevelopment.org/ottumwa/news Thu, 29 Nov 2018 00:00:00 -0800 U.S. demographics have been rapidly shifting in recent years. According to the Latino Gross Domestic Product (GDP) Report, the non-Hispanic workforce in the U.S. shrank by about 4,000 workers in the f... Land Sold: Site Certification Does its Job http://www.ottumwadevelopment.org/ottumwa/news/?item=19669 www.ottumwadevelopment.org/ottumwa/news Thu, 01 Nov 2018 00:00:00 -0700 At its regular board of directors meeting October 25, OEDC accepted an offer from Alliant Energy to purchase 12.4 acres in the Helgerson Flats Industrial Site. The two lots, located in the northwe... 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, ... 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... Director's Report on Empower Rural Iowa Taskforce http://www.ottumwadevelopment.org/ottumwa/news/?item=20261 www.ottumwadevelopment.org/ottumwa/news Fri, 04 Jan 2019 00:00:00 -0800 There have been a total of three "Ideas Summits" since OEDC executive director Sharon Stroh was appointed to the Governor's Taskforce of Growing Rural Iowa in July, 2018. The challen... Tell Me About Incentives http://www.ottumwadevelopment.org/ottumwa/news/?item=20262 www.ottumwadevelopment.org/ottumwa/news Fri, 04 Jan 2019 00:00:00 -0800 The word "incentive" carries many different definitions, and in speaking it, generates a multitude of different emotions. Here's what I know for sure- The most valuable business incen... Tackling the Talent Shortage http://www.ottumwadevelopment.org/ottumwa/news/?item=20263 www.ottumwadevelopment.org/ottumwa/news Fri, 04 Jan 2019 00:00:00 -0800 One of OEDC's Strategic Priorities continues to be working on methods to increase the skills and talents of its laborshed. This is a necessary function as we compete for more workers to fil...