Welcome to our Economic Development Portal
At Ottumwa Economic Development Corporation (OEDC) we are committed to economic development in the Cities of Ottumwa, Blakesburg, Eldon, Eddyville, and Wapello County. This site is intended to be a comprehensive resource for site selectors and new and existing businesses.
Whether you are a local company or a business looking for a new location, OEDC can provide information about financial resources, government advocacy, building and land inventories, economic and demographic information, as well as assistance with labor training resources. OEDC strives to develop and implement programs designed to promote startup, relocation, expansion and retention of business in the Ottumwa/Wapello County area.
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April 14, 2014
Article By: Mark Newman | Courier Staff Writer OTTUMWA — Some residents say they've seen big improvements at Ottumwa High School. The man credited with leading the way is now being recognized at the state level. Mark Hanson, principal of Ottumwa High School, is a finalist for Principal of the Year through the School Administrators of Iowa agency. "We're very excited that he has been named as a...
April 10, 2014
Article By: Josh Vardaman | Ottumwa Courier OTTUMWA — Saturday was a special day for the Ottumwa Job Corps Center, as U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez, U.S. Senator Tom Harkin and U.S. Representative Dave Loebsack came for a tour of the facility and to speak about the importance of Job Corps centers. Before each of them had a chance to speak in front of guests and...