About Us

MISSION STATEMENT Ottumwa Economic Development Corporation is committed to promoting the overall economic health of Ottumwa and Wapello County by expanding and retaining industry, assisting in the development of a quality workforce, and supporting vibrant community improvement projects which will inspire additional growth.

THE OTTUMWA ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION (OEDC) was formed in 1963 and has worked closely with the city, county and state leaders to make Ottumwa more attractive to businesses for 54 years. A nonprofit corporation that supports and promotes responsible economic development, OEDC's board and staff are comprised of a diverse group of management and business professionals.

OEDC is funded from a combination of sources including the City of Ottumwa, Wapello County, the City of Blakesburg, City of Eldon, City of Eddyville and a number of private investors.

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.

Give us a call at (641) 682-3465.

OEDC is a knowledgeable voice with current information and forecasts.


An organization with all the knowledge and resources to guide you along the road to success.


Committed to economic growth in Ottumwa and Wapello County.


50 years of continuous service to the community.


An economic development program recognized as professional in every manner.

Ottumwa Economic Development Corporation 217 East Main Street Ottumwa, IA  52501
Phone 641.682.3465 Fax 641.682.3466