OEDC Investment Proposition

Mission Statement

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

OEDC strives to be transparent and accountable for its programs, including the Five Strategic Priorities for 2018-2019 fiscal year:

  1. Site development & Preparation
  2. Targeted Industry Recruitment
  3. Existing Business Retention & Expansion
  4. Navigation Assistance for Financing Business Growth
  5. Talent Strategies


  • We continually work to prepare industrial sites to meet the needs of prospective tenants and growing businesses through development and certification.
  • We work to fill industrial sites/buildings by targeting the types of industries identified through our 2018 Targeted Industry Study and other compatible businesses.
  • We meet with our major employers to explore and address their retention and expansion opportunities or challenges.
  • We direct and assist new and expanding major businesses to help them navigate the financial support mechanisms available for their qualifying project needs.
  • We monitor and make referrals regarding talent issuse to meet needs of business and industry.

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Ottumwa Economic Development Corporation 217 East Main Street Ottumwa, IA  52501
Phone 641-682-3465 Fax 641-682-3466 | info@ottumwaiowa.com