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Spotlighting Economic Developers in May

Wednesday, May 01, 2019

May 6-11 is International Economic Development Week (EDW). The International Economic Development Council created this week in 2016 to help raise awareness. Since economic developers...
Ottumwa is Home to Newest Iowa Certified Site

Wednesday, March 06, 2019

    March 5, 2019 – (DES MOINES) Today, the Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA) announced that Helgerson Flats Industrial Center located in Ottumwa is the latest industrial...
Better Block makes Main Street's year-end list

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

OTTUMWA — Ottumwa’s better block made Main Street’s blog better. The National Main Street Organization listed its Top Five Blog Posts of 2018, and Ottumwa was...
See how Ottumwa looks to the internet

Monday, February 11, 2019

OTTUMWA — With the world wide web, travelers no longer need a brochure to find out what a potential destination looks like. But that means...
Local museum hires professional historian

Wednesday, February 06, 2019

OTTUMWA — Since 1959, the Wapello County Historical Society has protected some of the area's oldest treasures. But they've decided to kick off 2019 with...
Economic development kicks off council's year

Monday, February 04, 2019

The biggest steps forward may not come from the council. Sharon Stroh, director of the Ottumwa Economic Development Corp., said she plans to review OEDC’s...
Iowa's Unemployment Rate Remains at 2.4 Percent

Friday, January 25, 2019

Iowa’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate remained at 2.4 percent in November. The state’s jobless rate was 2.9 percent one year ago. The U.S. unemployment rate...
Former Mercy Medical Complex Seeks Tenants

Wednesday, July 03, 2019

Community Healthcare Trust (CHCT) based in Franklin, Tennessee has property available within Ottumwa Regional Healthcare Center available for lease. Located at 1005-1007 Pennsylvania Ave., this...
OEDC-CVB Partnership Garners 2020 Conference 

Wednesday, July 03, 2019

  Professional Developers of Iowa (PDI) recently announced that Ottumwa will host the 2020 fall conference. This statewide event will take place         ...
Land Sale to Alliant Energy Finalized

Wednesday, July 03, 2019

OEDC finalized the sale of its first property in Helgerson Flats to Iowa Power & Light (Alliant Energy) on June 11.  Although originally proposed to...
OEDC Welcomes Vermeer to Ottumwa

Tuesday, June 04, 2019

Late in the afternoon of July 19, 2018, Vermeer Corporation, based in Pella, experienced the devastating effects of an EF-3 tornado. Plant 5 and 6,...
Let Us Surprise You!

Tuesday, June 04, 2019

Major League Eating Champion Crowned                                                 Champion Joey...
Fifth Year for Educators in the Workplace

Monday, May 06, 2019

Participants engaged in Educators in the Workplace, designed especially for teachers, counselors and administrators, will gain exposure to diverse workplaces in the region. Designed as...
Featured Investor 

Monday, May 06, 2019

Manpower Manpower is a Global company but has a strong focus on supporting our local communities where our branches reside.  We didn’t think twice about partnering...
NEW Investors at OEDC!

Friday, April 05, 2019

OEDC welcomes the following new investors:  Job Corps- Job Corps is a tuition-free training and education program that connects eligible young men and women with the skills...
OEDC / Region Offers Scholarship to EntreFest

Friday, April 05, 2019

As one of its Strategic Priorities to promote Entrepreneurship through resource and referral, OEDC and Opportunity Squared are offering TWO registrations to EntreFest May 16-17...
State of Entrepreneurship / 2019

Friday, April 05, 2019

(source: The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation) [In their opinion]  Too many communities concentrate on attracting businesses from afar instead of growing them at home. In a...
Featured Investor 

Thursday, March 07, 2019

Elliott Oil Being a local business in Ottumwa and Wapello County since 1961, Elliott Oil Co. proudly supports OEDC as both a leader and partner in...
OEDC Board, Guests Tour JBS Pork

Thursday, March 07, 2019

   JBS Plant Manager Troy Mulgrew will tell you the "dark days are over" and that JBS is a safe, open, and welcoming company that plays a...
Brochure Outlines Local, State Incentives

Thursday, March 07, 2019

  There's a new brochure in town, and it may be one of the most critical documents produced by OEDC in recent years.  Simple, but powerful....
OEDC Hits Grant Milestone

Thursday, March 07, 2019

In a recent report, OEDC board members learned that in the past five years, over $720,00 in grants has been awarded to the corporation. Amounts...
Featured Investor   

Monday, February 04, 2019

Peoples State Bank Founded in 1987, Peoples State Bank is a locally owned, independent community bank with locations in Albia and Ottumwa, Iowa.   Peoples State Bank is...
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