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O’Town O’ptomist Economic News, May 2018

Saturday, May 05, 2018

OEDC is committed to promoting the overall economic health of Ottumwa and Wapello County by expanding and retaining business and industry, assisting in the development...
Indoor Pools at The Beach Reopening

Friday, April 27, 2018

OTTUMWA-The indoor pools at the Beach Ottumwa reopened Saturday, April 7th at 11 am. Recent improvements include new overhead indoor LED lighting, painting of the...
Iowa Sets Ambitious Workforce Education Goals

Thursday, April 26, 2018

In order to satisfy workforce needs, Iowa is fostering K–12 STEM education and aiming to increase postsecondary education and training via free community college and...
New website promotes Registered Apprenticeships in Iowa

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

A new website launched encourages Iowa employers and job seekers to explore Registered Apprenticeship opportunities. Earnandlearniowa.gov focuses on helping employers understand how a Registered Apprenticeship Program works, the...
25 Best Colleges for Precision Agriculture

Monday, April 23, 2018

Choosing the right college is a process. It’s one that I’m just now embarking on with my teenage daughter. Long before she’ll find herself inundated...
O’Town O’ptomist Economic News, April 2018

Sunday, April 08, 2018

OEDC is committed to promoting the overall economic health of Ottumwa and Wapello County by expanding and retaining business and industry, assisting in the development...
Tenco Establishes Endow Iowa Account

Friday, March 09, 2018

OTTUMWA-The Tenco Foundation has recently established an Endow Iowa Account with the Community Foundation of Greater Des Moines that provides an avenue to create a...
O’Town O’ptomist Economic News, March 2018

Wednesday, March 07, 2018

OEDC is committed to promoting the overall economic health of Ottumwa and Wapello County by expanding and retaining business and industry, assisting in the development...
McCune & Reed: Insuring Ottumwans Since 1960

Monday, March 05, 2018

It can be frustrating to spend money on intangible items such as insurance. But good coverage offers important protection for your most valuable assets. Knowing...
How to raise revenue in Iowa: Create economic growth

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

The Des Moines Register’s Jan. 7 editorial ["Top priority for Iowa: raising state revenue"] argued a top priority for the Legislature is to raise revenues. Iowa is experiencing...
O’Town O’ptomist Economic News, February 2018

Saturday, February 03, 2018

OEDC is committed to promoting the overall economic health of Ottumwa and Wapello County by expanding and retaining business and industry, assisting in the development...
2018’s Best & Worst States to Raise a Family

Monday, January 29, 2018

Raising a healthy, stable family sometimes requires moving to a new state. And the reasons are often similar: career transitions, better schools, financial challenges or...
Home Base Iowa welcomes community

Monday, January 22, 2018

OTTUMWA — It took time, and effort, but the community has achieved Home Base Iowa status. Organizers have set a schedule for a public ceremony...
Iowa again leads US in graduation rates

Monday, January 15, 2018

Four-year graduation rates in Iowa once again lead among the nation's public school systems, with Bettendorf, North Scott and Pleasant Valley districts tracking above the...
O’Town O’ptomist Economic News, January 2018

Sunday, January 07, 2018

OEDC is committed to promoting the overall economic health of Ottumwa and Wapello County by expanding and retaining business and industry, assisting in the development...
Grocery open: For how long?

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Owner fears loss in African population By MARK NEWMAN Courier staff writer OTTUMWA — A new grocery is expanding the tastes available for residents of Wapello County. For...
O’Town O’ptomist Economic News, November 2017

Wednesday, November 01, 2017

OEDC is committed to promoting the overall economic health of Ottumwa and Wapello County by expanding and retaining business and industry, assisting in the development...
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