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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...
Iowa: Cultivating Growth in Bioprocessing

Monday, January 21, 2019

By Debi Durham, Director, Iowa Economic Development Authority Special to The Digest For all the things people immediately associate with Iowans (which generally includes cornfields), being boastful isn’t...
Land Sold: Site Certification Does its Job

Friday, December 21, 2018

OTTUMWA – At its regular board of directors meeting October 25, OEDC accepted an offer from Alliant Energy to purchase 12.4 acres in the Helgerson...
Celebration honored credit union executive

Friday, December 14, 2018

OTTUMWA — An executive who worked her way up is ready to step down. Teri Ortgies was named chief operating officer for Community 1st Credit Union...
A hands-on way to learn — and get hired

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

OTTUMWA — It may be a surprise to hear apprentice training programs called a new way to learn. But the way apprentice programs work now...
Community 1st Credit Union Embraces Diversity

Thursday, November 29, 2018

U.S. demographics have been rapidly shifting in recent years. According to the Latino Gross Domestic Product (GDP) Report, the non-Hispanic workforce in the U.S. shrank...
Land Sold: Site Certification Does its Job

Thursday, November 01, 2018

At its regular board of directors meeting October 25, OEDC accepted an offer from Alliant Energy to purchase 12.4 acres in the Helgerson Flats Industrial...
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...
Tell Me About Incentives

Friday, January 04, 2019

The word "incentive" carries many different definitions, and in speaking it, generates a multitude of different emotions. Here's what I know for sure- The most valuable...
Tackling the Talent Shortage

Friday, January 04, 2019

One of OEDC's Strategic Priorities continues to be working on methods to increase the skills and talents of its laborshed. This is a necessary function as...
Featured Investor 

Friday, January 04, 2019

Reece Funeral Home               “We choose to support Ottumwa Economic Development Corporation because we see the benefits it provides to our community.  Inspiring economic stability and growth...
EPA Announces Brownfields Grant Program

Thursday, December 06, 2018

On November 28, 2018 the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released new Request for Proposals & Application Guidelines to officially open the FY 2019 Brownfields Multipurpose,...
Featured Investor 

Thursday, December 06, 2018

   Ottumwa Radio Group    As a local business who operates in, and pays taxes in the city of Ottumwa and Wapello County, I feel it is important...
Conference Exceeds Expectations

Thursday, December 06, 2018

(by Sharon Stroh)      It's been several years since I was this impressed with a conference.  Certainly Chicago in the winter is not an easy draw, but...
Featured Investor 

Thursday, November 01, 2018

The Optical Shoppe has been on Main St. in Ottumwa since 1972, and investing in Ottumwa Economic Development Corp. for well over a decade. Dr....
Bio Mass World Congress in Iowa for 2019

Monday, October 08, 2018

The Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) announced the selection of Des Moines, Iowa, as the location for the 2019 BIO World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology. The event...
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