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...
Helgerson Flats site almost ready for business

Wednesday, September 05, 2018

OTTUMWA — Even when spending millions of dollars building a new facility, industry investors worry about obstacles. That’s why economic development experts came up with...

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

The state of Iowa commissioned TEConomy Partners to conduct a thorough analysis of its bioscience capabilities.  The resulting report, "Iowa Bioscience Development:  Core Competency Analysis, Platform...
OEDC Receives John Deere Foundation Grant

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

In June, OEDC was awarded $59,000 to financially support two OEDC projects: a Target Industry Study and Marketing/Communications Plan for OEDC. The Target Industry Study 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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