Welcome to our Economic Development Portal
At Ottumwa Economic Development Corporation (OEDC) we are committed to economic development in the Cities of Ottumwa, Blakesburg, Eldon, Eddyville, and Wapello County. This site is intended to be a comprehensive resource for site selectors and new and existing businesses.
Whether you are a local company or a business looking for a new location, OEDC can provide information about financial resources, government advocacy, building and land inventories, economic and demographic information, as well as assistance with labor training resources. OEDC strives to develop and implement programs designed to promote startup, relocation, expansion and retention of business in the Ottumwa/Wapello County area.
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March 03, 2014
Article By: Ottumwa Courier | Josh Vardaman OTTUMWA — The Ottumwa City Council held a special meeting Monday night at 5 p.m. at City Hall in order to have work sessions on several important items. The meeting was not held to act on any of the items, only to gather more information. The items for discussion in the meeting included the level of signing authority for the...
February 25, 2014
Article By: Ottumwa Courier | Josh Vardaman OTTUMWA — The regular meeting of the Ottumwa City Council on Tuesday night at City Hall was anything but regular, with two department reports highlighting the short agenda. After the consent agenda was approved by council members, Larry Seals, director of Public Works for the city, and Mark Eckman, director of the Ottumwa Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB), gave updates...