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.
Ottumwa Featured on the TODAY Show!
November 08, 2013
by Richard Barrington | MoneyRates.com Senior Financial Analyst, CFA Where should a young person go today to make his or her fortune? With student loan burdens soaring and youth unemployment rates in the double-digits, this isn't an easy question to answer. There are plenty of obvious candidates, such as the traditional youth meccas of New York and California. But what if you ignored the clichés and considered...
October 29, 2013
By LAURA CARRELL Courier staff writer OTTUMWA — It may have been a cold, windy morning, but the groundbreaking at the Indian Hills Regional Business Incubator at the college’s north campus Friday was designed to the light the fire underneath the local economy. Serving entrepreneurs of IHCC’s 10-county area, the incubator will be both a physical location for small businesses to grow and a resource for support services,...