Ottumwa Economic Development Corp…
…is committed to promoting the overall economic health of the region through quality jobs, livable wages, and vibrant neighborhoods. We serve the Wapello County communities of Ottumwa, Agency, Blakesburg, Chillicothe, Eddyville, Eldon, and Kirkville, although we are also active in the six county region of Southeast Iowa.
Ottumwans enjoy a robust public transit system, fiber optic broadband, updated roads and bridges, active rail lines, and connections to both state and national highways such as US 34, US 63, IA 149, and the Des Moines to Burlington Expressway; and we’re within an hour’s drive from the Avenue of the Saints (St. Louis to St. Paul corridor).
As home to the likes of Cargill, John Deere, and the Iowa Bioprocessing Center- a 1600 acre, $1.5 billion agricultural complex- our area is an ideal location for growth and prosperity. Feel free to browse the website, and if you have questions, or more interest, give us a call.
January 30, 2015
If you think your tax dollars are the only money helping to fuel the city of Ottumwa, think again. In the upcoming fiscal year, only $4,859,336 is the projected revenue from Ottumwa taxpayers. The rest of the city's revenue will come from special taxes, permits, licenses, inspections and fees. Click here for the complete article.
January 22, 2015
How much corn does Iowa produce? In 2014, Iowa corn farmers grew almost 2.4 billion bushels of corn on 13.2 million acres of land (Source: USDA). The 2015 projections state Iowa will grow over 2.3 billion bushels of corn on 12.6 million acres of land (Source: PRX). Click here to view the complete article.