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!
September 02, 2014
Article By: Sharon Stroh, Executive Director of Ottumwa Economic Development Corportion Something happened in 1956 that started a movement which would eventually damage the appeal of American main streets and downtowns for several decades-we fell victim to the allure of a new phenomenon called “The Mall.” Where once our downtowns were the center of commerce, business...
August 26, 2014
Article By: Ottumwa Courier Online | Laura Carrell OTTUMWA — Ideas for the two downtown theaters have been coming hot and heavy, and Sunday afternoon's steamy open house was no exception. New Ottumwans, those who have come to town from countries around the world, were invited to tour the Capri and Capitol theaters at the corner of...