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.
April 14, 2015
Eldon's most famous residence, the American Gothic House, opened its doors to the public for the first time Saturday morning. Since it aaas built in the mid 19th century, the property provided a home to many families before being added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1974. To view the complete article, please click...
April 09, 2015
John Deere has been named to the Forbes magazine list of America's Best Employers. Deere was 38th among 500 companies included in the recently announced ranking based on independent research of American employees working for large U.S. Organizations or U.S. Divisions of international firms. Click here for the complete article.