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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October 22, 2014
Article By: The Des Moines Register | Matthew Patane The state's economic development agency will pitch a new tax credit aimed at biochemical production during Iowa's next legislative session, which begins in January. The tax credit would be geared toward companies that use chemicals derived from ethanol production, but are not used for fuel. "This credit would...
October 15, 2014
Ottumwa Burger King owner Randy Bradley doesn't sell hamburgers with the hope of winning awards, he said. But he's won one anyway. And it's a whopper. During Burger King's corprate gathering last week, national executives announced that the best-run franchise business in the United States and Canada was Bradley's two-store operation with one in Kirksville, Missouri,...