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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April 16, 2014
Article By: Laura Carrell | Ottumwa Courier OTTUMWA — Are you ready for worldwide recognition? Is the world ready for you? In just three days, southern Iowans will have the opportunity to audition for the 16th season of CBS' Big Brother television show. An open casting call has been scheduled from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Bridge View Center. Hopefuls will be taped answering a...
April 14, 2014
Article By: Mark Newman | Courier Staff Writer OTTUMWA — Some residents say they've seen big improvements at Ottumwa High School. The man credited with leading the way is now being recognized at the state level. Mark Hanson, principal of Ottumwa High School, is a finalist for Principal of the Year through the School Administrators of Iowa agency. "We're very excited that he has been named as a...