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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June 16, 2014
Article By: Ottumwa Courier | Josh Vardaman OTTUMWA — Since 2006, the Main Street Ottumwa program has helped to link organizations in the downtown district with funding and education to help with some of the city’s biggest projects. The efforts Main Street Ottumwa has made have not gone unnoticed within the Main Street Iowa program, and they...
May 20, 2014
Article By: Ottumwa Courier | Josh Vardaman OTTUMWA — Something that could be thrown by the wayside when discussing the renovations to a downtown district like Ottumwa’s is the safety and aesthetic appeal of parking lots. The advancements that have been made in the 300 block of Main Street in Ottumwa, such as the KMGO building, Appanoose...