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 31, 2014
OTTUMWA — It's been a while since a shop in Ottumwa specialized in made-from-scratch donuts. "They can taste the difference," said Main Street Donuts co-owner John Tauchen, pointing at the calm but steady stream of customers. "All our donuts are made from scratch in our own kitchen." He and his wife Lynne completely renovated a building he...
October 27, 2014
The Iowa Tourism Office and Travel Federation of Iowa lauded Ottumwa and Wapello County for the "Outstanding Niche Market Initiative" at the annual Iowa Tourism Awards on Thursday. The initiative award recognized the pitch video designed to persuade the English folk-rock band Mumford and Sons to select Ottumwa as a future site of its "Gentleman of...