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 23, 2014
Article by: Laura Carrell | Ottumwa Courier OTTUMWA — The newly renovated Pothoven Academic SUCCESS Center at Indian Hills Community College is advancing the idea that it's perfectly all right for students to ask for help. "Struggling is noble and normal for academics," SUCCESS Center Director Daniel Aucutt explained. "Our culture has gotten to where we want the easy way, but there is no easy way to...
April 21, 2014
Article By: Josh Vardaman | Ottumwa Courier OTTUMWA — The City of Ottumwa is currently in the process of constructing a fence surrounding the runway at the Ottumwa Regional Airport, and the process could get easier at Tuesday’s City Council meeting. In order for the project to move forward, according to a consultant’s projections, the city has to purchase .44 acres of land from owners Jim and...