17 Dec 2020
Tracy Goldizen | The Courier
Demolition on the rear addition of 307 E. Main St. began recently. That portion of the former Iowa Southern Utilities was deemed unstable. As part of Main Street Ottumwa's 2020 Main Street Iowa Challenge Grant, the rear facade of the building, from the basement to the second story, will be reconstructed to create space for new commercial and residential opportunities in downtown Ottumwa.
Announcing Iowa SouthDec 5 2020
Regional Talent Attraction Initiative Aims to Help Local Businesses Ottumwa, IA – Indian Hills Community College (IHCC) has joined forces with economic development organizations in the 9-county area, including Greater Ottumwa Partners in Progress, to develop a regional talent attraction initiative branded Iowa South. The primary goal of Iowa...
Reshoring Can Help Ottumwa TodayNov 30 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic has introduced a monumental problem to the cost-savings practice of offshoring manufacturing operations overseas that companies have used for decades. Reshoring is the logical solution for business executives across all industries, as 60% of U.S. manufacturing companies surveyed by Thomas reported COVID-19 business disruptions. According to...
Hendred receives Gene Schultz AwardNov 20 2020
TRACY GOLDIZEN • COURIER FEATURES EDITOR OTTUMWA: The nominations for this year's Gene Schultz Community Service Award recipient can be summed up in two words: passion and spirit. Despite not hosting its annual banquet this year due to COVID-19, Greater Ottumwa Partners in Progress still managed to surprise...