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Tama County Pitch & Build 2013 Q2

Tama County Economic Development’s Pitch & Build for the second quarter of 2013 was held on Tuesday, May 28, in Toledo.  The field of presenters was diminished due to heavy rains that caused major flooding on area roadways and in basements throughout the county.  Some business owners that were not able to make it out will be pitching their ideas at the next Pitch & Build in August.

Terry Johnson, the CEO of Genesis Development, stated there is a tremendous need to serve people with disabilities in Tama County.  They are currently serving 26 persons at a 40-bed facility at Pheasant Ridge in rural Tama County which will soon be downsized to 15 beds.  The goal is to move more people to houses in the Tama-Toledo area and integrate them into the community.  They will also be utilizing office space for day programs for adults.  The group homes will be staffed 24 hours a day.  Genesis Development currently employs 25 people and plans to hire 15 to 20 new employees.

Tama County’s next Pitch & Build will be on Tuesday, August 27, 2013, in Toledo.

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