Author Archives | Tama County, Iowa

New Office Location

The Tama County Economic Development has moved to a new location in Toledo.  Our new address is 211 W. State Street, Toledo, IA 52342.  We are in the two north offices of the Tama County West Annex Building (formerly Tama County CPC).  We also share a conference room.  Come and see us anytime – our […]

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2016 Q2 Pitch & Build

On April 26, 2016, Tama County Economic Development hosted the 2016 Q2 Pitch & Build competition which showcased Tama County business owners and entrepreneurs and their ideas for new businesses across the county.  We heard about a bed & breakfast in Dysart, a therapeutic horseback riding business in rural Toledo, and an energy evaluation and […]

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2016 Q1 Pitch & Build

On January 12, 2016, Tama County Economic Development hosted the 2016 Q1 Pitch & Build competition which showcased Tama County business owners and entrepreneurs and their ideas for new businesses across the county.  We heard about a precision ag product service in Dysart, a folk school in rural Toledo, and a restaurant and catering business […]

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It’s a History Mystery in Tama County July 15 – September 27

Iowa has a lot of famous and interesting people who got their start in small rural towns before making it big. But a lot of the people of the past don’t come up in regular café conversation and aren’t mentioned in our school textbooks – a real shame considering how unique and fascinating their lives […]

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Ross Street Roasting

A sweet little boy surprised his grandmother one morning and brought her a cup of coffee. He made it himself and was so proud. He anxiously waited to hear the verdict on the quality of the coffee. The grandmother had never in her life had such a vile cup of coffee, and as she forced […]

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Iowa Premium Beef Ribbon Cutting

Iowa Premium Beef’s CEO Jeffrey Johnson hosted the Governor and Lieutenant Governor in a ribbon cutting ceremony announcing the renovation and  expansion in Tama.  At full capacity this will bring 1,000 new jobs to Tama County.  This great news highlights the vital role that the agricultural industry plays in contributing to the economic vibrancy in […]

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Deimco Breaks Ground on Major Manufacturing Expansion

Tama, Iowa (September 30, 2014)—Shi R2 Solutions, Inc., doing business as Deimco Finishing Equipment, today held a ground breaking ceremony for a new 10,800 square foot addition to its current facility.  The new addition will increase Deimco’s ability to simultaneously construct multiple projects. “From window profiles, to bowling pins, to heavy implements, to silicone breast […]

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Tama County Q3 2014 Pitch & Build

On September 9, 2014, Tama County Economic Development hosted the Q3 2014 Pitch & Build competition which showcased Tama County business owners and entrepreneurs and their ideas for new businesses across the county.  We heard about unique specialty shops in Dysart and Gladbrook, and food and drink opportunities in Tama and Toledo. Barb Smith of […]

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Tama County Q2 2014 Pitch & Build

  The Tama County Q2 2014 Pitch & Build on April 29, 2014, had presentations on reproduction firearms, a bed & breakfast, an outdoor classroom, an antique business, and a local eatery. Josh Casto of Casto Armory, Traer, turned his hobby into a thriving business.  He manufactures reproductions of antique rifles and bullets as well […]

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Q1 2014 Tama County Pitch & Build

The Tama County Q1 2014 Pitch & Build occurred on January 21, 2014 with presentations on Tama County’s 2nd annual STEM Festival in Traer, the expansion of the Marshalltown Medical & Surgical Center’s Tama-Toledo Clinic in Toledo, and the opportunity to purchase Petty Livestock Equipment Manufacturing in Gladbrook. Lisa Chizek of North Tama School District […]

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