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Industry Update: TEN reasons Iowa is a national leader in Food Production and Processing

For centuries farmers have been figuring out how to produce higher outputs with gradually smaller but smarter inputs. In the U.S. the agriculture sector continues to increase productivity year over year second only to information technology. Our family farms do this by continually investing in new machinery and technologies, improved processes and gaining new knowledge. […]

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Industrial Update: How Tama County’s local elected officials embody what every elected official should know about economic development

Recently the National League of Cities in partnership with the International Economic Development Council published a list of 10 things every local elected official should know about economic development. Today we want to express our appreciation for local leaders who choose to be active, informed and visionary partners in economic development as was evident on […]

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Entrepreneurship Update: Visit behind the scenes of industry in Tama County and get a taste for starting up a rural business, June 21

A sincere thank you to Rowan Equipment & Fabrication in Dysart for hosting the last Tama County Entrepreneurship Trust behind the scenes industry visit. With our special “backstage manufacturing passes” we had a chance to see for ourselves some of the evolution in industrial technology that is allowing our manufacturing plants in rural Iowa to […]

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Tama County Industry asks: “Where are the unemployed workers? We have jobs for them.”

Yesterday we got a phone call from a manufacturing plant in Tama County. Cletus Rowan, President of Rowan Equipment & Fabrication, explained that they have new contracts and opportunities, but the area workforce are not applying: “We need a Welder, Draft Person, a Chip and Grinding Person. Where are the unemployed workers looking for jobs?” […]

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Employment Update: What skills are most in demand at this time in Tama County?

Usually the last indicator that an economy is returning back to health would be returning jobs. And as we count the returning jobs, June 2010 marked the first time since October 2008 that Iowa’s non-farm employment payroll jobs have been positive year-over-year. That being said, Tama County and Iowa, had not experienced the same level […]

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Manufacturing Update: TEN reasons Iowa is a leader in Wind Energy Manufacturing

This week about 25 economic developers from all over Iowa will be working with Governor Chet Culver from Dallas, Texas at the Windpower 2010 Conference to increase awareness for unique benefits Iowa has to offer the industry. For Iowa, one of the highlights of the conference so far must be during a Supply Chain Q&A session […]

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Real Estate Update: 3 biggest available buildings in the spotlight

Tama County, Iowa is strategically located 1 hour or less from 5 of Iowa’s Metro markets, and 1 day’s truck drive from 5 major Midwestern metro markets. But unless expanding companies know about our available buildings, they may not consider Tama County assets in their expansion plans. Today we spent a couple of hours touring Tama County’s […]

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Workshops Update: government procurement Summer 2010

Fact: Tama County has a HUBZone status making businesses eligible for additional consideration in federal contracts at least until June 1, 2011. Learn more over the next few months at a series of free workshops sponsored by your area economic development partners. SELLING TO THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT The workshop will address selling and marketing to the […]

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