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Posted on:
February 23, 2017
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Category: Video

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Ottumwa, Iowa: Let Us Surprise You!

Ottumwa is full of surprises...attractions, culture, history, dining, recreation, and more! Visit Ottumwa and let us surprise you! ...


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February 23, 2017
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Category: Laborshed

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Greater Ottumwa Area 2016 Laborshed Analysis

A Laborshed is the area or region from which an employment center draws its commuting workers. To determine the approximate boundaries of a Laborshed area, local employers supply the residential ZIP codes of each of their employees. This Laborshed analysis addresses the workforce characteristics of the Greater Ottumwa Laborshed area. ...


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February 23, 2017
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Category: Laborshed

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Op2 2016 Regional Laborshed Analysis

A Laborshed is defined as the area or region from which an employment center draws its commuting workers. To determine the approximate boundaries of a Laborshed area, local employers supply the residential ZIP codes of each of their employees. This regional analysis is based on aggregate data from the Appanoose,...


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October 22, 2016
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Category: Laborshed

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Appanoose County, Iowa 2016 Laborshed Analysis

The purpose of this Laborshed analysis is to measure the availability and characteristics of workers within the area based on commuting patterns into the node community (Centerville). The Laborshed data generated will aid local development officials in their facilitation of industry expansion and recruitment and their service to existing industry...


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October 21, 2016
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Category: Laborshed

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Appanoose County, Iowa 2016 Laborshed Analysis Executive Summary

A Laborshed is the area or region from which an employment center draws its commuting workers. To determine the approximate boundaries of a Laborshed area, local employers supply the residential ZIP codes of each of their employees. This Laborshed analysis addresses the workforce characteristics of the Appanoose County Laborshed area. ...


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July 01, 2015
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Category: Economic Development, Videos

Media Type: Video

Centerville, Iowa

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December 20, 2013
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Category: Business Trends

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Ottumwa Trends

The average cost of homes sold in December reached over $151,000, which is the highest monthly average that we have seen for the past year. In 2009, the highest average price was in June at $127,768. For reference purposes, the lowest average price in 2009 was recorded in March at...


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December 18, 2013
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Category: Education

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Advanced Manufacturing in Southern Iowa

The regional economic development group of Southern Iowa, Opportunity2, in collaboration with the region's Manufacturers Consortium has developed an Advanced Manufacturing video that showcases the great employment opportunities available in our region's manufacturing industries. ...


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