The Value of MEDCO

Community Advocate & Regional Partner

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"MEDCO is an invaluable asset to the business community in Marion. Having an organization that has the expertise and resources available to aid existing companies considering expansion, or prospective companies looking to locate in Marion, is vital. MEDCO was instrumental to the ESCO Group thru their regional and state economic partnerships when we set out to build a new corporate headquarters in Marion. The City of Marion is one of the fastest growing communities in Iowa, MEDCO is positioned and poised to help continue the positive economic development momentum this community and region has recently experienced."

-Ray Brown, MEDCO Outgoing Chairman
CEO, The ESCO Group 


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“Legacy Manufacturing is very proud to be one of the first companies to expand in the Marion Enterprise Center.  We thank MEDCO and the City of Marion for all of their support which helped make our decision to stay in Marion an easy one…Our long term objective is to re-shore as many of our products as possible which will bring good manufacturing jobs back to the area.”

-R. Mark Weems
President, Legacy Manufacturing 



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“Marion, where art, sustainability & economic development align…impressive”

-Debi Durham
Director, Iowa Economic Development Authority  


"To be honest Marion, from a business perspective, was doing all the right things. They're very cooperative and it was an easy decision."

-Chad Rupert
President, ELPLAST America Inc. 



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“When we were going through the process of constructing a new facility for our company we knew MEDCO would be there to help. Every community, especially one growing at the rate we are, needs an organization that is an advocate for the local business community. I am confident that moving forward MEDCO will be instrumental in not only helping the local businesses, but proactively marketing Marion and telling the ‘Marion story’ and what makes our community a great place to live, work, raise a family, and operate a business.

-Mary Rathje
Rathje Construction 

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“As the owner of an advanced manufacturing company, I feel the challenges like so many other employers of finding a workforce to meet today’s needs. I am confident that MEDCO will be at the table as we discuss how we will grow our regional workforce.”

-Tom Barnes, Former MEDCO Chairman
Owner, Barnes Manufacturing