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Marion Enterprise Network to Deliver Competitive Advantage to High Tech Industry

Posted by: on Thursday, February 20, 2020
Marion, IA – Marion Economic Development Corporation has joined forces with Involta, ImOn Communications, and the City of Marion to launch the Marion Enterprise Network. This exclusive communications network connects qualifying business investments in the Marion Enterprise Center directly to the Involta data center, one of the most competitive

Legislative Updates

Posted by: on Friday, February 14, 2020
The First Funnel deadline of the state legislative session is now one week away. By that date all policy bills (non-tax or spending bills) that fail to be approved by the policy committee to which they have been assigned will be dead for the year. The Legislature waits until the March meeting of the Revenue Estimating Conference (REC) before starting to

High School Course Leads to Pursuit of Mechanical Engineering Degree

Posted by: Emily Russ on Thursday, January 30, 2020
Luke Carson pursued a career in CAD/Mechanical Engineering Technology at Kirkwood Community College after taking a Project Lead The Way course in high school. “I used AutoCAD and other software in the class, I really enjoyed learning how to draw diagrams and prepare engineering drawings” said Carson “and I knew I wanted to pursue a

2020 Legislative Update

Posted by: on Tuesday, January 28, 2020
The Second Regular Session of the 88th Iowa General Assembly officially began at 10:00 am on Monday, January 13th, 2020. Marion Economic Development Corporation leverages its relationship with Professional Developers of Iowa to stay informed on the latest happenings in Des Moines. This relationships gives us access to PDI’s contract lobbyists who

Expanded Partnership Increases Strategy to Support Business Growth and Retention

Posted by: on Tuesday, January 14, 2020
The Marion Economic Development Corporation and Marion Chamber of Commerce plan to launch a new business retention and growth strategy in 2020. Through a customized community survey, staff from both organizations will jointly interview more than 150 businesses this year. The confidential data collected will be used to better align the services and support

Marion Process Solutions Receives Prestigious Veterans Award

Posted by: Emily Russ on Tuesday, January 14, 2020
Marty Gieryng, Team Resources and Development Manager for Marion Process Solutions reserves a portion of her time and priorities for employing Veterans. Weekly, Gieryng checks the resume portal provided through the Home Base Iowa website. The City of Marion is a Home Base Iowa community, which connects Iowa businesses with qualified veterans to career

City of Marion Zoning Updates

Posted by: Dave Hockett on Monday, January 13, 2020
The City of Marion has recently completed zoning code updates, which created new residential, commercial and industrial zoning districts. The intent of the recent code update is to clarify the development standards, simplify the development process and increase transparency. This will simplify zoning categories and better align zoning districts with

2019 Best of Iowa Annual Report Overview

Posted by: Dustin Kern on Monday, January 13, 2020
Business Expansion and Strategic Trends (BEST of Iowa) issued their Annual Report this month. The program aggregates data from 850 Iowa companies that were surveyed in 2019. Marion Economic Development Corporation interviewed more than a dozen companies who contributed to the statewide findings. Companies interviewed represented 66 counties and 165
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