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Glew Completes Top Economic Development Course

Posted by: on Wednesday, May 22, 2019
Nick Glew, President of Marion Economic Development Corporation, graduated from the University of Oklahoma Economic Development Institute on May 3, 2018 at the OU EDI Spring session held in Fort Worth, Texas. OU EDI is the principal economic development course in the nation and has more than 50 years of experience leading programs that equip professional

Timberline Manufacturing to Break Ground on New Facility May 30th

Posted by: on Tuesday, May 21, 2019
Marion, IA – Timberline Manufacturing plans to break ground on a new manufacturing facility that will double the company’s space and capacity. The ground breaking will take place on Wednesday, May 30th at 10 am just west of the company’s current headquarters. Individuals attending the groundbreaking can access the site through the Iowa

First Federal Credit Union unveils Marion branch plan

Posted by: Emily Russ on Wednesday, April 10, 2019

First Federal Credit Union has signed an agreement to open a new Marion branch location in 2020 as the initial tenant in a new retail project being developed by Genesis Equities.

Addressing the workforce challenge

Posted by: on Tuesday, April 9, 2019
Credit: A Corridor Business Journal Editorial, April 9-15, 2018 Edition The Wall Street Journal last week described the monumental challenge Iowa and the Midwest has in getting jobs filled. The Journal reports that the Midwest is the nation's only region where the number of job openings exceeds the number of unemployed persons. According to Labor

Becoming a talent pipeline leader

Posted by: Corridor Business Journal on Monday, March 11, 2019
Economic development organizations are continually having to reinvent themselves with changing priorities like the current workforce skills gap. Some are better than others with this difficult task. The one economic development organization that seems to be best at combating this talent issue with a focused effort on connecting and training its own

MEDCO Announces Community Promise Pursuit Grants and 2019 Innovator of the Year

Posted by: Emily Russ on Wednesday, March 6, 2019
Marion, IA - The Marion Economic Development Corporation hosted its 34Lh Annual Business Luncheon earlier today at the Cedar Rapids Marriott. More than 500 business professionals attended the event. During the luncheon, a major announcement was made regarding new academic grants available to support local career pursuit. Community Promise is MEDCO's

MEDCO Announces Community Promise Pursuit Grants and 2019 Innovator of the Year

Posted by: Emily Russ on Wednesday, March 6, 2019
Marion, IA - The Marion Economic Development Corporation hosted its 34Lh Annual Business Luncheon earlier today at the Cedar Rapids Marriott. More than 500 business professionals attended the event. During the luncheon, a major announcement was made regarding new academic grants available to support local career pursuit. Community Promise is MEDCO's

There Will Always Be a Need for Plumbing

Posted by: on Tuesday, January 8, 2019
Hanna Plumbing and Heating embraces the tagline: A family-owned, full-service plumbing, and HVAC Contractor. “There’s nothing more rewarding than having a business you started from nothing grow into something successful with your family around,” said Hanna Plumbing and Heating Vice President Tim Hanna. Tim and his wife Vicki started the
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