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PDI Legislative Forum

Posted by: on Wednesday, December 18, 2019
On December 5th, MEDCO partnered with Professional Developers of Iowa to present a legislative forum previewing the upcoming 2020 session. This is second year that MEDCO has partnered with PDI to host an eastern Iowa forum. Senator Liz Mathis and Representative Ashley Hinson were Marion’s delegation that participated. During the forum, MEDCO

Computer Science Jobs are in High Demand. Learn about what it's like to be a Network Infrastructure Technician.

Posted by: Emily Russ on Tuesday, December 17, 2019
Did you know that Iowa has on average 4,000 open computing jobs and only 459 computer science students graduated in 2017? In the United States, there are more than half a million unfilled jobs in computing and technology. Additionally, these jobs are the top source of new wages in our country, which are projected to grow at twice the rate of all others.

Plans for key Tower Terrace Road section

Posted by: The Gazette: Liz Martin on Friday, December 13, 2019
A key new segment of the fragmented Tower Terrace Road is coming into focus with design updates and the process to acquire right of way beginning in early 2020. A 1.25-mile segment of Tower Terrace would be added, connecting C Avenue NE to Alburnett Road with an estimated cost of $10.5 million. Construction won’t begin until at least 2021, but more

Business Exchange Trip to Japan a Success

Posted by: on Wednesday, December 4, 2019
MEDCO President Nick Glew and MEDCO Board Chair Cheri Monahan recently returned from a weeklong business exchange program in Japan. Both were selected to represent that state of Iowa as part of the GEN-J Program sponsored by the Japan Foundation. The exchange program was created in 2018 in order to strengthen the collaboration between Japanese companies

Wellness is a Focus on Mind, Body, and Spirit

Posted by: Emily Russ on Tuesday, November 26, 2019
MercyCare Business Health Solutions provides total health management for corporate wellness programs to support the health and wellbeing of employees. Molly McWilliam, a Senior Wellness Coach at MercyCare, supports the wellness program at Mercy Medical Center. Wellness coaching includes the mind, body and spiritual wellness of employees. Coaches help to

Internship Leads to Electrical Engineering Passion

Posted by: Emily Russ on Wednesday, October 30, 2019
Kelsey Hewitt knew at a young age that she was interested in engineering. As many students do, she stumbled upon this career field in middle school during a career speaker day. “I had a big interest in math, science and problem solving,” Hewitt says. Hewitt went on to obtain an internship through Kirkwood Workplace Learning Connection at

Mayoral & City Council Candidate Forums to Focus on Community & Business Development Issues

Posted by: Emily Russ on Wednesday, October 23, 2019

The Marion Economic Development Corporation and Marion Chamber of Commerce will jointly host a mayoral and city council candidate forum featuring individuals seeking election in the City of Marion.

School Board Forum to Feature Seven Candidates Running for Four At Large Seats

Posted by: Emily Russ on Thursday, October 17, 2019
The Marion Economic Development Corporation and Marion Chamber of Commerce will jointly host a school board candidates’ forum featuring individuals seeking election to the Linn-Mar Community School District Board of Directors. The forum will take place Thursday, October 17 from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. at the Lowe Park Arts & Environment Center,
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