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Marion Community Build Press Event Set for September 25th

Posted by: Emily Russ on Monday, September 21, 2020
Marion, IA – Marion Economic Development Corporation (MEDCO) announces the launch of Marion Community Build, a program of Community Promise. The effort is a new partnership together with the City of Marion, Marion Independent School District and Linn-Mar Community School District. For more than thirty years the school districts have constructed new

Gov. Reynolds signs new Public Health proclamation adjusting mitigation efforts

Posted by: on Tuesday, September 15, 2020
DES MOINES - Today, Governor Reynolds signed a new proclamation continuing the Public Health Disaster Emergency. The proclamation, effective at 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 16, 2020, permits bars, taverns, wineries, breweries, distilleries, night clubs to reopen in four counties: Black Hawk, Dallas, Linn, and Polk counties. It also removes the

Marion Named 2020 All-Star Community Award Recipient

Posted by: Amber Bisinger on Wednesday, September 9, 2020
For the third time in four years, the City of Marion has been named an All-Star Community by the Iowa League of Cities. The 2020 award was given for the Prospect Meadows Sports Complex. The city was recognized in a virtual ceremony on Sept. 9, which will be part of the League’s Annual Conference & Exhibit planned for Sept. 16-18. The All-Star

Bricklayer Apprenticeships: Why YOU Should Consider It!

Posted by: MEDCO Intern: Alexa Ganzeveld on Tuesday, September 1, 2020
Our third story in the series “What’s an Apprenticeship Anyways?” brings us more information about Bricklayer Apprenticeships. Bricklayers can work within construction or maintenance work. In construction, bricklayers build walls, chimneys, fireplaces, partitions, and other structures in homes and public buildings. In maintenance work,

Community Promise Awards First Pursuit Grant

Posted by: on Monday, August 31, 2020
As a young teenager, Corbin Kruser loved jet skiing and motocross. His curiosity and mechanical aptitude eventually led him to start making his own parts to support his hobbies. As soon as high school allowed, Corbin joined the Advanced Manufacturing with Robotics and Welding Career Academy at Kirkwood Community College. Kirkwood offers several career

MEDCO Launches Derecho Storm Business Recovery Loans

Posted by: MEDCO on Friday, August 28, 2020
Marion, IA – Marion Economic Development Corporation announces a partnership with three community banks to launch the Derecho Storm Business Recovery Loan Program. Initial lending partners include Farmers State Bank, Cedar Rapids Bank & Trust, and Ohnward Bank & Trust. Recent devastation from the Derecho storm combined with lingering

New Development Proposed at Historic Uptown Marion Site

Posted by: MEDCO on Tuesday, August 25, 2020
Eagle View Partners announces its submission of a plan to redevelop a historic site in Uptown Marion. The plan is outlined in a proposed Development Agreement between Eagle View and the City of Marion, which will be reviewed in a City work session today, and considered for approval in the weeks to come. Eagle View’s proposed redevelopment plan calls

SBA Stands Ready to Assist Iowa Businesses and Residents Affected by Severe Storms; Virtual Business Recovery Center Opens

Posted by: Richard A. Jenkins on Monday, August 24, 2020
Low-interest federal disaster loans are now available to Iowa businesses and residents as a result of President Trump’s major disaster declaration, U.S. Small Business Administration’s Administrator Jovita Carranza announced. The declaration covers Linn County as a result of the severe storms that occurred Aug. 10, 2020. “SBA is strongly
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