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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

President Trump approves FEMA Individual Assistance for Iowans in Linn County

Posted by: on Friday, August 21, 2020
DES MOINES – President Donald Trump approved Governor Reynolds’ request for funding under the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) Individual Assistance Program for Linn County. Disaster assessments for other requested counties are ongoing. “President Trump’s swift and decisive response will deliver critical assistance for

City of Marion Storm Response - Building Permit Requirement

Posted by: Amber Bisinger on Wednesday, August 19, 2020
The City’s Building Services Division is finishing its structural disaster assessment of the community. Emergency repair work can begin without a permit. However, building permits are required for home repairs, including roof or structural repairs, or substantial interior repairs. Contractors are responsible for obtaining the appropriate permits from

Carpentry Registered Apprenticeship Program at Five Rivers Carpenters JATC

Posted by: Alexa Ganzeveld on Friday, August 7, 2020
For over 40 years, the highly experienced training committee at Five Rivers Carpenters JATC have been teaching apprentices the art of carpentry. Through commercial carpentry, residential carpentry and cabinetry classes, Five Rivers Carpenters JATC help apprentices become professional carpenters. John DeLany, Apprenticeship Coordinator at Five Rivers

Business Leadership Series Open for Registration

Posted by: on Wednesday, August 5, 2020
Prepare your business for the future by joining the Business Leadership Series, Powered by MEDCO 2020 – ’21. Kirkwood Corporate Training has partnered with Marion Economic Development Corporation (MEDCO) to bring a collaborative, high-quality training opportunity to the Marion business community. By joining the Business Leadership Series,
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