Looking Ahead – 2017 Resolutions for CCDC and Community Leaders

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It’s a new year! We fully expect that, like us, you’ve all made your New Year Resolutions. For many, the promises we make – eat healthier, get more exercise, finish a college course – are promises we make to ourselves. But, think of the resolutions the City

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CCDC “Free Land” Builders Incentive Program Receives Big Response

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Clarke County Development Corporation (CCDC) announced at the end of 2016 plans for an aggressive builders incentive program geared at gaining the interest of builders and developers throughout the Midwest to build in Osceola and Clarke County. The builders incentive focuses on providing land with a zero-cost

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SICOG Revolving Loan Fund Helps Build Business in Clarke County

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The Southern Iowa Council of Governments (SICOG) offers a revolving loan fund to assist businesses with financing necessary to retain or create jobs.  Established with grant funds from the US Economic Development Administration, this RLF was established in 1987 primarily directed toward industrial businesses to help existing,

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Free Land & Incentives for Builders Looking to Develop in Osceola, Iowa

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As part of a new housing development initiative, Osceola, Iowa’s Clarke County Development Corporation (CCDC) is offering home builders and developers shovel-ready sites at no cost for residential projects as well as reimbursements on interest for construction loans for a 12-month period. The CCDC launched the Zero-Cost

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We’re Checking “The Pulse” of Clarke County

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Clarke County Development Corporation (CCDC) is constantly striving to build a better place for the citizens they serve. Whether it’s finding industry to support the community or helping bring healthier and safer recreation solutions for local families, the CCDC wants the very best for the community. That’s

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Public Hearing on Clarke County Reservoir Wednesday, October 26th

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The Clarke County Reservoir Commission is holding a public hearing on Wednesday, October 26 at 6:30p.m at the Clarke County Fairgrounds. The public is invited to the open hearing to learn more about the project and its goals for serving Clarke County and the surrounding communities. According

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2016 Clarke County Election Candidate Forum

Monday, October 17th, you’re invited to the Clarke County Election Candidate Forum held at the Lyric Theater in Osceola, Iowa. Starting at 4:00pm with a 15 minute “Meet-n-Greet” the forum will cover questions and answers from candidates for the following positions (listed with all candidates): Supervisor District II:

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Business Development Opportunities Abound in Osceola

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Osceola is quickly becoming the destination city for new families, travelers and businesses in Southern Iowa. As a growing community, this Clarke County city is an ideal location with business development opportunities for new and expanding companies to lay a foundation. The E. Eddy Saylor Industrial Park

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Funding a Tribute to Our Soldiers – Clarke County Freedom Rock

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Have you heard of Ray “Bubba” Sorensen II?  How about the Freedom Rock?  For the last decade or so, Sorensen has been traveling from Iowa county to Iowa county painting beautiful murals on giant boulders as a way to honor our veterans for their military service.  His

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Aug. 1st – Time For Osceola to Celebrate Down at The Depot!

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COME CELEBRATE OSCEOLA’S RESTORED LANDMARK WITH A RIBBON-CUTTING CEREMONY AND SNACKS! Monday, August 1st, 2016, at 6:00pm, there is a ceremonial ribbon-cutting to mark the official opening of the renovated Osceola Train Depot. We want you, your family, friends, neighbors, and business associates to join us for

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“Paint the Town Red” With CCDC Demolition Grant

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Do you own a building that is so far beyond repair that demolition would be a mercy? Structures that fall into disuse and disrepair can fall apart pretty quickly, making them nothing more than hazards and eyesores. But demolition can get a bit costly. So what are

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SBDC Helps Osceola and South Central Iowa Business Grow

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Starting a business can be a daunting task. Those with the entrepreneurial spirit may know they have a great idea and that there’s a market for their service or product, but they may not know where to go from there. The Iowa Small Business Development Center was

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Clarke County Committed to Excellence

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Clarke County has earned multiple statewide designations in recent years, establishing the county as a hub for residents and businesses of Southern Iowa. Connected Community In 2014, Osceola became the 7th community in the state—and 30th in the nation—to earn a Connected Community certification. Connect Iowa, an organization that

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CCDC Housing Survey Open

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Clarke County Development Corporation (CCDC) is recording housing data for the community in an effort to develop a better picture of community demographics for development and business inquiries. This data will go toward future planning, evaluations for housing developments, and assist in establishing stronger industry and businesses

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