20 Years of CCDC Grant Opportunities – How Can Your Organization Benefit?

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This year marks the 20th anniversary of Lakeside Casino’s opening in Clarke County. The Casino’s arrival not only meant a big boost to local employment and attractions for tourism and entertainment, but it also provided a tremendous opportunity for the Clarke County Development Corporation and the community

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Osceola Foods Strives to Build a Stronger Community Through Giving Back

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The Clarke Schools Food Pantry recently received a sizable food donation thanks to Osceola Foods and the generosity of the plant’s team. Truckloads of Hormel product were recently delivered to Clarke Community Schools’ food pantry to support those in the community experiencing food insecurity. Nearly 700 cases

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Community Comes Together to Help Celebrate CHCSI Grand Opening

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Winter winds and frigid temperatures showed up just in time for the grand opening of Osceola and Clarke County’s newest mental health and medical support access center. That didn’t keep Governor Kim Reynolds, leadership from the state, city, and county, as well as dozens of community members

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Reynolds Announces Clarke County Hospital as Recipient of $25,000 Future Ready Iowa Grant

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Iowa Governor, Kim Reynolds, announced last week that Clarke County Hospital (CCH) was among 22 recipients to receive grants from the Future Ready Iowa Employer Innovation Fund. Awarded $25,000 out of a pool of $568,000, the sum is set up as a matching grant to help the

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CCDC’s Annual Planning Retreat Focuses on Big Development Vision

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The Clarke County Development Corporation board, leadership from the City and County as well as business owners and economic development professionals from around the State came together Friday for the Development Corporation’s annual planning retreat. This year’s event, held at Honey Hill Event Center in Osceola, Iowa,

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IA Rep. Loebsack Talks Workforce and Tariffs With Miller Products Company

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On April 12th, 2019, Iowa Congressional Representative Dave Loebsack announced his decision to retire at the end of this current term. In 2020, after 15 years in the House, the seat representing Iowa’s 2nd District will be handed off to a new representative. That in no way

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New Apprenticeship Program Helps Osceola’s Miller Products Co. Build Stronger Future

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Miller Products Company, an Iowa manufacturing staple for more than eighty years, is leading the charge to build a stronger manufacturing base in South-Central Iowa. A new apprentice program for employees is serving to create a workforce that meets the growing demand for CNC machined products well

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New Board Members Bring Diverse Perspectives to the CCDC

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This year is starting out as one of transition for the Clarke County Development Corporation. With two board members departing in January to pursue personal and professional paths (Dave Walkup to spend more time closer to family and Ryan Lundquist to focus on growing his business), the

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Clarke County Turns Out to Celebrate Local Business and Achievement

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Braving negative wind chills in the double-digits and dangerous winter conditions, over 150 Clarke County citizens, local business professionals, and community leaders gathered at the Clarke County Fair Grounds Tuesday for the 2019 Annual Dinner hosted by Osceola Chamber Mainstreet and Clarke County Development Corporation. The Annual

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New Osceola Wastewater Plant Kicks Off With City Council Budget Approval

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In the March 20th Osceola City Council meeting, the budget for 2018-2019 was presented and approved by a vote of the City Council. Within that budget was the first phase estimated cost for the design and development of Osceola’s new wastewater plant slated to begin construction in

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CCSB Supports “Leader In Me” Program for Clarke County’s Future

Clarke County State Bank, through the John T. Vucurevich Foundation, continues to support Clarke Elementary School as an official school in “The Leader in Me” program. Since 2012, CCSB has been a strong contributor to the program providing the base funding for its launch with foundation grants

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Clarke County Development Corporation Targets New Programs for 2018

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For over a decade the Clarke County Development Corporation has been working with leadership from local businesses, local and regional government, school boards, the community and more to help build a better quality of life for Clarke County and its citizens. Each year, the CCDC board members

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Osceola, Iowa’s Paul Mueller Company Recognized For Local Jobs

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Osceola, Iowa’s Paul Mueller Company was honored Tuesday at the annual business and community dinner hosted by Clarke County Development Corporation (CCDC) and Osceola Chamber Main Street.  The award recognized Mueller for job creation and retention as well as their long-standing relationship with the city of Osceola,

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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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