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Laborshed Analysis Mahaska County: The purpose of this laborshed analysis is to measure the availability and characteristics of workers within the area based on commuting patterns into the node community (Oskaloosa). Data generated will facility industry expansion and recruitment. The report was released by Iowa Workforce Development.
Mahaska Community Vision and Priorities: Several organizations from around the Mahaska/Oskaloosa area that strive to advance economic growth, community development, and quality of life in the region have recently partnered together to articulate a common vision for the community, which can be found here. This vision, along with supporting goals and priorities, provide the broad guidance for the partner organizations and local government entities in pursuing their individual strategic action plans. The organizations and entities involved with the process include Mahaska Community Development Group, Oskaloosa Area Chamber and Development Group, Mahaska County Agricultural and Rural Development, Oskaloosa Main Street, City of Oskaloosa, and Mahaska County.
Mahaska County Revolving Loan Fund
Click here to be redirected to the OACDG site and information about the Mahaska County Revolving Loan Fund. Click here to view the most recent Revolving Loan Fund informational brochure.
Mahaska County Community Grant Foundation (MCCF)
MCCF was established in 2005 to serve the needs and philanthropic aims of donors who wish to support the betterment of and address the challenges of greater Mahaska County communities, charities and organizations today and in the future.
State of the Local Economy: This 2014 report is intended to be a baseline report for Mahaska County as the community seeks to establish strategic plans for future growth and prosperity. It was produced by the Mahaska Community Development Group. It provides a perspective on recent trends and portrays how the community has fared over the past decade.
Additional community development resources and tools can be found on the Iowa Economic Development Authority web site.
Mahaska Community Development Group
222 1st Avenue East
Oskaloosa, IA 2577
Oskaloosa Main Street
(Director’s position currently vacant)
222 1st Avenue East (Starting 10/3/2016)
Oskaloosa, Iowa 52577
Phone: 641.672.2591 Ext. 228
Fremont Development Corporation
Edd Elder, President
Neil Brown, Vice President
Sharon Van Ringelstein, Secretary
Judy Elder, Treasurer
214 South Miles Street
Fremont, Iowa 52561
New Sharon Recreation and Economic Development Foundation
PO Box 165
New Sharon, Iowa 50207
Small Business Development Center
Bryan Ziegler, IHCC-RTC
623 Indian Hills Drive, Bldg. 12
Ottumwa, Iowa 52501
Iowa Department of Economic Development (IEDA)
200 East Grand Avenue
Des Moines, Iowa 50309
Phone: 515.281.3251 or 515.242.4700
Opportunity 2 (Formerly River Hills Initiative)
Web Site: www.op2iowa.com