CCDC Commits Additional $45K To Boost Local Trail System

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Osceola and Clarke County’s parks and trails have seen substantial improvements over the past year-and-a-half. With the submission of an additional $45,000 from the Clarke County Development Corporation, the final steps to completion of the Q-Pond park trail system are in the works. With the fantastic weather

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Clarke County Development Corporation Targets New Programs for 2018

Clarke County Development Corporation Planning Session

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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Governor Kim Reynolds Scheduled to Honor Veterans at Clarke County Freedom Rock Dedication

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Clarke County, Iowa’s favorite daughter, Governor Kim Reynolds will join hundreds of community members, leaders and veterans in a ceremonial dedication of the Clarke County Freedom Rock. On Saturday, November 11th, from 11am to 12pm, the latest installment by Freedom Rock painter, Ray “Bubba” Sorensen, will be

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Osceola Businesses & SWCC Partner to Boost Adult Education & Job Skills

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Southwestern Community College (SWCC), with the support of several Osceola, Iowa businesses and the Clarke County Development Corporation (CCDC) is offering a free applied mathematics course for adults looking to advance their careers. Kim Oaks, Director of Business and Industry Workforce Preparation in the Continuing Education Department

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Clarke County Nonprofit Forum Deadline Quickly Approaching

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Each year, the Clarke County Development Corporation puts together a Community Development Forum for local nonprofit groups to network, share their successes and put forth their plans for the next year. It’s a great event that gives tremendous exposure to local charitable groups and the important work

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October Job Fair to Feature Regional Businesses and Job Opportunities

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In recognition of October’s Manufacturer’s Month, businesses from Osceola and south-central Iowa will be taking part in a pair of unique, two-day job fair focused on manufacturing and regional employment opportunities. Thursday, October 5th at Lakeside Casino from 9:00am to 3:00pm, businesses will gather to meet with

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You Can “Walk the Block” With Osceola’s Sidewalk Assistance Program

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Osceola sidewalks and walkways need some TLC, but we can’t do it without YOU! It’s time to Walk the Block with your neighbors! Last year, Osceola City Council approved a new program called “Walk the Block” that will benefit Osceola and all of its residents. When residents

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Osceola Businesses Support Clarke’s Industrial Technology Program

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With the cost of college on the rise and the saturation of many employment markets, Clarke Community Schools and local businesses have come together to help students discover and build career paths that provide better security as well as lower potential costs as they enter the workforce.

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CCDC Grants Continue to Impact County and Community

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For over four decades The Clarke County Development Corporation (CCDC) has worked to foster local improvement projects and spur opportunities to create a warm and welcoming community for Clarke County, its businesses, and citizens. Over the past few months, with the help of considerable grant opportunities, the

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Osceola’s Safe Routes Program Continues to Grow

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As we look at the start date for school creeping ever-closer, we’re pleased to report that Osceola’s Safe Routes to School program — the sidewalk improvement initiative launched in 2015 by Clarke Community Schools, Clarke County Hospital, The City, and Clarke County Development Corporation — received a

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