Osceola Chamber Main Street Kicks off Long-Awaited Façade Renovations

As many may have noticed, there’s been some renovation activity on Osceola’s Historic Square. This is through the Facade Project administered by Osceola Chamber Main Street.  After many months of planning and applying for grants and support, OCMS and local businesses have finally kicked off the renovation projects for the beautification of the square.
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CCDC and Community Leaders Encourage Involvement in Comprehensive Planning

The CCDC, the City of Osceola, local businesses and developers met in a day-long planning session to discuss future comprehensive development strategies for Osceola and Clarke County. Some interesting takeaways came from it. Click through to the feature for details and how you can participate in the comprehensive planning!

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SIMCO Drilling Equipment Inc. Celebrates Over 50 years in Osceola

  (OSCEOLA, IA – September 26, 2022) SIMCO Drilling Equipment Inc. has been a well-established member of the Osceola manufacturing community. In 1960 Thayne Croston conceived new ideas to build a drilling rig. He owned Metalcraft Engineering in Lincoln, Nebraska. At the same time, Clarke County Development

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U.S. Department of Commerce Invests $2 Million in American Rescue Plan Funds to Establish Workforce Regional Training Center in Osceola, Iowa

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: John Atwood Tuesday, September 6, 2022 JAtwood@eda.gov U.S. Department of Commerce Invests $2 Million in American Rescue Plan Funds to Establish Workforce Training Center in Osceola, Iowa WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo announced that the Department’s Economic Development Administration

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Students and Industry Collaborate to Create Bike Repair Stations

(OSCEOLA, IA May, 2, 2022) Clarke Community Schools’ students use their skills to design and manufacture bicycle repair stations in Osceola, Iowa. The students of the Clarke Community High School welding class is working with local manufacturers to create bicycle repair stations on the different trails around

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SBDC is Open for Business

(OSCEOLA, IA – February 3, 2022) The Small Business Development Center is here to help. Clarke County Development Corp, in association with Southwestern Community College and eight other counties, provides services through the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) to both existing and potential businesses. Jamie David is

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Get Your Business Back on Track With SBA and PPSI

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Join the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and Public Private Strategies Institute (PPSI) for several educational opportunities being held throughout the U.S. to learn more about programs that will help your business get back on track. This is part of an effort to ensure that American small

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OCMS, CCDC Partner with IASBDC for #IASBDCMOBILE Communities Free Event

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On October 1st, local business owners and entrepreneurs are invited to a new #IASBDCMOBILE Community event from America’s SBDC Iowa. Held in partnership with Osceola Chamber Main Street and the Clarke County Development Corporation, business experts from around the area will be on hand to discuss unique

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Changes at Osceola Food Bring New Leadership and Future Growth

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Osceola Food is seeing a changing of the guard, as one plant manager, John Hoag, moves on to new opportunities within the organization, a new leader with new opportunities takes his place. John Kempen has been part of the Hormel Foods family for almost thirty years, and

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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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