Economic Gateway http://www.greaterfortdodge.com Greater Fort Dodge Growth Alliance News RSS Feed Mon, 18 Jun 2018 08:02:26 -0700 en-us Misty Harbor Boats is booming http://www.greaterfortdodge.com/growthalliance/news-and-events/?item=17749 www.greaterfortdodge.com/growthalliance/news-and-events Sun, 10 Jun 2018 00:00:00 -0700 Terrence Dwyer   “There are big things going on,” said John Jergens, president of Fort Dodge-based Misty Harbor Boats, headquartered at 228 Kenyon Road West. The company he c... Access Systems is thriving in Fort Dodge http://www.greaterfortdodge.com/growthalliance/news-and-events/?item=17620 www.greaterfortdodge.com/growthalliance/news-and-events Mon, 04 Jun 2018 00:00:00 -0700 Terrence Dwyer   The local office of Access Systems has a new home in the heart of downtown Fort Dodge. In January, a move took place to an expansive, renovated venue at 706 Central Ave. ... Growing with FD http://www.greaterfortdodge.com/growthalliance/news-and-events/?item=17567 www.greaterfortdodge.com/growthalliance/news-and-events Tue, 29 May 2018 00:00:00 -0700 Terrence Dwyer Fifteen years ago this month, Wayne Crimmins became the owner of Mark’s Auto Mart, 2100 Fifth Ave. S. As the local economy has boomed, so too has this popular vendor of pre-own... Digging In http://www.greaterfortdodge.com/growthalliance/news-and-events/?item=17483 www.greaterfortdodge.com/growthalliance/news-and-events Tue, 22 May 2018 00:00:00 -0700 Peter Kaspari Ground was broken Monday morning on the future location of a new building for Peoples Credit Union. Though intermittent light rain fell during the groundbreaking, that didn’t... Greater Fort Dodge Growth Alliance recognizes FD Leadership graduates http://www.greaterfortdodge.com/growthalliance/news-and-events/?item=17440 www.greaterfortdodge.com/growthalliance/news-and-events Wed, 16 May 2018 00:00:00 -0700 Chad Thompson About a year ago, Jeremy Munden, the youth and family minister at Northfield Church, had a challenge for his organization. “If our church closed our doors today, would anyone... Ambulance service change is coming to FD http://www.greaterfortdodge.com/growthalliance/news-and-events/?item=17427 www.greaterfortdodge.com/growthalliance/news-and-events Tue, 15 May 2018 00:00:00 -0700 Bill Shea The Fort Dodge Fire Department will assume responsibility for the ambulance service now provided by UnityPoint Health — Trinity Regional Medical Center in a transition that hospital... What’s next for The Warden? http://www.greaterfortdodge.com/growthalliance/news-and-events/?item=17428 www.greaterfortdodge.com/growthalliance/news-and-events Tue, 15 May 2018 00:00:00 -0700 Bill Shea The Missouri company that plans to convert the vacant Warden Plaza in downtown Fort Dodge into apartments and retail space has an August 2020 deadline for the project, the City Council le... FD businessman plans to develop McGregors building downtown http://www.greaterfortdodge.com/growthalliance/news-and-events/?item=17415 www.greaterfortdodge.com/growthalliance/news-and-events Sun, 13 May 2018 00:00:00 -0700 Chad Thompson A Fort Dodge businessman plans to buy the McGregors furniture building and develop it into multiple retail stores to help revitalize downtown Fort Dodge. McGregors Furniture & ... Trucking industry sees increase in automatic transmissions, safety features http://www.greaterfortdodge.com/growthalliance/news-and-events/?item=17416 www.greaterfortdodge.com/growthalliance/news-and-events Sun, 13 May 2018 00:00:00 -0700 Chad Thompson Semi-trailer trucks with automatic transmissions are becoming more common than ever in the trucking industry, particularly at Decker Truck Line Inc. in Fort Dodge, according to Brad B... Flying local http://www.greaterfortdodge.com/growthalliance/news-and-events/?item=17417 www.greaterfortdodge.com/growthalliance/news-and-events Sun, 13 May 2018 00:00:00 -0700 Hans Madsen The original concrete air carrier apron in front of the terminal at the Fort Dodge Regional Airport has seen better days. It was installed in 1952 when the airport was constructed at... Iowa ag secretary candidates unite in opposition to more livestock rules http://www.greaterfortdodge.com/growthalliance/news-and-events/?item=17400 www.greaterfortdodge.com/growthalliance/news-and-events Thu, 10 May 2018 00:00:00 -0700 Bill Shea The five candidates seeking the Republican nomination for Iowa secretary of agriculture all said Wednesday evening that they’re opposed to any new regulations on the livestock indus... A logical move: Northland Travel has a new home http://www.greaterfortdodge.com/growthalliance/news-and-events/?item=17383 www.greaterfortdodge.com/growthalliance/news-and-events Sun, 06 May 2018 00:00:00 -0700 The place that makes dreams come true has a new home. Northland Travel has moved from Crossroads Mall to the Friendship Haven campus, 420 Kenyon Road. The travel agency previously had a part-time s... Downtown Country Jam to return for year two http://www.greaterfortdodge.com/growthalliance/news-and-events/?item=17347 www.greaterfortdodge.com/growthalliance/news-and-events Fri, 04 May 2018 00:00:00 -0700 Chad Thompson Granger Smith, featuring Earl Dibbles Jr., will headline the second annual Downtown Country Jam, Shellabration Inc. has announced. The country star will take the stage in historic ... Arby’s confirms it will open in Fort Dodge http://www.greaterfortdodge.com/growthalliance/news-and-events/?item=17348 www.greaterfortdodge.com/growthalliance/news-and-events Fri, 04 May 2018 00:00:00 -0700 Chad Thompson Premium deli-inspired sandwiches from Arby’s will soon be available to hungry customers in Fort Dodge. DRM, Inc., an Arby’s franchisee headquartered in Omaha, Nebraska,... Students get the feel of careers that happen to be on wheels http://www.greaterfortdodge.com/growthalliance/news-and-events/?item=17324 www.greaterfortdodge.com/growthalliance/news-and-events Wed, 02 May 2018 00:00:00 -0700 Hans Madsen The road grader the Iowa Department of Transportation brought to the Careers on Wheels day for middle school students actually only has one seat in it — it’s for the worker ... Annual event raises money for breast cancer research, comfort http://www.greaterfortdodge.com/growthalliance/news-and-events/?item=17325 www.greaterfortdodge.com/growthalliance/news-and-events Wed, 02 May 2018 00:00:00 -0700 Peter Kaspari Members and supporters of the Fighting Angels Abreast Dragon Boat team gathered in Fort Dodge for its annual May Day luncheon Tuesday. The luncheon was held at the Best Western Sta... Welcome to Duncombe http://www.greaterfortdodge.com/growthalliance/news-and-events/?item=17326 www.greaterfortdodge.com/growthalliance/news-and-events Sun, 29 Apr 2018 00:00:00 -0700 Peter Kaspari Parents, students and community members got a look at the newly reconstructed Duncombe Elementary School Saturday morning before its official opening in the fall. Duncombe will be ... Ag secretary forum to be in Fort Dodge http://www.greaterfortdodge.com/growthalliance/news-and-events/?item=17327 www.greaterfortdodge.com/growthalliance/news-and-events Sun, 29 Apr 2018 00:00:00 -0700 Bill Shea The five candidates seeking the Republican nomination for Iowa secretary of agriculture will answer questions during a forum in Fort Dodge on May 9. The forum will begin at 7 p.m. in... Could downtown Fort Dodge be the next Opportunity Zone? http://www.greaterfortdodge.com/growthalliance/news-and-events/?item=17328 www.greaterfortdodge.com/growthalliance/news-and-events Fri, 27 Apr 2018 00:00:00 -0700 Bill Shea Investors in downtown Fort Dodge properties may be able to benefit from a provision of the federal tax cut signed into law late last year by President Donald Trump. That law created Op... Katy Lynn Boutique keeps expanding http://www.greaterfortdodge.com/growthalliance/news-and-events/?item=17100 www.greaterfortdodge.com/growthalliance/news-and-events Sun, 22 Apr 2018 00:00:00 -0700 Terrence Dwyer Katy Lynn Boutique is booming. Krista Albright launched a Fort Dodge location for the enterprise on Central Avenue in October 2014. The business has grown so fast that she has mov... Local lawmakers square off on taxes http://www.greaterfortdodge.com/growthalliance/news-and-events/?item=17104 www.greaterfortdodge.com/growthalliance/news-and-events Sat, 21 Apr 2018 00:00:00 -0700 Bill Shea   A pair of Republican lawmakers told a Fort Dodge audience Friday that they’re eager to reach a compromise on a massive tax cut bill so they can wrap up this year&rsq... Salon Five One Five opens http://www.greaterfortdodge.com/growthalliance/news-and-events/?item=16783 www.greaterfortdodge.com/growthalliance/news-and-events Sun, 01 Apr 2018 00:00:00 -0700 Terrence Dwyer McCallie Jaeschke fulfilled a longtime ambition on Jan. 30. She launched Salon Five One Five at 1903 First Ave. S. Jaeschke co-owns this new business with Michael Payne. “I&... Rides Bar & Grill serves an award winning burger http://www.greaterfortdodge.com/growthalliance/news-and-events/?item=16784 www.greaterfortdodge.com/growthalliance/news-and-events Sun, 01 Apr 2018 00:00:00 -0700 Kriss Nelson For the fourth time in five years, Rides Bar & Grill, of Fort Dodge, has made the top 10 best burger in the 2018 Iowa’s Best Burger contest and is now in the running for the ... New hotel coming http://www.greaterfortdodge.com/growthalliance/news-and-events/?item=16782 www.greaterfortdodge.com/growthalliance/news-and-events Sat, 31 Mar 2018 00:00:00 -0700 Chad Thompson A new hotel that will be connected to Fort Frenzy is being planned on the corner of First Avenue South and South 32nd Street, according to a news release from Brookstone Lodge & S... New hotel coming http://www.greaterfortdodge.com/growthalliance/news-and-events/?item=16780 www.greaterfortdodge.com/growthalliance/news-and-events Sat, 31 Mar 2018 00:00:00 -0700 ...