Economic Gateway http://www.greaterfortdodge.com Greater Fort Dodge Growth Alliance News RSS Feed Fri, 20 Apr 2018 13:16:45 -0700 en-us The goal? Help Iowa thrive http://www.greaterfortdodge.com/growthalliance/news-and-events/?item=17008 www.greaterfortdodge.com/growthalliance/news-and-events Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 Terrence Dwyer The overwhelming majority of businesses in the Hawkeye State are small business — those with fewer than 500 employees. According to Debi Durham, director of the Iowa Economic D... Building a better block http://www.greaterfortdodge.com/growthalliance/news-and-events/?item=16995 www.greaterfortdodge.com/growthalliance/news-and-events Thu, 20 Apr 6400 15:23:51 -0800 Hans Madsen There’s an empty lot in the 1100 block of Central Avenue that’s been sitting unused for years. Once the site of a bar, the building was razed after a fire heavily damaged... A new era at the FDCC: Doyle returns to home turf http://www.greaterfortdodge.com/growthalliance/news-and-events/?item=16997 www.greaterfortdodge.com/growthalliance/news-and-events Thu, 20 Apr 0000 15:23:43 -0800 Eric Pratt Eddie Doyle is ready to give back to the game he loves and the course he’s always called home. The 2014 St. Edmond graduate is beginning his first full season as the golf shop m... Williams Bend welcomed http://www.greaterfortdodge.com/growthalliance/news-and-events/?item=16961 www.greaterfortdodge.com/growthalliance/news-and-events Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 Chad Thompson Fort Dodge is on the right track in tackling its infrastructure needs and attracting new people to the area, according to Debi Durham, director of the Iowa Economic Development Author... Building a better block http://www.greaterfortdodge.com/growthalliance/news-and-events/?item=16962 www.greaterfortdodge.com/growthalliance/news-and-events Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 Peter Kaspari An internationally-known nonprofit will be coming to Fort Dodge this week to help with ideas that will be used to revitalize the downtown area. The Better Block Foundation, nonpr... County maintenance building replaces aging structures http://www.greaterfortdodge.com/growthalliance/news-and-events/?item=16921 www.greaterfortdodge.com/growthalliance/news-and-events Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 Joe Sutter When the roof trusses began to fail, it was clear the Webster County road department needed a new maintenance building. The problem came about in 2013 on the building at 2096 240th St... Local companies, workers at the heart of Williams Bend project http://www.greaterfortdodge.com/growthalliance/news-and-events/?item=16922 www.greaterfortdodge.com/growthalliance/news-and-events Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 Bill Shea The group of workers busy constructing a duplex in the emerging Williams Bend neighborhood has something in common — all of them work for companies based in Fort Dodge. “Ev... MNW easily passes PPEL http://www.greaterfortdodge.com/growthalliance/news-and-events/?item=16820 www.greaterfortdodge.com/growthalliance/news-and-events Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 Chad Thompson Voters in the Manson Northwest Webster Community School District easily passed an extension of the Physical Plant and Equipment Levy Tuesday, with almost 90 percent of them voting yes... Salon Five One Five opens http://www.greaterfortdodge.com/growthalliance/news-and-events/?item=16783 www.greaterfortdodge.com/growthalliance/news-and-events Thu, 20 Apr 6000 15:22:56 -0800 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 Thu, 20 Apr 6000 15:22:56 -0800 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 Thu, 20 Apr 9600 15:22:47 -0800 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... St. Edmond Elementary holds career day http://www.greaterfortdodge.com/growthalliance/news-and-events/?item=16726 www.greaterfortdodge.com/growthalliance/news-and-events Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 Hans Madsen “What are you going to be when you grow up?” It’s a common question adults ask children. On Tuesday morning, kindergarten to fourth-grade students at St. Edmond ... New owner and a new home http://www.greaterfortdodge.com/growthalliance/news-and-events/?item=16694 www.greaterfortdodge.com/growthalliance/news-and-events Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 Terrence Dwyer Firm and has moved from its longtime home in the Snell Building to the law firm’s office at 706 First Ave. N. Snell Settlement Services was created in 2002 by Kurt T. Pittne... New area within the NCIRSWA landfill will be taking garbage by next year http://www.greaterfortdodge.com/growthalliance/news-and-events/?item=16653 www.greaterfortdodge.com/growthalliance/news-and-events Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 Joe Sutter Garbage never goes away — and the landfill south of Fort Dodge is building once again to ensure there’s a safe place to tuck it away. A new cell to hold the region’s... River plans a focal point in D.C. http://www.greaterfortdodge.com/growthalliance/news-and-events/?item=16654 www.greaterfortdodge.com/growthalliance/news-and-events Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 Bill Shea   Future plans for the Des Moines River corridor in Fort Dodge were a frequent topic of discussion in Washington, D.C., Thursday as local leaders spent a second ... Local group meets Ernst, Grassley http://www.greaterfortdodge.com/growthalliance/news-and-events/?item=16643 www.greaterfortdodge.com/growthalliance/news-and-events Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 Bill Shea Local officials visiting Washington, D.C., had what one called “good meetings” with U.S. senators Joni Ernst and Charles Grassley on Wednesday. But much of the local delega... FD, Webster County projects to be showcased in Washington http://www.greaterfortdodge.com/growthalliance/news-and-events/?item=16527 www.greaterfortdodge.com/growthalliance/news-and-events Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 BILL SHEA Some members of Congress and other federal officials are about to get a crash course on what’s going on in Fort Dodge and Webster County. That education will be courtesy of a 17-... The economics of health http://www.greaterfortdodge.com/growthalliance/news-and-events/?item=16381 www.greaterfortdodge.com/growthalliance/news-and-events Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 Terrence Dwyer UnityPoint Health — Trinity Regional Medical Center generates 1,159 jobs that add $72,784,155 to the local economy, according to a study just released by the Iowa Hospital Asso... Hope for the future http://www.greaterfortdodge.com/growthalliance/news-and-events/?item=16382 www.greaterfortdodge.com/growthalliance/news-and-events Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 Hans Madsen The building on the southeast corner of First Avenue North and North 11th Street — just east of the Beacon of Hope Shelter — is currently empty. It won’t be for lon... Holiday Inn Express and Suites Fort Dodge received the IHG® (InterContinental Hotels Group) 2017 Quality Excellence Award http://www.greaterfortdodge.com/growthalliance/news-and-events/?item=16460 www.greaterfortdodge.com/growthalliance/news-and-events Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 ATLANTA (March 12, 2018) -- The Holiday Inn Express and Suites Fort Dodge received the IHG® (InterContinental Hotels Group) 2017 Quality Excellence Award for achieving superior levels of service e... Using 911: If you can’t call, text http://www.greaterfortdodge.com/growthalliance/news-and-events/?item=16361 www.greaterfortdodge.com/growthalliance/news-and-events Thu, 20 Apr 6000 15:20:49 -0800 Peter Kaspari Those who need immediate assistance of Webster County first responders now have a new way of getting ahold of emergency crews: They can text to 911. The service, which is being pro... Iowa Central rolls out its spending plan http://www.greaterfortdodge.com/growthalliance/news-and-events/?item=16329 www.greaterfortdodge.com/growthalliance/news-and-events Thu, 20 Apr 9600 15:20:40 -0800 Chad Thompson   Iowa Central Community College’s $25.5 million general obligation bond, which will pay for a variety of building improvement projects, will be broken... Peart makes dreams reality http://www.greaterfortdodge.com/growthalliance/news-and-events/?item=16301 www.greaterfortdodge.com/growthalliance/news-and-events Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 Terrence Dwyer For many families, moving into a new, custom-built home is at — or near — the top of their dream list. Helping people in north central Iowa turn that important life goal ... Taets is Catalyst winner http://www.greaterfortdodge.com/growthalliance/news-and-events/?item=16302 www.greaterfortdodge.com/growthalliance/news-and-events Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 Hans Madsen John Taets, chief executive officer of Northwest Bank in Fort Dodge, was honored Thursday night with the Greater Fort Dodge Growth Alliance’s annual Catalyst Award for his diverse... Air Choice One adds St. Louis flight, one flight to Twin Cities to be dropped http://www.greaterfortdodge.com/growthalliance/news-and-events/?item=16304 www.greaterfortdodge.com/growthalliance/news-and-events Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 Bill Shea Area travelers will have more flights between Fort Dodge and St. Louis, Missouri, available to them beginning today. However, they will have fewer flights between Fort Dodge and Minnea...