Economic Gateway http://www.greaterfortdodge.com Greater Fort Dodge Growth Alliance News RSS Feed Tue, 28 Mar 2017 08:53:36 -0700 en-us Crew, city leaders tout series that will stop — and be filmed — in FD http://www.greaterfortdodge.com/growthalliance/news-and-events/?item=10993 www.greaterfortdodge.com/growthalliance/news-and-events Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 PETER KASPAR A 2,000-mile trivia game that will stop in Fort Dodge this fall was officially announced to the public Monday. “The Fireball Run,” described as an “adven... Greater Fort Dodge Growth Alliance event draws record crowd http://www.greaterfortdodge.com/growthalliance/news-and-events/?item=10836 www.greaterfortdodge.com/growthalliance/news-and-events Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 A record 425 community leaders and civic-minded area residents gathered Thursday evening at the Best Western Starlite Village Inn & Suites for food and camaraderie at the annual meeting of the Gre... At Growth Alliance annual dinner, Shimkat wins Catalyst Award http://www.greaterfortdodge.com/growthalliance/news-and-events/?item=10829 www.greaterfortdodge.com/growthalliance/news-and-events Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 BILL SHEA A co-owner of Shimkat Motor Co. was honored Thursday evening for his decades of devotion to the Fort Dodge community in a wide range of roles. Bruce Shimkat received the Catalyst Award... Growth Alliance annual dinner speaker: Disruptive change must be embraced http://www.greaterfortdodge.com/growthalliance/news-and-events/?item=10830 www.greaterfortdodge.com/growthalliance/news-and-events Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 BILL SHEA Change, as the old saying goes, is the only thing that is constant. But now, change driven by technology is happening so fast that it is really disruption, according to a man who&rsquo... Outdoor scene tops photo contest http://www.greaterfortdodge.com/growthalliance/news-and-events/?item=10833 www.greaterfortdodge.com/growthalliance/news-and-events Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 BILL SHEA An image of a snowy scene along a tree-lined road captured top honors Thursday in a photography contest conducted by the Image Committee of the Greater Fort Dodge Growth Alliance. The ... Pederson named GFDGA Volunteer of the year http://www.greaterfortdodge.com/growthalliance/news-and-events/?item=10834 www.greaterfortdodge.com/growthalliance/news-and-events Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 A man who regularly gives tours of Fort Dodge to potential new residents was named the Greater Fort Dodge Growth Alliance Volunteer of the Year Thursday night. Steve Pederson was named the winner o... Fort Dodge gears up to take part in Fireball Run http://www.greaterfortdodge.com/growthalliance/news-and-events/?item=10594 www.greaterfortdodge.com/growthalliance/news-and-events Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 JOE SUTTER This fall, 40 teams will stop in Fort Dodge on a 2,000-mile trivia game across the Midwest. More details will be available next month, but a sneak peak at the Fireball Run &ldquo... Greater FD Growth Alliance: Growing the area http://www.greaterfortdodge.com/growthalliance/news-and-events/?item=10630 www.greaterfortdodge.com/growthalliance/news-and-events Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 BILL SHEA   The Greater Fort Dodge Growth Alliance exists to pursue economic development and quality of life efforts to improve the entire region. Dennis Plautz, the alliance’s chief... ‘All About Greater Fort Dodge’ debuts http://www.greaterfortdodge.com/growthalliance/news-and-events/?item=10178 www.greaterfortdodge.com/growthalliance/news-and-events Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 TERRENCE DWYER, Editorial Page Editor Ensuring that there is a prosperous future for Fort Dodge and Webster County is at the heart of the mission of the Greater Fort Dodge Growth Alliance. Convinci... Artistic endeavors http://www.greaterfortdodge.com/growthalliance/news-and-events/?item=10179 www.greaterfortdodge.com/growthalliance/news-and-events Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 HANS MADSEN After going over 16 design proposals for a mural to be painted on a long abandoned grain elevator sitting along Hawkeye Avenue near Loomis Park, the City of Fort Dodge Public Art Commit... Governor, Lt. Gov speak at PDI conference http://www.greaterfortdodge.com/growthalliance/news-and-events/?item=8761 www.greaterfortdodge.com/growthalliance/news-and-events Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 By PETER KASPARI (pkaspari@messengernews.net) , Messenger News The governor and lieutenant governor had praise for Fort Dodge Thursday during a lunchtime speech at the 2016 Fall Conferenc... A progressive and proud Fort Dodge plays host as Iowa developers converge for Fall Conference http://www.greaterfortdodge.com/growthalliance/news-and-events/?item=8762 www.greaterfortdodge.com/growthalliance/news-and-events Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 By CHAD THOMPSON cthompson@messengernews.net , Messenger News Fort Dodge has become an impressive example of growth for other areas around the state of Iowa to model, according to Maureen... Reed, Carlson take positions on issues facing county in supervisor contest http://www.greaterfortdodge.com/growthalliance/news-and-events/?item=8763 www.greaterfortdodge.com/growthalliance/news-and-events Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 By JOE SUTTER (jsutter@messengernews.net) , Messenger News Candidates for Webster County Supervisor weighed in on hog confinements, water quality lawsuits, and economic development at a f... Commission recommends approval of changes needed for new shopping center http://www.greaterfortdodge.com/growthalliance/news-and-events/?item=8764 www.greaterfortdodge.com/growthalliance/news-and-events Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 By BILL SHEA (bshea@messengernews.net) , Messenger News A proposed new shopping center to be built where the vacant Sears store at Crossroads Mall now stands received a key endorsement Tu... Air Choice One releases flight schedule http://www.greaterfortdodge.com/growthalliance/news-and-events/?item=8765 www.greaterfortdodge.com/growthalliance/news-and-events Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 By CHAD THOMPSON (cthompson@messengernews.net) , Messenger News Air Choice One has released a new flight schedule following an announcement that the Fort Dodge Regional Airport will once ... Hometown Heroes http://www.greaterfortdodge.com/growthalliance/news-and-events/?item=11001 www.greaterfortdodge.com/growthalliance/news-and-events Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 HANS MADSEN Dr. Matt Maggio might not have been able to attend the Fort Dodge Community Foundation and United Way and Serving Our Servants Heroes Luncheon Wednesday were it not for two of the indiv... Ready to grow http://www.greaterfortdodge.com/growthalliance/news-and-events/?item=10827 www.greaterfortdodge.com/growthalliance/news-and-events Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 JOE SUTTER Kevin Black sees a lot of potential at the corner of Webster Street and Riddle Street in Gowrie. Three empty lots sit there, platted and ready for builders to put up the town’s ... UnityPoint Health — Trinity Regional Medical Center boosts local economy http://www.greaterfortdodge.com/growthalliance/news-and-events/?item=10835 www.greaterfortdodge.com/growthalliance/news-and-events Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 UnityPoint Health — Trinity Regional Medical Center is a good example of something that is so vital a part of our immediate environment it is easy to take for granted. Its excellence is enormous... New scan technology in use at FD airport http://www.greaterfortdodge.com/growthalliance/news-and-events/?item=10828 www.greaterfortdodge.com/growthalliance/news-and-events Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 CHAD THOMPSON The latest checkpoint screening technology is in use at the Fort Dodge Regional Airport, according to the Transportation Security Administration. AIT-2 next-generation technology s... United Way honors businesses http://www.greaterfortdodge.com/growthalliance/news-and-events/?item=10832 www.greaterfortdodge.com/growthalliance/news-and-events Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 BILL SHEA The Messenger and three other businesses were honored Thursday night for their contributions to the United Way of Greater Fort Dodge. Randy Kuhlman, the chief executive officer of the ... CSBank is now Availa Bank http://www.greaterfortdodge.com/growthalliance/news-and-events/?item=10749 www.greaterfortdodge.com/growthalliance/news-and-events Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800   BILL SHEA A Fort Dodge bank adopted a new name on Friday. The former CSBank is now Availa Bank, leaders of the financial institution announced Friday. ”We are proud to be a pa... Decker names Grand Champion Driver of the Year http://www.greaterfortdodge.com/growthalliance/news-and-events/?item=10750 www.greaterfortdodge.com/growthalliance/news-and-events Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 JOE SUTTER Decker Truck Line Inc., has a new way of showing appreciation to its drivers. The organization held a companywide celebration Friday, awarding a brand-new Harley-Davidson motorcycle t... New housing ahead http://www.greaterfortdodge.com/growthalliance/news-and-events/?item=10592 www.greaterfortdodge.com/growthalliance/news-and-events Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 BILL SHEA Five duplexes may be the first new homes built on the former Theiss farm property in Fort Dodge. Those duplexes would be located at the intersection of Williams Drive and 20th Avenue N... Elanco joins FD community http://www.greaterfortdodge.com/growthalliance/news-and-events/?item=10591 www.greaterfortdodge.com/growthalliance/news-and-events Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 BILL SHEA Another major player in the animal medicine industry arrived in Fort Dodge in January. Elanco U.S. Inc. purchased the manufacturing and research complex at 800 Fifth St. N.W. and the p... The face of downtown changes http://www.greaterfortdodge.com/growthalliance/news-and-events/?item=10631 www.greaterfortdodge.com/growthalliance/news-and-events Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 TERRENCE DWYER   New businesses are just one indicator that at community — or a commercial district — is vibrant. Positive changes in existing enterprises also demonstrate positiv...