Economic Gateway http://www.greaterfortdodge.com Greater Fort Dodge Growth Alliance News RSS Feed Fri, 26 May 2017 08:02:03 -0700 en-us Warden planning continues http://www.greaterfortdodge.com/growthalliance/news-and-events/?item=12325 www.greaterfortdodge.com/growthalliance/news-and-events Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 BILL SHEA The vacant Warden Plaza in downtown Fort Dodge could be filled with 120 new apartments by the end of 2019, City Council members learned Monday. The also vacant Wahkonsa Annex next to t... New leaders ‘graduate’ in Fort Dodge http://www.greaterfortdodge.com/growthalliance/news-and-events/?item=12202 www.greaterfortdodge.com/growthalliance/news-and-events Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 HANS MADSEN The 25 graduates of the Greater Fort Dodge Growth Alliance Leadership Fort Dodge program were spared one tradition Tuesday evening during their graduation at the Best Western Starlite V... The Game of Life: FDSH freshmen learn lessons that will pay off when they become adults http://www.greaterfortdodge.com/growthalliance/news-and-events/?item=12095 www.greaterfortdodge.com/growthalliance/news-and-events Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 CHAD THOMPSON Freshmen at Fort Dodge Senior High got a reality check Wednesday as they navigated their way through various real-life scenarios. About 270 students participated in The Game of Lif... Webster County employment study is progressing http://www.greaterfortdodge.com/growthalliance/news-and-events/?item=12069 www.greaterfortdodge.com/growthalliance/news-and-events Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 JOE SUTTER The Greater Fort Dodge Growth Alliance will be working with Iowa Workforce Development’s Regional Research Bureau to complete a laborshed employment study for Webster County. Th... Rejoining Main Street Iowa makes sense http://www.greaterfortdodge.com/growthalliance/news-and-events/?item=12070 www.greaterfortdodge.com/growthalliance/news-and-events Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 For 35 years, Main Street America has helped historic downtowns and neighborhood commercial districts address the challenges of successful evolution in a rapidly changing society. It is a network of p... FD will host Market on Central’s evening debut http://www.greaterfortdodge.com/growthalliance/news-and-events/?item=11920 www.greaterfortdodge.com/growthalliance/news-and-events Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 PETER KASPARI A change to Market on Central will expand the annual summer attraction to evenings as organizers look to reach more people. The market, which provides food, entertainment and shopp... Webster Co. supervisors show support for Main Street Iowa http://www.greaterfortdodge.com/growthalliance/news-and-events/?item=11685 www.greaterfortdodge.com/growthalliance/news-and-events Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 JOE SUTTER The Webster County Board of Supervisors gave its approval Tuesday to an effort to get Fort Dodge back into the Main Street Iowa program. The city and the Greater Fort Dodge Growth All... SSMID board says yes to Main Street program http://www.greaterfortdodge.com/growthalliance/news-and-events/?item=11449 www.greaterfortdodge.com/growthalliance/news-and-events Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 BILL SHEA An effort to get Fort Dodge back into the Main Street Iowa program was endorsed Tuesday by a group that represents downtown property owners. The Self-Supported Municipal Improvement Di... Cleanup effort enhances Fort Dodge http://www.greaterfortdodge.com/growthalliance/news-and-events/?item=11450 www.greaterfortdodge.com/growthalliance/news-and-events Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 EDITORIAL This week Fort Dodgers have the opportunity to help improve the appearance of their hometown. The 12th annual FOD walk, where participants spend an hour cleaning up parts of Fort Dodge... Main Street Iowa http://www.greaterfortdodge.com/growthalliance/news-and-events/?item=11322 www.greaterfortdodge.com/growthalliance/news-and-events Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 JOE SUTTER Business leaders and the city of Fort Dodge are looking into joining the Main Street Iowa program again. Carissa Harvey, Fort Dodge senior city planner, and Jill Nelson, community dev... Prestage’s pork processing plant means dollars, jobs; Fort Dodge expected to see highest population increase http://www.greaterfortdodge.com/growthalliance/news-and-events/?item=11184 www.greaterfortdodge.com/growthalliance/news-and-events Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 CHAD THOMPSON Prestage Foods of Iowa’s incoming multi-million-dollar pork processing plant could fuel a resurgence in north central Iowa communities, which have lagged behind the rest of Iowa... 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... PICA honored for keeping FD beautiful http://www.greaterfortdodge.com/growthalliance/news-and-events/?item=12336 www.greaterfortdodge.com/growthalliance/news-and-events Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 PETER KASPARI A local group dedicated to keeping up Fort Dodge’s appearance was honored Tuesday with an award from a statewide organization. Pride in Community Appearance, known as PICA, r... FD will host Market on Central’s evening debut http://www.greaterfortdodge.com/growthalliance/news-and-events/?item=11919 www.greaterfortdodge.com/growthalliance/news-and-events Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 ... Inside Friendship Haven’s new Memory Center http://www.greaterfortdodge.com/growthalliance/news-and-events/?item=11884 www.greaterfortdodge.com/growthalliance/news-and-events Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 CHAD THOMPSON A memory center designed to support those with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia will require more than 50 new employees at Friendship Haven when the facility opens, according to... Careers on Wheels puts middle school students in the driver’s seat and headed for their future http://www.greaterfortdodge.com/growthalliance/news-and-events/?item=11758 www.greaterfortdodge.com/growthalliance/news-and-events Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 HANS MADSEN As a few snow flurries fell from the sky Thursday morning, a group of Fort Dodge Middle School students huddled in front of the blade of an Iowa Department of Transportation plow truck ... Thiess farm duplex proposal advances http://www.greaterfortdodge.com/growthalliance/news-and-events/?item=11110 www.greaterfortdodge.com/growthalliance/news-and-events Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 BILL SHEA A series of duplex homes on the north side of Fort Dodge inched closer to reality Monday when the City Council approved the second reading of a needed zoning change on a 6-1 vote. Coun... Health care benefits: UnityPoint’s Trinity pumps more than $70M into FD economy, study says http://www.greaterfortdodge.com/growthalliance/news-and-events/?item=11108 www.greaterfortdodge.com/growthalliance/news-and-events Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 CHAD THOMPSON UnityPoint Health — Trinity Regional Medical Center is proving to be a valuable commodity in not only stimulating the local economy, but also attracting new businesses to the Fo... 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 ...