Monona County Economic Development

2020 Business Spotlight: The Hoffman Agency

By admin on March 9, 2020 0 Comments

Founded In Charter Oak, IA in 1964 – The Hoffman Agency has been serving insurance consumers with old-fashioned customer service at multiple locations across Western Iowa. The Hoffman Agency’s traditional values combined with today’s technology to allow them to provide the high quality, professional, personal insurance services you deserve. Their business is based on the premise that … Continue Reading

Monona County Economic Development

2020 MCEDP Partner Spotlight: Great Southern Bank

By admin on March 2, 2020 0 Comments

In 1923, Great Southern Bank was started with a $5,000 investment and has since grown to the company it is today. Great Southern Bank serves more than 151,000 households by providing them with the most comprehensive line of products and services available. With nearly 1,200 dedicated associates they provide exceptional service to customers. Great Southern … Continue Reading

Monona County Economic Development

MCEDP Board Approves Update to Partner Benefits 2020

By admin on February 3, 2020 0 Comments

On January 31, 2020 the MCEDP Board of Directors voted to approve an update to their partner benefits. The executive director proposed a significant increase in the level of marketing provided to MCEDP partners by offering things such as eligibility to be featured in the annual promotional video, increased online promotion for partners through the … Continue Reading

Education, Monona County Economic Development, Workforce Development

Work Based Learning and Business Partnerships at West Monona School

By admin on December 16, 2019 0 Comments

West Monona Community School District has partnered with several entities including Monona County Economic Development (MCEDP), The Northwest Area Education Agency, The City of Onawa, and Future Ready Iowa to facilitate Work Based Learning and business partnerships for students and local employers.  The school-business partnership was initially developed in 2018 when community leaders, law enforcement … Continue Reading

Agriculture Development, Entrepreneurs

Pork Producers Wanted In Monona County

By admin on November 22, 2019 0 Comments

If you have ever considered diversification or expansion of your agriculture business or if you’re considering business succession to bring the next generation back to the farm. We have a great pork production opportunity for you to learn about. Stephanie Weise with Western Iowa Power Cooperative is currently in touch with a company that wants … Continue Reading

Community Development

State of Iowa Recognizes Monona County at Rural Iowa Development Summit

By admin on May 20, 2019 1 Comment

Monona County was in the spotlight in early April when two of our communities were awarded a highly competitive grant by Governor Reynolds at the Rural Iowa Development Summit. The Community Catalyst Building Remediation (CCBR) Grant was created to help rural Iowa communities with Main Street building rehab. Applying for the state-funded grant wasn’t as … Continue Reading

Monona County Economic Development

MCEDP 2018 Annual Report

By admin on December 31, 2018 0 Comments

2018 was an exciting year for the Monona County Economic Development Partnership for Growth. Entrepreneurship This year has been filled with much needed time making connections with groups in the county and region. Monona County Economic Development has built on it’s existing partnership with Iowa’s West Coast Initiative and the Small Business Development Centers to … Continue Reading