Economic Vitality Committee

Focuses on capital, incentives, and other economic and financial tools to assist new and existing businesses, catalyze property development, and create a supportive environment for entrepreneurs and innovators that drive Ottumwa's local economy. 


Committee Chair

A.J. Gevock

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Market Analysis

Look up!

We freshen up downtown by changing banners a couple times a year and planting and hanging flower pots each spring.

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Business Assistance

Here to help!

We help local entrepreneurs with a variety of tasks, from working with City officials to adjust codes and ordinances to assisting businesses start-up or grow. 

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Property Development

What's Next?

Since MSO was created, over $20M has been invested in downtown buildings; but we're not done yet!