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OSCEOLA, Iowa /Massachusetts Newswire - National News/ -- It's been a year since the manufacturing industry was hit by the COVID-19 crisis forcing businesses to get creative to manage their workforce assets. In April of 2020, the rural Clarke County, Iowa's unemployment rate jumped from 3.4% to 11.8%, and more than 100,000 workers across the state were displaced, laid off, or simply let go when businesses had to close their doors, says Clarke County Development Corporation (CCDC).
Miller Products Company has seen a significant increase in the demand for quick-turn and custom machining
OSCEOLA, Iowa, /Massachusetts Newswire - National News/ -- Miller Products Company in Osceola Iowa, supplier of stock pins and fasteners as well as precision and Swiss CNC machined parts, has seen a significant increase in the demand for quick-turn and custom machining due to the post-COVID shipping challenges.
OSCEOLA, Iowa, April 6, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Since the WHO announced the Coronavirus / COVID-19 pandemic status in early March, long-term care facilities have been on the front lines of the health and safety battle, notes the Clarke County Development Corporation (CCDC).
OSCEOLA, Iowa, Nov. 19, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- The Osceola City Council has approved a schedule for taking bids on construction of the updated wastewater treatment facility. A recent pre-bid meeting brought in a handful of interest, but with design and budgeting finalized, the City is now able to open the call for bids to contractors interested in undertaking the project.
OSCEOLA, Iowa, March 26, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Spring is finally here and with it comes the start of the building season. As part of an ongoing housing development initiative, Clarke County Development Corporation (CCDC) has been working with the city of Osceola to offer home builders and developers shovel-ready sites at no cost for residential projects.
OSCEOLA, Iowa, Jan. 30, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- This year marks the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Clarke County Development Corporation (CCDC). In August of 1969, the development corporation that has brought Osceola and Clarke County, Iowa numerous business and economic successes.
OSCEOLA, Iowa, Nov. 16, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Osceola, Iowa's SIMCO Drilling Equipment, Inc. took steps this week to address the risks surrounding dangerous weather - specifically tornado incidents like those seen in Pella and the Vermeer plant recently. With over two dozen employees housed in a steel-frame building, along with tons of manufacturing equipment, you can imagine what a similar incident would do to SIMCO.
OSCEOLA, Iowa, Aug. 16, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Clarke County Hospital in Osceola, Iowa and the Veterans Administration in Des Moines recently partnered in a telemedicine exchange offering a rural Veteran a much-needed cardiology consultation.
OSCEOLA, Iowa, July 18, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Rural organizations throughout south-central Iowa, specifically, the city of Osceola and Clarke County Iowa look to their development corporation, the Clarke County Development Corporation (CCDC), for grants and other assistance to add value and benefits to the communities they serve.
OSCEOLA, Iowa, June 19, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- The Altec Osceola Body Plant has experienced tremendous growth in the five years it has been operating in Southern Iowa and is looking for the right candidates to join their exceptional team.
OSCEOLA, Iowa, April 10, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Clarke County State Bank, through the John T. Vucurevich Foundation, continues to support Clarke Elementary School as an official school in "The Leader in Me" program. Since 2012, CCSB has been a strong contributor to the program providing the base funding for its launch with foundation grants and bank donations.
OSCEOLA, Iowa, May 3, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- How often are you asked, "How far would you go for what you need?" Would you ever answer, "Across the entire state?" That's exactly what Thomas Kedley, Mayor of Osceola in Southern Iowa, has challenged himself to do through Operation Recreation.
OSCEOLA, Iowa, Feb. 28, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- 2017 marks the inaugural year for the Clarke Community Schools Career Academy program in the rural town of Osceola, Iowa. School administration, instructors, and local businesses have set forth a program focused on helping local students build a deeper understanding of how their education is integrated into future career options as well as learning the skills needed for trades available outside "traditional" secondary education tracks.
OSCEOLA, Iowa, Jan. 3, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- As part of a new housing development initiative, Osceola, Iowa's Clarke County Development Corporation (CCDC) is offering home builders and developers shovel-ready sites at no cost for residential projects as well as reimbursements on interest for construction loans for a 12-month period. The CCDC launched the Zero-Cost Development initiative in an effort to capitalize on the recent growth trends and development throughout south central Iowa.
OSCEOLA, Iowa, April 27, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Clarke County Development Corporation's Executive Director, Bill Trickey, was recently appointed to the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) State Advisory Board. The Iowa SBDC offers high quality assistance to current and future Iowa business owners. As a member, Trickey will influence decisions that benefit businesses and job creation throughout the state.
OSCEOLA, Iowa, Dec. 18, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Clarke Community Schools in Osceola, Iowa is developing a Career Academy that will provide a specialized course pathway for career-minded students. Aligned with Governor Branstad's new Future Ready Iowa initiative, this program is the genesis of Clarke's new curriculum director Jean Bahls and Bill Trickey of Clarke County Development Corporation.