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About Economic Development

The Chamber provides a unified voice promoting Marshall County economic development. A public-private partnership offering services to clients throughout the county, economic development is governed by a 15-member Board of Directors representing finance, real-estate, utilities, government and industry sectors.

Since its inception in the early 1990s, economic development has assisted companies in creating more than 2,000 jobs and has spurred capital investment of more than $1.2 billion.


Site Location/Selection Assistance
For business expansion, economic development provides quick, accurate information essential to site location decisions. Recognizing the priority of reliable and comprehensive data to site selectors and business decision makers, economic development integrates the International Economic Development Council (IEDC) Data Standards into available property and data pages.

Financial Packaging Assistance

Through partnerships and relationships, the Chamber assists businesses with filling the financing gap. Economic development connects clients with local lenders and strategic partners devoted to seeing the business community prosper. We also maintain an internal revolving loan fund for gap financing of area startups.

Permitting Assistance
Extensive project experience enables the Chamber to work closely with local, state and federal departments who issue facility construction and new business operation permits.

Energy Efficiency Opportunities

In today’s market, energy efficiency is critical to the bottom line. The Chamber connects area industries and businesses with partner utilities to provide access to both capital and rebates promoting energy efficiency.

Community Development Projects

The Chamber is committed to the success of community improvement and investment projects, recognizing that quality of life is important for area industries and their employees.

To learn more about opportunities for your business/organization in the Marshall County area or to discuss ways we can assist your project, please contact our office.

MED Board of Directors

Paul Beals, Independent Insurance Services Chair
Steve Valbracht, Marshalltown Aviation, Inc. Vice Chair
Curt Hoff, United Bank & Trust NA Treasurer
Matt Garber, Clapsaddle-Garber Associates, Inc. Past Chair
Dan Moellers, Jiffy Convenience Stores Chamber Chair
Bryan Amundson, Heart of Iowa Communications
Ellen Bergman, Bergman CPA Tax & Accounting
Mayor Joel Greer, City of Marshalltown
Miguel Gutierrez, Lennox Industries
Steven Shupp, Alliant Energy
Dave Thompson, Marshall County Supervisors
Mary Wertzberger, RACOM Corporation


State Senator Jeff Edler
Vice Chancellor Jacque Goodman, IVCE
Marshalltown City Administrator Jessica Kinser
State Representative Mark Smith


Thomas L. Diemerly Executive Director
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