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Recent Successes & Collaborations

Marshall Economic Development, along with its investors and community partners, is pleased to showcase recent projects where their support had a role in bringing these business developments to fruition.


Aureon Contact Center

Developer: Caleris (Aureon)

Issue: Need to locate a new Iowa location for inbound tech advisory center

Capital investment: $200,000

Jobs created: 50

Collaborators: Marshall Economic Development, City of Marshalltown, RACOM, Iowa Area Development Group, Heart of Iowa Communications, Iowa Valley Community College District


MidAmerican Energy

Developer: MidAmerican

Issue: Proper management of new wind turbines within 30 minutes of Marshall County per FERC requirements

Capital investment: $750,000

Jobs created: 13

Collaborators: Marshall Economic Development, Marshall Industrial Park (MIP), City of Marshalltown, Marshall County Geographic Information Services


Casey’s General Stores – Iowa Avenue West

Developer: Casey’s General Store

Issue: Desire to locate new store on Iowa Avenue

Capital investment: Unknown

Collaborators: Marshall Economic Development, Ken Bennett (landowner), Clapsaddle-Garber Associates (CGA), City of Marshalltown 


TIG Distributing

Developer: TIG

Issue: Desire to expand; infrastructure limitations

Capital investment: approximately $1 million (total public/private investment $1.7 million)

Jobs retained: 15

Collaborators: Marshall Economic Development, TIG, City of Marshalltown, Marshalltown Industrial Park (MIP), Iowa Department of Transportation, Clapsaddle-Garber Associates (CGA)


MCC William “Bill” Faust Student Union


Menards Retail

Developer: Menards

Issue: Desire for larger retail presence

Capital investment: $4 million

Jobs created/retained: 75+

Collaborators: Marshall Economic Development, City of Marshalltown, local business industry


Bobcat Academy

 

Developer: Bobcat Academy
Issue: Need for additional early childhood education services
Jobs created: 15
Collaborators: Marshall Economic Development, Bobcat Academy, City of Marshalltown, Marshall County, local business industry


Bratney Companies

Developer: Bratney
Issue: Facility expansion
Capital investment: $750,000
Jobs created: 15
Collaborators: Marshall Economic Development, Bratney, Marshall County, Consumers Energy, Iowa Area Development Group, Clapsaddle-Garber Associates (CGA), Iowa Valley Community College District, Central Iowa Power Cooperative

See a video of Bratney Companies receiving the 2016 Iowa Venture Award.

 

 


13th Street Rehabilitation

Developer: Marshall Economic Development, City of Marshalltown

Issue: As identified in the 7 Big Ideas by 2011, it was a priority commercial redevelopment area

Capital investment: $ 2 million

Collaborators:  Marshall Economic Development, City of Marshalltown, Martha-Ellen Tye Foundation, local business industry, private investors, Marshall County Arts and Cultural Alliance, 13th Street Redevelopment Committee, Marshalltown Public Art Committee


Rex Ryden Rd.


Senior Living Communities

Developer: Cohen-Esrey

Issue: 2006 RDG identified housing need on East Main Street, vacated building

Capital investment: $5 million

Jobs created: 3

Collaborators: Marshall Economic Development, Marshalltown Central Business District, City of Marshalltown, Iowa State Historical Society, United States Department of Housing and Urban Development


Iowa Veterans Home Dack Nursing Building


Plumb Supply

Developer: Plumb Supply

Issue: Dilapidated building on a major thoroughfare (Iowa Ave. East)

Capital investment: $500,000

Jobs created: 16

Collaborators: Marshall Economic Development, City of Marshalltown, Plumb Supply

 


Midwest Manufacturing (Menards 18th Avenue)

Developer: Midwest Manufacturing

Issue: Desire to find a location in central Iowa for a manufacturing distribution facility that has rail service

Capital investment: $7 million

Jobs created: 43

Collaborators: Marshall Economic Development, Midwest Manufacturing, City of Marshalltown, Emerson/Fisher, Marshalltown Area Soccer Club, Iowa Department of Transportation, Union Pacific, Marshalltown Industrial Park (MIP), Clapsaddle-Garber Associates (CGA), Eleanor Tjossem (land owner), Marshalltown Water Works, Alliant Energy, Iowa Valley Community College District, and other local business industries

 

This project received an award:

 

 

Representatives from Marshall Economic Development, Marshalltown Regional Partnership, Vision Marshalltown, City of Marshalltown, Midwest Manufacturing, state government, and Community Foundation of Marshall County were on hand as Midwest Manufacturing of Marshalltown received the Regional Economic Impact Award at the Celebrate Business and Economic Impact Awards Luncheon.

 


Woodlands Construction

Developer: Meskwaki Inc.; Woodlands Construction Company

Issue: Shortage of housing in Marshall County

Capital Investment: $12 million

Jobs created: 10

Collaborators: Marshall Economic Development, Meskwaki Inc, City of Marshalltown, Clapsaddle-Garber Associates (CGA)

 


Slumberland

 

Developer: Slumberland, Inc.

Issue: Desire to locate a facility in the Marshall County area and need of the community to fill a commercial/retail property vacated by Staples.

Capital investment: please check assessor’s site for acquisition cost and add $200,000

Jobs created: 15

Collaborators: Marshall Economic Development, Developer and Broker, City of Marshalltown


JBS Stormwater Improvement

Developer: JBS

Issue: Production limitations to waste water management constraints

Capital investment: $6 million

Jobs retained: 1,100

Collaborators: Marshall Economic Development, JBS, Clapsaddle-Garber Associates (CGA), City of Marshalltown, Marshall County, Iowa Department of Agriculture, Iowa Department of Natural Resources


TSB Construction

Developer: TSB

Issue: Shortage of housing in Marshall County

Capital Investment: $6 million

Collaborators: Marshall Economic Development, TSB, Clapsaddle-Garber Associates (CGA), City of Marshalltown, Iowa Economic Development Authority, local landowners, local private investors


Orton Homes

Developer: Orton Homes

Issue: Shortage of housing in Marshall County

Capital investment: $1 million+

Collaborators: Marshall Economic Development, Orton Homes, Clapsaddle-Garber Associates (CGA), City of Marshalltown, Five Star Real Estate Group


Tallcorn Towers

Developer: Common Bond Comm.
Issue: Building needs rehabilitation to meet needs 2006 RDG plan
Capital Investment: $10 million
Collaborators: Marshall Economic Development, Marshalltown Central Business District (MCBD), City of Marshalltown, Marshall County, Martha-Ellen Tye Foundation, Iowa Finance Authority, State Historical Preservation Organization, Marshalltown Industrial Park
Recognition: featured on National Journal of Tax Credits front page


Marshalltown Generating Station

Developer: Alliant Energy
Issue: Need for additional electrical generation to serve customers
Capital investment: $750 million
Jobs created: 800 temporary, 23 permanent
Collaborators: Marshall Economic Development, Alliant Energy, Marshalltown Water Works, Marshall County, City of Marshalltown, Iowa State University, Iowa Utility Board, Clapsaddle-Garber Associates (CGA), Iowa Department of Natural Resources


Happy Tails 

Developer: Happy Tails
Issue: Desire to expand

Collaborators: Marshall Economic Development, City of Marshalltown, Iowa Small Business Development Center