College is not the only route to a financially rewarding career in central and western Iowa as more and more vocations will demand so-called “middle-skills” jobs, technical and craftsman and computer expertise, says Chad Schreck, a Carroll County native and economic-development leader for a cluster of eight counties in Iowa....   Read More
Tyson and Anne Greenwalt have built a business, Carver's Ridge, by engraving anything to make a gift personal. They engrave boulders to make memorials, landscape accents and more. ...   Read More
Des Moines, IA – May 2, 2014: The Professional Developers of Iowa (PDI) honored economic development organizations from Ames, Dubuque, the Quad Cities, Spencer and Stuart during the SMART Economic Development Conference held in Des Moines on May 1. The PDI Business Retention and Expansion (BRE) Awards Program recognizes the outstanding efforts of local and regional economic development initiatives in supporting growth and expansion of existing Iowa companies. Receiving awards for their support of BRE in 2013 were: BRE Overall Program: Greater Dubuque Development Corporation Quad Cities Chamber of Commerce Ames Economic Development Commission Single Project: Iowa Lakes Corridor Development Corporation – Polaris Industries Expansion Expansion Midwest Partnership Economic Development Corporation – Scranton Manufacturing Co., Inc. “Supporting Iowa’s existing industry is a key priority for PDI’s membership,” stated Stacie LoVan, PDI President. “The BRE Awards are intended to increase the focus on fostering Iowa business growth by economic development organizations and spotlight BRE programs and projects that have made a significant impact on Iowa communities.” Founded in 1973, with current membership of over 320, PDI is an organization dedicated to advancing the professionalism of its members through a wide range of programs and services. As an association, PDI provides professional training that helps its members do a better job for their community. PDI creates an atmosphere of support and offers an instant network of seasoned experts for local professionals to seek advice and support. Learn more about PDI at, and . ...   Read More

Welcome to Midwest Partnership EDC!

The Midwest Partnership Development Corporation is the non-profit, collaborative economic development organization formed to strengthen the economic vitality of the region consisting of Adair, Audubon, Greene, and Guthrie counties of west central Iowa.  Everything we do aims to create jobs, help companies grow, and increase the area's tax base.  We serve the needs of existing employers through our Business Retention & Expansion program, while strategizing to attract new business.  Our target areas include agribusiness, warehouse and distribution, and advanced manufacturing.  Contact us today at 515-523-1262 or

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