Economic Development 101 Workshops Offered in Midwest Partnership Region


Midwest Partnership Economic Development Corporation is working with Western Iowa Advantage to bring Economic Development 101 sessions to each of the region’s counties. These sessions will provide an overview of what economic development is, the basic concepts and principles of the economic development process, how it works, and the role elected officials and community members play in the process. County Supervisors, City Council Members, Mayors, City Clerks, and community development leaders are invited to attend one of three sessions. The sessions will be presented by Mark Reinig, Economic Development Program Manager for Iowa State University’s Center for Industrial Research and Service (CIRAS).

Similar sessions are being conducted in the other counties that make up Western Iowa Advantage. Earlier this fall, a session was conducted in Sac County and was well received by Sac City Council Member Bruce Perry. “Economic Development 101 is a quick, easy way to get an overview of current trends in growing communities,” said Perry. “I certainly encourage elected leaders and business persons to take advantage of future presentations of the program.”

Economic Development 101 sessions have been scheduled in Greenfield, Audubon, and Guthrie Center, each at 5:30 pm. Those interested are encouraged to reserve a seat for the session that best suits their schedule, rather than being limited to their home county. These sessions are free, but RSVPs are requested, as dinner will be provided for attendees.


November 14th


November 15th


November 16th

5:30—6:30 PM

5:30—6:30 PM

5:30—6:30 PM

Hotel Greenfield

ACED Office

Guthrie County

ISU Extension

110 E Iowa Street, Greenfield

800 Market Street, Audubon

212 State Street, Guthrie Center


For more information or to RSVP, contact Sarah Gomez at or (515)523-1262.

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