January 2019
Midwest Partnership EDC is the non-profit, collaborative economic development organization formed to strengthen the economic vitality of the communities of Adair, Audubon, Greene and Guthrie Counties of West Central Iowa.
January 2019 News and Updates
Join Us for MWP Annual Dinner: Thursday, January 24th
Join Midwest Partnership staff, Board of Directors, area developers, business and community leaders as we gather together to celebrate the successes of the region over the past year. In additional to the Executive Director's annual report and the presentation of the Guy Powell Award and the Entrepreneur of the Year Award, attendees will also hear from keynote speaker Hernan Etcheto of Nutriom.

RSVP's are requested by January 17th, 2019. You can register on-line , by email , or by calling our office at (515)523-1262.
ECI of Western Iowa to Host OSHA Training
The Employers' Council of Iowa is hosting an OSHA Ten-Hour Safety Certificate Training for General Industries in Denison on February 19th and 20th. The cost to attend is $50 per person and attendees must be present both days to receive certification. Registration is accepted through February 15th by emailing Sherri Vaughn , Business Marketing Specialist for IowaWORKS. Space is limited, so reserve your spot soon!

RESOURCES TO USE!
CIRAS

The Center for Industrial Research and Service at Iowa State University was created in 1963 to improve the quality of life in Iowa by helping businesses and their communities prosper and grow. Their individually tailored strategy of Engage, Educate, and Embed means they work with companies to fashion solutions specific to their individual needs. Over the past five years, CIRAS and our partners have helped more than 3,900 businesses in every Iowa county, creating an economic impact of more than $2.5 billion. CIRAS offers numerous training opportunities each year. Check out the training calendar and attend one that fits your needs!
Iowa's Registered Apprenticeship

When it comes to businesses, there’s one challenge that undoubtedly rises to the top: a significant talent shortage and skills gap that hinders companies’ efforts to expand, innovate and thrive. Iowa's Registered Apprenticeship Program can help with this shortfall! The program helps companies recruit, train and retain workers to build a workforce that meets their needs. Iowa Workforce Development will help build the program to ensure it meets industry standards, from construction and healthcare to IT, advanced manufacturing and more. 

Contact the Iowa Workforce Development Office in Carroll if you're interested in exploring the Registered Apprenticeship Program for your business!
SAVE THE DATE!
MWP Annual Dinner : January 24th at
Lake Panorama National Resort

Iowa Tourism Conference : February 6th-8th in Altoona, Iowa

Iowa Rural Summit : April 11th-12th in
Grinnell, Iowa
Roger Brooks Workshop: April 23rd-24th in Western Iowa (Location TBA)

EntreFEST : May 16th-17th in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

MWP Golf Outing : June 27th at Lake Panorama National Resort
Connect with US!
Midwest Partnership Staff:
Sarah Gomez, Executive Director
Stacie Euken, Economic Development Coordinator