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contents All About Greater Fort Dodge 5 Growth Alliance Welcome 7 Mayor’s Welcome 9

Webster County Welcome

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City of Manson, Dayton & Gowrie

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Demographics

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History

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Government

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CEO’s Welcome The Greater Fort Dodge Growth Alliance and The Messenger are pleased to present this publication as a reference and guide for the Greater Fort Dodge region. The Greater Fort Dodge area continues to experience economic growth as well as significant improvements to the quality of life for all of our current and future citizens. This growth is unprecedented in recent history and is a result of increased engagement and collaboration between our citizens and our institutions. Economic and community development go hand in hand and the Greater Fort Dodge region recognizes that an economically viable community is one that is a great place to live, work, and play. Within Webster County’s manufacturing GRP, Biological Products make up 42% of the manufacturing sector, with Ethyl Alcohol (Ethanol) and Gypsum to follow. Gypsum production in Webster County makes up 67% of the entire state’s gypsum production, our metal can sector 48% and biological 33% of each of their state sectors.

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This growth has been concurrent with quality of life improvements that include increased recreational opportunities, as well as a worldclass OHV (Off-Highway Vehicle) Park. A location on the Des Moines River, which is currently undergoing riverfront improvements, Lizard Creek and its excellent water trail system, fine arts, quality healthcare, and leading educational opportunities also make this a great place to visit or call home.

Dennis Plautz, CEO Greater Fort Dodge Growth Alliance

Thank you to all of our Greater Fort Dodge Growth Alliance investors and members, and to all the residents that have made this such a great place to live, work and play.

Greater Fort Dodge Growth Alliance is an efficient organization whose mission is to unify and coordinate accountable economic and community development, to enhance the quality of life in Fort Dodge, Iowa and the region.

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819 1st Avenue South • Fort Dodge, Iowa 50501 • (515) 576-4551 Matt Bemrich, Mayor • David Fierke, City Manager

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MAYOR’S WELCOME Fort Dodge is a city that I am proud to call home. I believe our community is and has been experiencing some of the most exciting developments and opportunities in our city’s history. As Mayor and on behalf of our City Council, I would like to extend to you a warm and genuine welcome to the City of Fort Dodge and Webster County. Fort Dodge is the county seat for Webster County, IA with a population of over 26,000 and serves as a regional retail hub for the surrounding communities. With a rich history Fort Dodge was founded in 1869 as a military fort. We were built around the mining industry (gypsum, clay, and limestone), then animal pharmaceuticals, and now with bio-chem/bio tech and other agriculture related industries. Over the years Fort Dodge has seen many changes with the addition and expansion of companies like CJ Bio America, Cargill, Elanco, Friendship Haven, Unity Point, and AML Riverside. We continue to experience economic growth as our community comes together to find ways to make Fort Dodge a dynamic and exciting place to live. Additionally, Fort Dodge’s Historic Downtown was recently designated as a “Main Street Iowa” community which highlights the vibrancy of

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the varied small businesses, boutiques, and restaurants located in the downtown area. The City of Fort Dodge is dedicated to working in partnership with The Greater Fort Dodge Growth Alliance, local businesses and area citizens to enhance our quality of life.

Matt Bemrich Mayor, City of Fort Dodge

We pride ourselves on being a welcoming community with picturesque neighborhoods, firstclass educational opportunities, state-of-the-art health services, many service clubs and organizations, an array of arts and culture as well as boundless activities through recreation, local attractions and entertainment venues. Through purposeful collaboration we have made great strides to develop our infrastructure, retail sector, and recreational and educational opportunities that have helped our community thrive. Again, I welcome you to our great community and invite you to discover why Fort Dodge is a strong community in which to live, work and play.

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WELCOME TO WEBSTER COUNTY

Mark Campbell Chairman, Webster County Board of Supervisors

We’re thrilled you’re here! As Chairman of the Webster County Board of Supervisors, I speak for us all when I say that we hope you enjoy your time here. Webster County is a wonderful place filled with friendly people, exciting recreational activities, and beautiful scenery. Here in Northwest Iowa, you can do your fair share of fishing, cycling, and camping. Perhaps you’d like to take your side-by-side for a spin through the Gypsum City OHV Park or dine at any number of fantastic locally-owned restaurants. We’re big on community here in Webster County, and that’s evident from the wide variety of arts activities, sporting events, and festivals. From the bustling, innovative economic opportunities to the peacefulness of the lush green hills flanking the Des Moines River, Webster County is a large community with small town hospitality. Whether you’re here for a long weekend visit or you’re here to make Webster County home, we invite you to check out everything we have to offer in Webster County.

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CITY OF MANSON Manson is ideally located on Highway 7 between Fort Dodge and Twin Lakes, just 11 miles west of the rapidly growing Iowa Crossroads of Global Innovation Industrial Park (Cargill, Valero, and CJ Bio America), and within 5 miles of four-lane U.S. Highway 20 making it a sought after location for new residents within the region. With a population of nearly 1600, Manson’s quality of life is exceptional. The community is known for its excellent education system, athletic facilities, quality housing, safe public areas, strong musical heritage, active organizations and numerous quality of life amenities; Manson Area Community Center offering state of the art work-out equipment and gymnasium and Manson Golf and Country Club featuring a beautiful nine-hole course offering league and tournament play. The Manson Aquatic Center provides a modern pool and water play area for adults and children alike. Manson is the home to 6 churches.

organizations, businesses and residents to enhance our community’s quality of life. The planning for community amenities is continuously underway with the city currently in the process of completing a new Main Street project. As mayor and on behalf of our City Council, I invite you to visit Manson and see for yourself all that our community has to offer. Manson is small town living at its finest! Dave Anderson, Mayor, City of Manson, IA

The City of Manson enjoys working with the Greater Fort Dodge Growth Alliance, community

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CITY OF GOWRIE

Gowrie welcomes you to Webster County! We are the second largest city in the county with a population of around 1,000. We have many amenities here that residents and visitors enjoy including three wonderful city parks, playgrounds, dog park, a municipal golf course, swimming pool, roller skating rink, and a disc golf course. The Southeast Valley School District office is located here, as is the high school. We also have a fully accredited day care. Gowrie supports two churches (Gowrie Methodist and Zion Lutheran). Many new retail stores have been added to our downtown commercial district which includes a full-service community owned grocery store, gift shops & antiques, convenience store, auto service stations, lawyer, restaurants, and many other services. Gowrie Municipal Utilities provides electricity, water and sewer with recent upgrades featuring standalone 24/7 power generation. Gowrie is completely covered with fiber-optic, highspeed internet making it easy to conduct business or work from home. Health care services available in Gowrie include a medical clinic & pharmacy, dental, optometry, two

veterinary clinics, chiropractic & rehabilitation care as well as senior citizen assisted living housing and elderly meals program. Gowrie is a safe place to live because of our full-time police department and volunteer ambulance and fire departments. Our progressive community leaders organize many social events throughout the year including our FAMOUS 4th of July celebration with a huge parade and carnival and other popular attractions. Go to Gowrie.org for all the details! Living in Gowrie is more affordable than many other places and we are currently offering incentives for new construction. Come build your new home in Gowrie and we will give you 10% of the cost of construction to use towards the project or to use as your down payment! You have instant equity right from the start! Full details available on-line or at city hall. Gowrie.org or 515-352-3999. Stop by to see us and discover why there’s “Go In Gowrie”!!! Bruce Towne, Mayor, City of Gowrie, IA

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CITY OF DAYTON Dayton is a hidden gem. Tucked in southeast Webster County, this small town features big city amenities like world-class high speed internet, a full-time police force, and an excellent school system. Add to this the 82-year-old Dayton Rodeo— one of the largest rodeos in Iowa—and we think you’ll agree with us that Dayton is a very special place indeed. In Dayton, we invest in our children. The Dayton Elementary school—part of the Southeast Valley School District— was named an exemplary high performing school in 2019 by the United States Department of Education. The school features a brand new addition that houses, among other things, an award-winning preschool and day care. We also value senior citizens in Dayton, not only offering affordable housing options and a fullequipped long-term care facility, but also many social opportunities for those 55+ including the BASE Senior Fitness Class, the Dayton Dreamers club, and partnerships with RSVP—Retired Senior Volunteer Program.

Folks can join the telecommute trend and work from home, sitting on a quiet porch, enjoying a cup of coffee, and watching the children walk down the street to school. The Dayton Community Club and other groups in Dayton plan fun activities all year round including horse drawn sleigh rides in the park in December, a Ladies Night Out in October, and free concerts in the park in the summer. The golf course at Oak Park is one of most challenging and most beautiful in Iowa and even features a restaurant. In addition, Dayton has three churches and numerous businesses for your shopping pleasure. No need to leave town to do your shopping—we have it all right here in town. We cordially invite you to Dayton: a small town with big amenities and friendly people—and a worldclass rodeo to boot! John Skoglund, Community Club President, Dayton, IA

In between childhood and retirement, Dayton offers the slower speed of country living with some of the fastest, most advanced internet in the country.

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demographics Webster County

Population

Population by Age Group

Total Population: .................................... 36,806

Under 18yrs: ................... 24% Male, 22% Female

Households: .......................................... 15,237

20-34: ............................ 23% Male, 18% Female

Home Ownership Rate: ........................... 63.58%

35-44: ............................ 11% Male, 10% Female

Median Household Income: ................... $42,842

45-64: ............................ 25% Male, 26% Female 65+: .............................. 18% Male, 24% Female

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Fort Dodge Fine Arts Association supports, promotes and connects visual, performing and literary artists, arts organizations and businesses. Want to show your support for Fort Dodge Fine Arts? Join as a Patron of the arts!

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History

THEN AND NOW

The roots of Fort Dodge date back to 1850 when soldiers arrived at the confluence of the Des Moines River and Lizard Creek. • Fort Dodge, the largest city in Webster County was originally named Fort Clarke. • The military fort was only active until 1853 when troops moved to quell Indian uprisings. • Major William Williams, the military fort post storekeeper, purchased the land and buildings and platted the town for Fort Dodge in 1854. The town of Fort Dodge was officially founded in 1869. • The arrival of four railroads and the discovery of gypsum assured the growth of Fort Dodge. • By 1900 Fort Dodge was producing 25% of the world’s supply of plaster. Webster County was Iowa’s leading producer of clay products. • Webster was the only county with 4 types of mining: coal, gypsum, limestone and clay. • Fort Dodge Serum Co. made Fort Dodge one of the largest manufacturer of animal pharmaceuticals in the world. • In 2010, Fort Dodge received the designation of an “Iowa Great Place”. • Fort Dodge was named top 15 America’s Best Communities in 2015.

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HISTORY Fort Dodge played a role in a long-standing rivalry between the University of Iowa and University of Minnesota football teams. In 1934, Ozzie Simmons was an All-American running back and one of the few Black players in major college football. He was singled out during a game by University of Minnesota players. When the teams faced off again in 1935, fans were upset about the previous year’s game. Minnesota Governor Floyd Olson bet Iowa Governor Clyde Herring a live hog on the outcome of the game, as a way to cool fans down. Minnesota went on to win the game, 13-6. Governor Herring came to the Loomis Family, who owned Rosedale Farms on the east side of Fort Dodge. He selected one of their pigs, named him Floyd, and delivered him to Minnesota to settle the bet. Olson later commissioned a 98-pound bronze sculpture of the pig, which became the traveling trophy the two teams compete for today. The sculpture that will be erected to commemorate this sports rivalry will stand 14 feet high and will be 15 feet long.

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City, county, state and federal governments support the thriving businesses, non-profit organizations and individuals in Fort Dodge and Webster County

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Welcome to Fort Dodge and Best Western Starlite Village

Amenities • Indoor heated pool • Hot tub • 100% smoke-free hotel • Complimentary full breakfast, Items may include: Biscuits and gravy, eggs, sausage or ham, English muffins, variety of breads, hot and cold cereal, waffles, assorted pastries, fruit, apple/orange juice, coffee and hot tea. • Cocktail lounge • Exercise room, Open from 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. • 24-hour front desk • Interior/Exterior corridor • Game room • Free wireless internet access available in public areas and all guest rooms • Business center, open 24-hours • Buford’s Steakhouse & BBQ restaurant located on site • Home of Fort Dodge’s finest banquet, meeting and event space

We hope you enjoy your stay with us.

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GOVERNMENT

Fort Dodge is home to the Webster County Courthouse, Iowa Second Judicial District Court, Webster County Magistrate Court and an Iowa State Supreme Court Justice • Vibrant economic development opportunities throughout the region require seamless connections between businesses, industries and government. Fort Dodge and the surrounding region are fortunate to have such connections. • The City of Fort Dodge has embraced a LEAN Government initiative under the guidance of the City Manager, David Fierke. • The Webster County Supervisors act as the general business managers for County Government. They perform such tasks as, establishing policies, appointing county department heads, preparing budgets, and a variety of responsibilities involving agriculture, conservation, and zoning. • The Greater Fort Dodge Growth Alliance acts as the economic development facilitator amongst these groups and works continuously with local, state, and federal governments.

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EDUCATION Iowa Central Community College

PUBLIC, PRIVATE, POST SECONDARY When raising a family in the Fort Dodge area, you can be assured that your children are receiving a superior education.

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EDUCATION

• Fort Dodge Community Schools provides a public education for Pre-K through 12th grade, including the Gordon Willard Alternative Program to serve students with special needs. • St. Edmond Catholic Schools provides a private education for students in Pre-K through 12th grade. • Additional faith based educational opportunities are offered through St. Paul Lutheran Schools, Community Christian Schools and Harvest Baptist Schools. • Manson Northwest Webster and Southeast Valley school districts are also located in Webster County offering Pre-K through 12th grade education. • Iowa Central Community College is a two-year public institution offering career option programs, transfer programs and non-credit courses. Area high school students have the opportunity to earn college credits through the dual credit program at no cost. High School students can also participate in one of many Career Academies. Career Academies provide a unique opportunity for students from different school districts to enroll in a specific set of courses associated with a career area of which the student might be interested. • Buena Vista University also has a satellite branch on the Iowa Central Community College campus so students can earn a four-year degree without ever leaving Fort Dodge.

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EDUCATION “Fort Dodge Community School district is a great place to learn and work. As a teacher in the district, I love all the opportunities to learn and grow in the profession. As a parent of two children in the district, I love the education they receive and the learning opportunities they experience.” - Rachel Loots, Butler Elementary, Fort Dodge Community School District “Fort Dodge Community School District has the ability to provide a world-class educational experience for every student we serve. The opportunities our students have, from activities to academics, are limitless. Above all, the caring and professional staff we have strives to serve our students and prepare them to be college and career ready.” - Dr. Jesse Ulrich, Superintendent, Fort Dodge Community School District “I have been lucky enough to go school here all my life. This school has been apart of my family for a long time. All of my family has attended, and or will be attending in the future. But, many people ask, “Why St. Edmond?” St. Edmond has a lot to offer. We have numerous college courses you can enroll in, and many opportunities to be challenged in the classroom. One thing I love about SE is that we are able to celebrate mass and learn about our religion, or grow in our faith. I have also been lucky enough to be able to participate in multiple sports, choir, band, and musicals. Our school is small enough that everyone is able to do what they love. These are just a few things that make St. Edmond a great school. I will always bleed green and white. GO GAELS!”

COMMUNITY CHRISTIAN SCHOOL

- Hallie Ehn, Junior, Saint Edmond Catholic School “There are two main reasons that we send our children to St. Edmond: the family environment and the outstanding education. I have also witnessed the remarkable atmosphere and education offered at St. Edmond as a teacher in this system. St. Edmond is so much more than just a school, which is what makes us different from other systems. St. Edmond is an entire community of past and present students, teachers, alumni, and families. My family feels very blessed to be a small part of the St. Edmond family.” - Sarah Cosgrove, High School English Teacher, Parent, Alumni, Saint Edmond Catholic School

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CLINICS

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1926 1st Ave. South • Fort Dodge • 515-955-7714 Appraisals • Real Estate Sales • Consulting • Rentals JEREMIAH CONDON BROKER/ SALES ASSOCIATE Cell (515) 571-8326

JAMES P. KESTERSON BROKER/OWNER Cell (515) 570-0672

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STEPHANIE BISHOP SALES ASSOCIATE Cell (515) 227-8627

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EDUCATION “Southeast Valley High School is a fantastic place to go to school or to work. We are small enough that it’s easy to create a sense of community and belonging. It’s hard to slip through the cracks at Southeast Valley. At the same time, we are large enough to offer a wide range of opportunities for growth in academics and social development.” – Kerry Ketcham, Principal, Southeast Valley High School

“Manson Northwest Webster provides a rich, educational experience in a safe positive environment. We are proud of our caring, dedicated staff, and appreciate our strong community connections.” - Justin Daggett, Superintendent, Manson Northwest Webster School District

“I love teaching at MNW because of the overwhelming amount of support we receive from fellow staff, administration, and community members. We have such a positive climate in our school buildings as well--which makes it easy to come to work every day. I’m not only thankful for our awesome staff but for our students as well!” - Trudi Cabrera, 1st Grade Teacher, Manson Northwest Webster School District

“As a teacher here at St. Paul, I love that we get JESUS every day. I love that I really get to know each of my students as individuals who have so much to be proud of.” - Miss Kratz, 7th Grade Teacher, St. Paul Lutheran School

“I love CCS because my kids have such a positive learning experience there. It’s big enough that my kids have plenty of opportunities to grow and be challenged, but small enough that they get very personalized attention and they build strong relationships throughout the entire school. I know it’s exactly the place they were meant to be.” – Parent of student at Community Christian School

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Quality is our recipe The Real Choice in Fast Food! 2019

Now Serving Breakfast! 2313 5th Avenue S. Fort Dodge, IA 50501 Visit www.wendysfortdodge.com for our hours and full menu • Jacuzzi Suites • Free HOT Breakfast • Free WiFi • Exercise Room • Wednesday Night Supper • Microwave/Refrigerators in All Rooms • Extended-Stay Rooms with Kitchenettes

WEDNESDAY NIGHT DINNER

Whether you are visiting Iowa for business or for a family vacation, the friendly staff and convenient amenities at our Days Inn Fort Dodge will make your stay comfortable and enjoyable. 3043 5th Avenue South • Fort Dodge, IA 50501 515-576-8000 • www.daysinn.com/hotels/03424

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health services HOSPITALS, DOCTORS, CLINICS

Fort Dodge and Webster County have a full range of health care providers including dozens of specialists, doctors, dentists, chiropractors and eye doctors.

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• Complimentary Hot Breakfast • Free high speed internet • Business Center • 100% non-smoking facility • Refrigerator, coffee maker, hair dryer and iron.

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PEDERSON SANITATION COMPACTOR & ROLL-OFF SERVICE “WE’LL MANAGE YOUR WASTE” • Container Service “From 1 to 40 Cubic Yards” • Radio Dispatched • Insured To Be On Property

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HEALTH SERVICES UnityPoint Health’s region of health care experts includes: • UnityPoint Health - Trinity Regional Medical Center – non-profit hospital that serves Fort Dodge and surrounding communities. As a designated regional referral center, Trinity offers a wide range of primary and secondary care services. • UnityPoint Health - Trinity Emergency Department – is a 21 bed, Level III trauma center with emergency, trauma and hazmat services. UnityPoint Health LifeFlight II air ambulance is also based at Trinity. • UnityPoint Health – Trinity Birth Center – has compassionate labor and nursery nurses with over 391 years of experience of helping moms through labor, delivery and caring for baby. Eight beautiful birthing suits are fully equipped to make baby’s appearance into the world a special one. • UnityPoint Clinic – A full array of Family Medicine services, including walk-in care; as well as several specialty clinics. • UnityPoint Health – Berryhill Center – is an outpatient mental health clinic, integrated with primary care locations, that offers a complete range of counseling and therapy services to individuals, families, and couples, for all age groups. In addition, Berryhill Center offers a behavioral health urgent care Monday through Friday. • UnityPoint at Home - Whether learning to manage a chronic disease, transitioning home from the hospital, or rehabilitating after an injury or surgery, UnityPoint at Home allows individuals to continue the level of care necessary to help restore health, well-being and independence all from the comfort of their home.

UNITY POINT HEALTH - Trinity Regional Medical Center named Top 100 Rural & Community Hospital by iVantage Health Analytics scoring in top 3% in the nation on the Hospital Strength INDEX®.

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Variety of flavors and dipping sauces available • Homemade Buns & Great Burgers • Every Thursday is “Taco Thursday” • Chicken Dinners Every Friday & Saturday Night

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HEALTH SERVICES The Community Health Center of Fort Dodge offers medical, dental and behavioral services; they are open to all residents, regardless of insurance status. The center accepts most insurance plans and has a sliding fee scare for those who qualify. Medical services include primary and preventative care for all ages as well as acute appointments daily. Dental services include comprehensive examinations and treatment and behavioral services include psychiatric, medication management and therapy services. The Community Health Center also has locations in Dayton, Iowa and Mason City, Iowa.

Webster County Health Department develops, implements and administers programs and services that are aimed at maintaining a healthy community.

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• RELIEF FROM HEADACHES AND STRESS • IMPROVE SLEEP, FLEXIBILITY AND CIRCULATION • BOOST IMMUNE SYSTEM AND ENDURANCE • INCREASE BLOOD FLOW AND ENERGY

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transportation HIGHWAYS, AIR, RAIL, BUS Fort Dodge, Webster County has access to transportation systems that connect our region to the world.

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FURNITURE THAT LASTS • SERVICE YOU CAN COUNT ON EAST ON HIGHWAY BUSINESS 20 ACROSS FROM MENARDS • FORT DODGE • 515-576-7241

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TRANSPORTATION

• Access to a population of nearly 70 million within a one-day drive and can reach almost all of the United States within a two-day drive. • Fort Dodge is in the crossroads of two class one railroads: Union Pacific Railroad and Canadian National. • Fort Dodge is home to the Fort Dodge Regional Airport with commercial flights daily to Minneapolis, Chicago and St. Louis. • DART is the area transit system that provides local shuttle services Monday through Friday. • Since the completion of Highway 20 in 2018, Webster County now has four lane access to both the east and west borders of the state.

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housing

STARTERS, FAMILY, NEW SUBDIVISIONS

The housing market in Fort Dodge and the surrounding region provides wonderful and affordable choices to meet a wide range of needs. • Whether you are looking for a starter, a family-friendly or snow-bird accommodation, the greater Fort Dodge Region has an abundance of diverse quality places for you to call home. Homes are affordable in our region with the median cost of a home is just $95,662. We offer a variety of neighborhoods with amenities, such as, parks, trails, schools and more nearby.

• If renting is more your style, the region offers several opportunities from single family homes, duplexes and modern apartment accommodations. Several new developments are being built with single and attached home options available. • If you prefer to live outside of city limits there are several acreages and small housing developments in the county or small-town living opportunities throughout the region and only minutes from work!

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From starter homes to retirement living, the Fort Dodge region offers a wide variety of housing options to meet the needs of our community.

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HOUSING With many choices for housing and activities, the Fort Dodge area is a great place to retire. • Fort Dodge offers a wide range of housing opportunities that include affordable single-dwelling homes, condominiums and apartments specifically designed to meet the needs of today’s active retirement community. • Fort Dodge has many retirement options that specialize in all levels of senior housing from independent living to skilled nursing facilities. • Citizen’s Central (C2) Senior Center offers social activities, educational classes, exercise equipment and classes, as well as a meal program. • Many opportunities for active seniors to get involved including Foster Grandparents, Retired & Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP), BRIDGES mentoring program, Pride in Community Appearance (PICA) and various civic and church organizations. • Continued learning and educational opportunities available at Elderbridge Agency on Aging, Iowa Central Community College, Webster County ISU Extension & Outreach and the Fort Dodge Public Library.

Friendship Haven Schmoker Adult Day Services serves adults from 18 through mid-80’s with group activities and nutritious meals and private rooms to enjoy rest or find privacy. www.greaterfortdodge.com

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shopping, dining & lodging

CORRIDOR OF COMMERCE, DOWNTOWN DISTRICT, BOUTIQUES

Shopping for all occasions is available in Fort Dodge. • Specialty shops, national chain department and discount stores, one-of-a-kind gift boutiques and antique shops provide unique and fun shopping experiences in the Fort Dodge region. • As a retail hub for Northwest Iowa, Fort Dodge saw an opportunity with the scale of the empty Sears building. In the fall of 2019, within days, the 63,340 square foot building was demolished and removed from the 6.25 acre site making way for a new development. In early 2020, the redeveloper executed their due diligence, took possession of the site, and made plans for the future. The space will become a hub of activity including retain, restaurant, entertainment, commercial, and housing opportunities. • Visit our historic downtown for a wide variety of specialty and boutique shops.

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SHOPPING, DINING & LODGING

EAT, SLEEP, ENJOY Fort Dodge has a variety of choices when it comes to dining out or staying overnight in one of our area hotels. • With everything from fresh, locally grown produce and meat, to restaurants with international cuisines, dining in Fort Dodge will provide an enjoyable and delicious experience. • With over 70 restaurants and lounges, you will find a variety of national chain establishments as well as many locally owned restaurants and pubs. • With more than 800 rooms available, visitors have excellent choices for lodging including national chains and locally owned establishments.

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Recreation & Attractions FORT DODGE CONVENTION & VISITORS BUREAU

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RECREATION AND ATTRACTIONS The Fort Dodge CVB strives to: • Increase hotel/motel usage, hospitality and retail sales through tourism and special events • Assist groups with welcome materials, planning assistance, bid support, calendar of events listings, and tour itineraries • Assist with attraction asset development assistance • Promote area events and attractions on www.fortdodgecvb.com • Market the community outside of the region to potential visitors to Webster County. • Provide marketing grants for special events and projects to encourage tourism. • Participate in local and state tourism organizations.

FOR TRAVEL & TOURISM INFORMATION CONTACT: Fort Dodge Convention & Visitors Bureau at: 24 N. 9th St. Suite C Fort Dodge, IA 50501 (515) 573-4282 or toll free (888) 573-4282 fdconvention@frontiernet.net www.fortdodgecvb.com

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RECREATION AND ATTRACTIONS

THE FORT DODGE CONVENTION & VISITORS BUREAU IS A PRIVATE, NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION WITH THE MISSION TO PROMOTE THE FORT DODGE REGION AS A TRAVEL DESTINATION AND BE A RESOURCE TO ORGANIZATIONS BRINGING VISITORS TO THE COMMUNITY. 48

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see, do & experience • Brushy Creek State Recreation Area • Community Orchard • Dolliver State Park • Fort Frenzy Entertainment Center • The Fort Museum & Frontier Village • Fort Dodge Community Recreation Center

WITH SO MANY FUN PLACES TO ENJOY IN OUR REGION, RESIDENTS AND VISITORS ALIKE HAVE A WIDE RANGE OF OPTIONS TO SUIT EVERYONE’S INTERESTS.

• Harlan and Hazel Rogers Sports Complex • John F. Kennedy Memorial Park • Lizard Creek and Des Moines River Trails • Oleson Park Splashpad, Park and Bandshell • Rosedale Rapids Aquatic Center • Shellabration & Downtown Country Jam • Soldier Creek Nature Trail • Camp Wanoki • Downtown Country Jam • Blues Under the Trees • Sports Park Raceway

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GYPSUM CITY OHV PARK IS IOWA’S LARGEST OFF HIGHWAY VEHICLE PARK OFFERING 65 MILES OF TRAILS AT VARIOUS LEVELS OF EXPERIENCE FOR A VARIETY OF MACHINES. CAMP ONSITE AT MODERN CAMPGROUNDS!

BRUSHY CREEK STATE RECREATION AREA IS KNOWN STATEWIDE FOR ITS QUALITY AND VARIETY OF FISHING. VARIOUS TOURNAMENTS ARE HELD MOST WEEKENDS EVERY YEAR.

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ENTERTAINMENT, ARTS & CULTURE The Fort Dodge region boasts endless options to keep you and the whole family entertained with an average of over 40 arts and cultural events each month. Browse through our local art museum and galleries. Listen to our symphony orchestra, local bands, blues society shows, choral ensembles, school groups, as well as other performing ensembles and live music.

• The annual Shellabration live concert event brings top name musical acts to Fort Dodge, like Sammy Hagar and the Circle with special guest Vince Neil of Motley Crue in 2019. • The Frontier Days festival, held annually on the first weekend in June, features a parade, historical reenactments, family activities and live entertainment. • Applefest, held each fall at the Community Orchard, attracts families from around the state. • Gowrie’s annual 4th of July celebration includes days of fun activities. • Manson Greater Crater Days celebration is held the last weekend each June. • Downtown Country Jam is an exciting night of well-known country music artists. Located in Historic Downtown Fort Dodge, concertgoers can expect an evening with some of their favorite tunes with a few thousand of their closest friends. • Dayton PRCA National Championship Rodeo brings riders from throughout the nation to compete over the Labor Day weekend. • The Karl King Band is a municipal band that holds an annual concert series in the Karl King Bandshell during June and July and indoor concerts at Decker Auditorium in February and March.

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ENTERTAINMENT, ARTS & CULTURE • Fort Dodge is fortunate to have 3 theatre groups: The Hawkeye Community Theatre, which was founded in 1957, provides an annual dinner theatre, annual dessert theatre, and six shows each season. Comedia Musica Players, a local musical theatre troupe, was founded in 1968 and performs one full-length musical theatre production annually in the fall. Stage Door Productions, which is currently beginning its 7th season, delivers musical theatre training and experiences for youth, including a Summer Musical, 2 Cabaret shows and a small cast adult winter production. SDP also provides a variety of educational opportunities for youth and adults each year. • Lizard Creek Blues Society holds their annual Blues Under The Trees event the last weekend in July. • The Blanden Art Museum has an extensive permanent collection as well as touring exhibits and was the first public museum of art to open in Iowa.

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PROFESSIONAL & SOCIAL NETWORKING Growth Alliance Annual Dinner

The Greater Fort Dodge Growth Alliance, along with many other businesses and community organizations, is committed to supporting professional development initiatives. Networking opportunities are available through a multitude of organizations and activities in the Fort Dodge region.

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“After seeing all that Fort Dodge both needs and has to offer, I am very excited to get involved!” - Leadership Fort Dodge participant

• Clubs and organizations range from service organizations, school and church groups to hobby clubs. • Leadership Fort Dodge, an annual program of the Greater Fort Dodge Growth Alliance, is designed to develop leaders who are informed, dynamic, qualified and motivated. • Fort Dodge Young Professionals is an organization with the goal of retaining young business professionals in the region through networking and social, civic and professional development events. • The Greater Fort Dodge Growth Alliance’s Internship+ Program adds value to internships with an educational lunch series designed especially for area interns. Topics include soft skills, leadership, teamwork, community involvement, and other vital skills for today’s job seekers. • There are also a number of networking opportunities provided through the Greater Fort Dodge Growth Alliance like: Annual Golf Outing, member lunches, professional development programs, Annual Dinner, etc.

“The Fort Dodge Young Professionals organization not only assisted in my job search, but also helped me become acclimated with the community and meet a variety of people, many of which I now consider to be close friends.” - Rachel Kilpeck, Fort Dodge Young Professionals member

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WORSHIP, PRAY, SING FIND YOUR PLACE OF WORSHIP AND FELLOWSHIP IN FORT DODGE Fort Dodge has a strong and active faith community with more than 40 churches representing a wide spectrum of denominations. • Individual congregations offer worship services and activities to serve all ages and interests. • Visitors are invited and welcome to join throughout the week as our area churches seek to nurture and support the spiritual lives of our residents.

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leading production industries Fort Dodge and Webster County are situated in prime territory for attracting and expanding renowned businesses in the areas of: bio-related industries including commodity-based processing and animal health and nutrition; building and construction products; and advanced manufacturing. Advantech Limited Manufacturer of animal health products AML Riverside Manufacturer of animal pharmaceuticals BHJ USA, Inc. Manufacturer of meat ingredients C&S Products Company Inc. Manufacturers of wild bird specialty products Calcium Products Manufactures agricultural and turf products Cargill Wet corn milling facility Cerne Calcium Company Industrial and feed grade calcium products CertainTeed Corporation Manufactures gypsum wallboard CJ Bio America Animal feed ingredients Elanco Animal Health Manufacturer and distributor of prescription and over-the-counter animal health care products Georgia-Pacific Gypsum Corporation Manufactures gypsum wallboard

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INDUSTRY Josephson Manufacturing Company Manufacturer of radiators for agricultural and off-road equipment Koch Fertilizer Agricultural chemicals Martin Marietta Materials, Inc. Manufacturer of crushed stone National Gypsum Company Manufactures gypsum for wallboard and base coat plaster manufacturing NestlĂŠ Purina PetCare Company Manufactures and distributes pet food and nutritional products POET Biorefining Producer of ethanol Shur-Co of Iowa Tarps for trucks and trailers, electric roll tarps, cable systems, belted, arm-style, and cargo control Silgan Containers Manufacturing Corporation Leading consumer goods packaging and manufacturer producing aluminum food containers United States Gypsum Corporation Manufacturer of gypsum-based building materials including dry wall, joint compounds and plasters Valero Renewables Producer of ethanol

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SAVE THE DATE!

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• Competitive & Recreational Cheer - all levels • Tumbling - all levels • Competitive & Recreational Dance - all levels • Pro Shop with Rhinestone & Vinyl Apparel • Event Space for Rent • Little Explorers Academy, Ages 2-5 yrs 214 So. 13th Street • Fort Dodge • 515-573-2813

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Manufacturing There were 2,625 employed in the manufacturing sector in 2020 which is a 9% growth over the last 5 years. Webster County’s manufacturing employment growth exceeds the state’s growth in the manufacturing sector. What is even more important to point out is that Webster County wages in the manufacturing sector on average are higher than Iowa and US manufacturing wages. The average earnings of a person working in manufacturing employed in Webster County is $87,757 and $75,288 in Iowa, demonstrating manufacturing jobs in Webster County are great paying jobs! Now, from what sectors in Webster County are these jobs? Webster County’s total Gross Regional Product (GRP) is $2.5 Billion. The manufacturing sector makes up nearly 40% of our economy. Of the manufacturing sector, Biological Products, i.e. vaccines, is the largest contributor. Below is a graphic of the manufacturing sectors in which make up our Gross Regional product (GRP). Gross Regional Product is the market value of the final goods and services in Webster County.

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MANUFACTURING

2019 Webster County Top Manufacturing Sectors Within Webster County’s Manufacturing GRP, Biological Products make up 42% of the manufacturing sector, with Ethyl Alcohol (Ethanol) and Gypsum to follow.

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Interestingly, Gypsum production in Webster County makes up 67% of the entire state’s gypsum production, our metal can sector 48% and biological 33% of each of their state sectors.

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agriculture

CORN, SOYBEANS, GRAIN, LIVESTOCK Fort Dodge and Webster County sit in a region with some of the richest soil in Iowa. â&#x20AC;¢ Adding value to our commodities that are traditionally exported out of the region is the goal. Producing high-value products and ingredients for plastics, fibers, resins and pharmaceuticals creates higher returns on the commodities produced in the region.

WEBSTER COUNTY Yield Per Acre: 202.9 bushels Bushels Produced: 42,100,000

Total Farmland: 412,641 acres Number of Farms: 968 Average Size: 422 acres Farmland Value: $8,650/acre

Soybeans

Crops & Agriculture

Corn

Harvested Acres: 207,500

Harvested Acres: 145,000 Yield Per Acre: 49 bushels

IOWA RANKS FIRST IN CORN, SOYBEAN, ETHANOL, HOG AND EGG PRODUCTION NATIONALLY.

Bushels Produced: 7,117,000

Source: USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service

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working in webster WE ARE FORTUNATE TO HAVE A ROBUST ECONOMY WHICH CREATES A DIVERSE SET OF JOBS TO EMPLOY AND CHALLENGE OUR CITIZENS. THERE ARE 1,357 BUSINESSES IN OUR REGION EMPLOYING 15,910 PEOPLE. Occupational Category Breakout 30.00%

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Programs to help find your next career in Webster County Regional Job Postings There are several regional job posting boards to search for available jobs in the region. Here are just a few: Iowa Central Community College: http://www.iowacentral.edu/Career_Services/ Iowa Workforce Development: www.iowajobs.org Greater Fort Dodge Growth Alliance: http://www.greaterfortdodge.com/growthalliance/job-seekers

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meet our staff Greater Fort Dodge Growth Alliance

Dennis Plautz CEO dennis@greaterfortdodge.com

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Kate Stucky Office Manager kate@greaterfortdodge.com

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Kelly Halsted Economic Development Director

Jill Nelson Community Development Director

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Advertiser Index 4th St. Depot............................................................................. 70 Active Health Clinics.................................................................. 28 AmericInn by Wyndham.............................................................. 34 Amigos...................................................................................... 38 Angel Ride to Save the Ta Ta’s................................................... 68 Anytime Fitness / Crossfit Fort Dodge........................................ 52 Availa Bank................................................................................ 70 Baker Electric of Fort Dodge....................................................... 62 Ball Plumbing............................................................................. 62 Baymont Inn & Suites by Wyndham............................................. 32 Beisser Lumber Company..........................................................Map Bemrich Electric & Telephone Inc............................................... 72 Best Western Starlite Village...................................................... 22 Blue Ribbon Pelham Waters........................................................ 32 Brookstone Inn & Suites............................................................. 56 Brown’s Shoe Fit Co................................................................... 42 Buck’s Guns.............................................................................Map Buford’s Steakhouse & BBQ....................................................... 56 C and S Products Co, Inc............................................................ 60 Casey’s...................................................................................... 30 Central Perk & Dessert............................................................... 36 Citizens Community Credit Union................................................ 10 City of Fort Dodge........................................................................ 6 CJ Bio America........................................................................... 34 Clean All.................................................................................... 50 Coldwell Banker Associated, Realtors......................................... 44 Community & Family Resources.................................................. 60 Community Early Childhoop Center.............................................. 16 Community Health Center of Fort Dodge........................................ 4 Community Pizza........................................................................ 38 Cornwell, Frideres, Maher & Associates, P.L.C. CPA’s................. 60 Country Inn & Suites by Radisson............................................... 34 Critter Camp of Iowa.................................................................. 10 Daniel Pharmacy........................................................................ 52 DART/MIDAS............................................................................. 16 Days Inn..................................................................................... 30 Decker Truck Line, Inc................................................................ 76 Domino’s Pizza.........................................................................Map Don Peart Custom Homes........................................................... 74 Doyle Construction & Excavation................................................ 76 Elanco....................................................................................... 68 Faiferlick Martial Arts & Self Defense.......................................... 28 Family Bowling Center................................................................ 16 Fareway Meat & Grocery............................................................ 32 Farm Bureau Tim Lentsch........................................................... 60 First Presbyterian Church........................................................... 64 Foley’s Fine Clothing for Men...................................................... 42 Fort Dodge Community Schools.................................................. 81 Fort Dodge Convention & Visitors Bureau.................................... 70 Fort Dodge Country Club............................................................. 16 Fort Dodge Fine Atrs Association................................................ 16 Fort Dodge Ford Lincoln Toyota................................................... 82 Fort Dodge Messenger Newspaper.............................................. 80 Fort Dodge Mini Storage............................................................. 34 Fort Dodge Parks, Recreation & Forestry..................................... 64 Fort Dodge Regional Airport........................................................ 20 Fort Dodge Self Storage.............................................................. 10 Fort Dodge Transmission & Auto Clinic........................................ 68 Fort Frenzy................................................................................. 54 Friendship Haven........................................................................ 74 Great Western Bank................................................................... 76 Greater Fort Dodge Growth Alliance............................................ 78 Green State Credit Union.............................................................. 8 Greg’s Custom Shop................................................................... 34 Grell Roofing.............................................................................. 68 Gunderson Funeral Home & Cremation Services........................... 64 Hanson’s Custom Golf................................................................ 52 Historic Bruce Funeral Home....................................................... 44 Hiway 20 Liquor & Tobacco Outlet.............................................. 68 Hopkins Insurance...................................................................... 62 HyVee Market Grille Express....................................................... 14 Iowa Central Community College................................................. 24

Iowa Fire Contral, LLC................................................................ 42 Iowa Realty of Fort Dodge........................................................... 34 Iowa State University Extension & Outreach................................ 76 Jim’s Carpet One Floor & Home................................................... 76 Josephson Manufacturing Company............................................. 72 Kallin Johnson Monument Co...................................................... 62 Kesterson Realty, Inc................................................................. 28 KHI Solutions............................................................................. 60 Kingsgate Insurance................................................................... 44 Larita’s Cakes ‘n More.............................................................Map Marion Home and Village............................................................ 16 Mark’s Auto 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Inc............................................................ 62 Ross’ Appliance Center.............................................................. 50 Shimkat Motor Co........................................................................ 2 Shiny Top Brewing...................................................................... 50 Slumberland Furniture................................................................. 42 Smitty’s Lawn & Landscape........................................................ 74 Soldier Creek Winery.................................................................. 36 Sparkle Car Wash.....................................................................Map St. Edmond Catholic School........................................................ 24 Stump’s Snow and Mow.............................................................. 14 Stumpy’s Bar & Grill................................................................... 34 Sue’s Draperies, 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We offer the advantages of both a large and small school focusing on the needs of each child while providing students with numerous academic opportunities focused on 21st century learning and extra-curricular activities.

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