WEBSTER CITY PART OF BIOENERGY REGIONAL ECONOMIC IMPACT STUDY

Marvel PropertyThirteen organizations in an eight county region, including Hamilton County, have commissioned an economic study regarding the impact of the bioenergy industry. Additional information regarding the study can be found here.

Webster City is well positioned for development by bioenergy industries! We have the energy, we have the water and sewer capacity, we have the transportation, and we have the land! We also have educational opportunities offered by Iowa Central Community College. The AAS Biotechnology degree offers extensive hands-on training for students who desire to work in specialized vocations associated with the manufacture of biologically-based products.

Regarding available land, the Marvel property is a great example. Up to 275 acres are available at a competitive price. It is located on the west side of town and adjacent to existing industrial development.

To learn more about this or any of our available sites, please contact Bill Demuth! Call 515-822-2330 or email bdemuth@webstercity.com today!

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Friday, September 26th, 2014 Economic Development, Iowa News No Comments

CURTAIN SET TO RAISE AT WEBSTER THEATER

Webster Theater marquee

Restored marquee

Months of hard work and dedication are about to payoff when the curtain raises Friday evening at the Webster Theater!

A massive community effort to reopen the Webster Theater started in 2013 when a group of citizens created HERO (Help Entertain and Restore Organization), a non-profit group committed to raise the funds necessary to remodel, restore, reopen and operate the theater.  Over $200,000 was raised locally!

On Friday night, the “Red Carpet Affair” will be held. Ticket holders will receive limo rides, a walk down the red carpet, photographs, hors d’oeuvres, and of course a showing of the movie Guardians of the Galaxy in 3D with the new digital 3D projector. Tickets are still available and can be purchased by stopping into the Webster City Chamber of Commerce office or calling 515-832-2564.

Learn more about the project by visiting the Webster Theater website and Facebook page.

This is just one of many exciting things happening in Webster City! Please contact Bill Demuth to learn more! Call 515-822-2330 or email bdemuth@webstercity.com today!

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Thursday, September 18th, 2014 Webster City News No Comments

RVTV SHOWCASES WEBSTER CITY

RVTV 2014

Image courtesy of Nancy Kayser

This week started with a bang as the sports team from WHO TV in Des Moines brought their RVTV tour to Webster City!

This is the second year in a row that RVTV has visited, thanks in large part to the tremendous support and volunteerism of citizens. Follow this link to watch some of the fun . Also, be sure to watch this story on our one-of-a-kind Kendall Young Library .

Webster City is great place for business, and a great place to live and work! Please contact Bill Demuth to learn more! Call 515-822-2330 or email bdemuth@webstercity.com today!

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Thursday, September 11th, 2014 Webster City News Comments Off

IOWA-CHEAPEST STATE FOR CAR OWNERS

DowntownCheap is good when it comes to the cost of car ownership, and Iowa is #1!

According to a recent analysis by Bankrate, Iowa ranks#1 as the cheapest place to own a car. We are 13% below the national average when it comes to the cost of insurance, repairs and gas.

Now let’s connect this to business expansion. Iowa is an affordable place to live, and also one of the least stressful places to live. It is a healthy environment in which to expand and your employees will be happier with more take home pay and high quality of life.

Webster City is located right in the middle of it all here in Iowa! Please contact Bill Demuth to learn more! Call 515-822-2330 or email bdemuth@webstercity.com today!

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Friday, September 5th, 2014 Iowa News Comments Off

CELEBRATING WEBSTER CITY’S HERITAGE

Heritage Day GamesQuality of life will be on full display as Webster City celebrates Heritage Day this Saturday! According to a MSN Living report,the Midwest, and specifically Iowa, is the leased stressed part of America. One of the main reasons is our quality of life, and events like Heritage Day at the Wilson Brewer Park & Museums, at the corner of Superior and Ohio Streets.

The day is filled with a Flea Market/Craft Show starting at 7:00 am, coffee and rolls for sale starting at 9:00 am, a gift shop table with lots of great items representing Webster City, and at 9:00 am the six historic buildings will open, and the sign-in for the car/motorcycle show. The car show will continue all day, until 2:00 pm.

Also at 9:00 am, you can watch Superman movies and look at photo galleries of George Reeves/Superman. This will continue all day. By the way, George is the great, great grandson of Wilson Brewer, founder of Webster City. The Iowa Kid Network will have activities for kids throughout the day. Musical entertainment will be at 9:30 am provided by Peter Amstalden and friends, outdoors by the south cabin.

Bring your appetites, because Troop 17 will again be grilling up tasty food! They will be selling lunch from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm. Also, throughout the day, let your sweet tooth take over! There will be cotton candy, fresh-made lemonade, and kettle corn available!
Magician Larry Dunbar will entertain you with his inter-active program, with kids helping from time to time. This will be at 1:00 pm.

Learn more about our quality of life! Please contact Bill Demuth by calling 515-822-2330 or email bdemuth@webstercity.com today!

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Wednesday, August 20th, 2014 Webster City News Comments Off

WCF FINANCIAL BANK TAKING SHAPE

WCF Financial BankThe corner of Superior Street and Fairmeadow Drive continues to be a hub of activity as the new WCF Financial Bank building is taking shape.

Ground was broken back on April 16th, and now the two story, 15,800 sq. ft. structure is standing. Along with offices and other spaces that will be used for day to day business, the new building will also have a community room complete with kitchen area.

In addition to the new facility, the administration office of the Webster City Community School District will be relocating to the current bank location on the corner of Des Moines and Division streets once the new bank is complete. The administration office has been in the old Lawn Hill Elementary building for several years. That building will be repurposed for other use within the school district.

At this time WCF Financial Bank is planning on hosting a grand opening in early 2015.

Webster City has several additional acres available for retail development. Please contact Bill Demuth to learn more! Call 515-822-2330 or email bdemuth@webstercity.com today!

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Thursday, August 7th, 2014 Webster City News Comments Off

NEW COMMUNITY VIDEOS

Community videosThe City of Webster City recently launched 6 new community videos! The videos can be seen on the home page at www.webstercity.com and on our economic development site here.

The new videos include a “Welcome” video, “Real Estate & Relocation”, “Quality of Life”, “Education”, “Business & Industry”, and “Recreation, History & Culture”. The videos provide a quick snapshot of life in Webster City and all that we have to offer to citizens, visitors and business & industry.

Please contact Bill Demuth to learn more! Call 515-822-2330 or email bdemuth@webstercity.com today!

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Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014 Economic Development Comments Off

BEAM VIDEO COMPLETE

Beam exteriorIt has been a busy week for Webster City Economic Development!  We’re pleased to announce that we have completed the video tour of the Beam building, and also launched our new YouTube channel.

In the video tour, City Manager Ed Sadler takes viewers through the Beam building, pointing out its many features.  The 109,000 sq. ft. building has enormous possibilities. The building was repurposed as a research and development facility for Electrolux’s laundry division and $4.5 to $6 million was invested to improve the facility for R&D operations. The assessed value of the building is $2.4 million, with an asking price of $1.995 million.  The video can be seen on our new YouTube channel as well as the home page of www.buildwebstercity.com.

Please contact Bill Demuth to learn more!  Call 515-822-2330 or email bdemuth@webstercity.com today!

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Friday, July 11th, 2014 Economic Development Comments Off

IOWA ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY REQUESTS VIDEO OF BEAM BUILDING

Beam video tourIn mid-June Webster City had several economic development leaders from around the state in town to tour various buildings and development sites. Debi Durham, the Director of the Iowa Economic Development Authority was one of the participants. She was very impressed with what Webster City has to offer, and was especially interested in the former Beam building. She felt the building was exceptional and should be highlighted as one of the top facilities currently available in the state!

The first step in the process is a professionally produced video tour of the building that will be made available to the state, as well as posted on www.buildwebstercity.com. In the tour, City Manager Ed Sadler takes viewers through the building, pointing out its many features. The 109,000 sq. ft. building has enormous possibilities. The building was repurposed as a research and development facility for Electrolux’s laundry division and $4.5 to $6 million was invested to improve the facility for R&D operations. The assessed value of the building is $2.4 million.

We will keep you posted on when the video is available for viewing.

Please contact Bill Demuth to learn more! Call 515-822-2330 or email bdemuth@webstercity.com today!

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Wednesday, July 2nd, 2014 Economic Development Comments Off

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY DIRECTOR TOURS WEBSTER CITY

The tour begins
On June 18th Webster City played host to Debi Durham, Director of the Iowa Economic Development Authority, and several other economic development leaders as they toured various sites and buildings around the city. The tour was designed to showcase Webster City and its many economic development assets.

Other participants included:

Tina Hoffman
Communications Director
Iowa Economic Development Authority

Rand Fisher

President
Iowa Area Development Group

Jim Vermeer
Vice President
Business Development
Corn Belt Power Cooperative

Randy W. Hildreth
Area Director
Humboldt Rural Development Area Office

Mike Fastenau
Manager
Economic Development – Iowa
Black Hills Energy

Dr. Subhash Sahai
Board of Regents
Webster City

Dr. Sarah M. Nasser
Vice President for Research
Iowa State University

John Van Diest
Vice President
Van Diest Supply Company

Ed Sadler
City Manager

Doug Getter
Webster City Mayor

Bill Demuth
Economic Development Director

The tour included visits to the Kenco building (272,000 sq. ft.) and the Beam building (109,000 sq. ft.), various sites available for industrial and commercial development including the Marvel site (275 acres with utilities), three sites in the industrial park (from 5 to 36 acres with utilities), the new housing development (three new homes listed for $235,000 ea.), the Kendall Young Library, and finally a tour and lunch at Fuller Hall Recreational Center.

Director Durham was very impressed with the way Webster City has positioned itself for future growth and felt the community has many competitive advantages.

Please contact Bill Demuth to learn more! Call 515-822-2330 or email bdemuth@webstercity.com today!

Mayor Getter on the bus Lunch and discussion in the Sampson Room in Fuller Hall Kendall Young Library Kenco building John Van Diest on the bus Beam meeting room Kenco interior 2 Kenco interior

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Thursday, June 19th, 2014 Economic Development, Iowa News, Uncategorized, Visiting Webster City Comments Off

ABOUT WEBSTER CITY, IOWA

WHETHER YOUR BUSINESS IS EXPANDING, RELOCATING OR JUST STARTING UP, WEBSTER CITY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT IS HERE TO PROVIDE YOU WITH EXCEPTIONAL SERVICE THAT WILL HELP YOUR BUSINESS COMPLETE GLOBALLY.

OUR PROFESSIONAL STAFF PROVIDES SERVICES RANGING FROM SITE SELECTION ASSISTANCE TO ENERGY MANAGEMENT ANALYSIS. AND, THAT'S JUST THE BEGINNING.

HERE, IN WEBSTER CITY, IOWA, YOU'LL FIND AN AVAILABLE & SKILLED WORKFORCE, BUSINESS COSTS BELOW THE NATIONAL AVERAGE, BUILDING SPACES & INFRASTRUCTURE TO SUPPORT LONG TERM GROWTH, AND BUSINESS SAVVY LEADERSHIP.

NOW IS THE TIME TO BUILD YOUR BUSINESS, YOUR PEOPLE AND YOUR INNOVATION IN WEBSTER CITY, IOWA.

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