On February 27th, Drew Davis from CoStar Group, Inc. was in Webster City gathering information, images and video of the former Beam Research and Assembly facility. Founded in 1987, CoStar conducts expansive, ongoing research to produce and maintain the largest and most comprehensive database of commercial real estate information.
This 109,000 sq. ft. building has enormous possibilities. The building was repurposed as a research and development facility for Electrolux’s laundry division and over $4 million was invested to improve the facility for R&D operations. The assessed value of the building is $2.4 million. (See additional images below) Now that the updated information has been loaded into the CoStar system, interested parties can tour the facility virtually from anywhere in the world!
The City of Webster City owns this property and we are prepared to move forward immediately with an aggressive proposal.
Please contact Bill Demuth to learn more about this or any of our available properties! Call 515-822-2330 or email email@example.com today!
From an economic development standpoint, we understand that an ample water supply is important to business operations and employee productivity. Therefore, Webster City’s excess capacity of 2,000,000 gallons per day is an asset to leverage for future growth. Our new well, known as Well #8, is 1920 feet deep and will produce up to 1880 gallons per minute. Its source is the Jordan Aquifer, which is high in iron and manganese. It is also high in natural fluoride. The softening process used at the water plant removes almost all the iron and manganese and reduces the amount of fluoride in the water to an optimum level for the protection of teeth. The new well was paid for with bond proceeds, a well reserve surcharge and capitol improvement funds.
Well #8 is one of three wells that serve the community, and since they all reach deep into the Jordan Aquifer, regional droughts have no affect on our water supply. Our wells and our entire water system continue to be in compliance with all DNR regulations.
The cameras will be rolling in Webster City during the week of February 24th as CoStar Group Inc. comes to town to film the former Beam Research and Assembly facility. This 109,000 sq. ft. building has enormous possibilities, and once the CoStar video is complete, interested parties will be able to tour the facility virtually from anywhere in the world!
The City of Webster City owns this property, and we are prepared to move forward immediately with an aggressive proposal.
Please contact Bill Demuth to learn more about this or any of our other available properties! Call 515-822-2330 or email firstname.lastname@example.org today!
When Chris Anderson purchased Mertz Engineering Company in 2004 he brought his entrepreneurial spirit with him! The plan was to continue to keep the customer as the top priority as well as plot a course for the future.
Mertz Engineering Company has a long history in Webster City. Harry J. Mertz started building plastic and metal parts back in the 1940’s. Over the years the company has continued to grow and expand. In the last 10-years they have more than doubled their workforce and increased sales significantly. Mertz recently acquired Webster City Machine and have purchased another local building for future expansion.
Our team is here to help fuel your entrepreneurial spirit with an arsenal of Local Business Services. Let Bill Demuth go to work for you! Feel free to call 515-822-2330 or email email@example.com today!
WASHINGTON – Young aspiring business owners are invited to learn the basics on how to turn good ideas into profitable ventures at the live Twitter chat on Feb. 19 hosted by the U.S. Small Business Administration (@SBAgov).
Tameka Montgomery from SBA’s Office of Entrepreneurial Development and Bridget Weston Pollack from SBA’s resource partner SCORE will share tips on developing a business plan, ways to get startup financing, and how to overcome those initial hurdles entrepreneurs face when starting out.
The event will be held during National Entrepreneurship Week, Feb. 15-22 (#sbaEweek).
Small business owners Dan Price, co-Founder and CEO of Gravity Payments (@DanPriceSeattle) and Genevieve F. Thiers, CEO and Founder of Sittercity.com (@genevievethiers) will share their stories of creating a successful company. Price and Thiers are former SBA National Young Entrepreneur award winners.
WHAT: SBA Twitter Chat: Startup Advice Young Entrepreneurs Love
WHEN: Wednesday, Feb. 19, 3 p.m. — 4 p.m. EST
HOW: Hashtag: #sbaEweek
No registration is needed, but you must have a Twitter Account
Meanwhile, do you think you’re ready to start a business? Check out the free SBA online course for young entrepreneurs at http://go.usa.gov/BKzk. It will help you understand the steps you need to get started on building a successful business.
Area SBA office
North Central Iowa SBDC
217 South 25th Street Suite C12
Fort Dodge, IA 50501
Our department is here to assist as well! Go here to learn about our Business Development Services. Bill Demuth is ready to go to work for you! Feel free to call 515-822-2330 or email firstname.lastname@example.org today!
In the words of The Rolling Stones…Webster City, Iowa is the place to Start It Up! We are a great place to start and grow your business, and we have some terrific examples to prove it!
Many of our home-grown companies started with 6 or fewer employees and now employ between 100 and 600! Vantec is one such company. In the early 1980’s, Bev and Willie Van Wyhe heard that Webster City Rewind, a motor rewind company, was selling their plastics operation. The Van Wyhe’s recognized the opportunity and purchased the company. At the time of purchase, there were only two injection molding machines and two employees. Today, Vantec, Inc. is housed in a 145,000 sq. ft. building and employs 150 people with various aptitudes.
Fifty years ago, Van Diest Supply Company was a one-man operation run out of a 5′ x 10′ room. Today Van Diest Supply Company has more than 28 acres under roof and is completing an investment project in excess of $20,000,000. Van Diest Supply Company is a leading manufacturer and distributor of agricultural chemicals that employs more than 600 workers. With its many distribution centers, Van Diest Supply Company delivers its products to more than 3500 dealers in 16 states.
We would like to add your company to our list of successful startups! To get started contact Bill Demuth at 515-822-2330 or email email@example.com today. Bill will get you started and assist you with your needs as you go about your business project.
Webster City Economic Development welcomes Bill Demuth as our new Economic Development Director! As the director, Bill is actively involved with marketing the area, prospecting for new business, day to day economic development duties and most importantly working closely and consistently with existing business. He is also Webster City’s representative with several area development groups with which the city has a close relationship with, including Iowa Area Development, Webster City Chamber of Commerce, Mid Iowa Growth, and the Iowa Economic Development Authority. Bill brings a great deal of economic development experience to the table but recognizes there is more to learn every day on the job.
Prior to his position in Webster City, Bill invested over 20 years at the Department of Economic Development for the State of Iowa. He also has local economic development experience in South Carolina and Nebraska. Bill is a graduate of the University of Northern Iowa. In his spare time Bill enjoys family, especially his two daughters, community projects and helping others. He plans to add exercising back to his list this year.
Bill is ready to go to work for you! Feel free to call 515-822-2330 or email firstname.lastname@example.org today!
Webster City, Iowa has not only purchased additional land for business development, but we have some impressive real estate that is ready and available for your company to move right in.
The City will be purchasing just under 40 acres of land from the Sahai Family. The parcel allows any company considering building on this site:
- Close access to four-lane Highway 20
- Flat terrain
- Inexpensive pricing
The land adjoins the existing City Industrial Park to the east and will be an ideal location for expanding and relocating companies. Utilities (water, sewer and electricity) are in place in the northwest corner of the parcel, and a road to the west side borders the land.
In addition, the City has also been given the option to purchase an additional 40 acres directly south of this land. The option for this parcel is good for three years, but unlike the first site, this parcel has utilities close by, but not located actually on the site.
For more information and pricing information, please contact Ed Sadler at Webster City Economic Development.
If you’re looking for something that is move-in ready, the Beam Building at 1700 Second Street West in Webster City has 109,000 available square feet and is situated on 11.69 acres. The building previously housed Electrolux’s central vacuum manufacturing and distribution plant until 2010.
The building was repurposed as a research and development facility for Electrolux’s laundry division and over $4 million was invested to improve the facility for R&D operations. The assessed value of the building is $2.4 million, with a selling price of $1,995,000.
If you are interested in either the land or the Beam Building, or any other properties in the Webster City area, please contact Ed Sadler at email@example.com.
A recent poll from The Gallup Organization says that only 13% of employees across 142 countries worldwide are “engaged” in their jobs. What that means: only a small portion of employee worldwide are emotionally invested in and focused on creating value everyday. The other 87% has essentially “checked out.”
The good news is that the U.S. was ranked third overall (behind Panama and Costa Rica) for most active engagement among employees. You can see the complete list here: “12 nations with the most highly engaged workforces.”
I would like to take that a step further and say that the “Midwestern work ethic” is still hard at work here in Webster City, and for several reasons:
- People choose to live here and work here because of the quality of life. From affordable housing to beautiful parks and open spaces, Webster City is a great place to raise a family.
- Webster City is a place that values on community and pride of community. Our workforce reflects that commitment to pride and our community offers programs that continue to improve the skills of our employees and further their success and satisfaction in their jobs.
- It starts with us. Whether you’re an established industry leader, a smart start-up with growing needs or a new entrepreneur with big ideas, Webster City Economic Development’s business development services are designed to drive your success.
So while this article states that only 1 in 8 workers across the globe really cares about his or her job, we know that number is a lot higher here in Webster City, IA.
Contact us with your questions or requests. We’re here to help. We build business.
Webster City companies are building high-quality products and a solid industry foundation that has global reach. Understand why some key industries thrive in Webster City, including:
- Advanced manufacturing
- Green technology and alternative energy
- Warehousing and distribution
A skilled, experienced manufacturing workforce, available buildings, a strategic location for sourcing parts and multiple options for transporting products makes Webster City a perfect location for advanced manufacturing companies.
Green Technology & Alternative Energy
Home to one of the world’s largest wind farms, a cutting-edge manufacturer of electric parts and a manufacturer of water conservation components, Webster City is quickly building its green technology workforce and reputation.
Warehousing & Distribution
Webster City gives you easy access to major highways that connect to key metros throughout the nation and 130,000 miles of freight transportation routes. This, combined with access to multiple commercial airports, makes Webster City a strategic location for warehousing and distribution. We’re only 75 miles north of the I-80/I-35 connection and within one day or less by truck of Des Moines, Omaha, Minneapolis, Chicago and more.
Build Your Business in Webster City
To learn more about how your business can thrive in Webster City, contact our team. We’re here to help you succeed!
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.