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Open Interviews Thursday, Dec. 13th from 4-7pm Engineered Plastic Components, Inc. (EPC)  (December 11, 2018)  Open Interviews Thursday, Dec. 13th from 4-7pm The Open Interviews are to fill our Production Operator positions on all 3 shifts. Engineered Plastic Components, Inc. (EPC) Instant Interviews Hiring for 3rd shift operators Applicants can stop out anytime during office hours (4-7pm) and receive an interview on-the-spot for ...

PurFoods hosting Job Fair/ Open House on November 28th from 1p-5p  (November 28, 2018)  PurFoods is hosting an Open House event at Jones Enterprises in the Conference Room located at 1810 West St South on Wednesday November 28 from 1:00 - 5:00 pm (CST) for individuals interested in various Production, Quality Assurance Supervisor and Technician, Sanitation Associate positions we have available on all shifts (see description below). ...

JELD-WEN Job Fair For Production Machine Operators and Assemblers  (November 24, 2018)  Job Fair For Production Machine Operators and Assemblers Starting rate of $14.87/hr. $.50 shift premium for 2nd & 3rd shifts $.37/hr. increase after 30 days Job Fair: Thursday, December 6, 2018 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. JELD-WEN Window Division is conducting interviews for 1st (7:00 AM -3:00 PM), 2nd (3:00 PM – 11:00 PM) and 3rd shifts (11:00 ...

Apply Now to gain experience and learn about jobs in Poweshiek Internships Available for High School Students  (November 9, 2018)  The Poweshiek Internship Program's goal is to connect high school students with local businesses so they can gain work experience and knowledge about employment opportunities in this county's communities. This helps high school students make decisions about their future education and jobs, and it also helps keep our communities ...

Career Discovery Day At Grinnell Mutual on November 20th from 9am-2:30pm  (November 9, 2018)  Career Discovery Day is November 20th from 9am-2:30pm at Grinnell Mutual. Career Discovery Day is a career fair for high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors from local schools to learn more about local businesses as they plan their path towards further education and employment. The event is directed ...

Education and Training for Iowa's Workforce to Fill the Gap  (October 16, 2018)  This graph is a slide from Beth Townsend's presentation at the Iowa Ideas Conference last month in Cedar Rapids. It shows how middle-skill jobs in Iowa are lacking workers. Middle skill jobs require more education and training than a high school diploma but less than a four-year college degree. ...

Iowa Workforce Development Awards Funds to Expand Registered Apprenticeship Opportunities  (October 16, 2018)  "It is vital that we expose our high school students to different Registered Apprenticeship opportunities as we look to meet our Future Ready Iowa goal. Apprenticeships are a proven solution for training a skilled workforce, and we are committed to growing opportunities in healthcare and advanced manufacturing - areas ...

The Community Colleges of Iowa are partnering with Goldman Sachs on a small business initiative  (October 16, 2018)  10,000 Small Businesses is a great opportunity for business owners to gain access to tools and knowledge to grow their businesses. In professional workshops delivered in-person and online, business owners learn from some of the brightest minds in the business, learn about access to financial capital, and build a powerful ...

Career Discovery Day 2018  (September 21, 2018)  Career Discovery Day is November 20th from 9am-2:30pm at Grinnell Mutual. Career Discovery Day is a career fair for high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors from local schools to learn more about local businesses as they plan their path towards further education and employment. There will be interactive ...

Iowan Small Business Makes Big Moves in Golf Car Industry Streetrod Golf Cars Expands into New Grinnell Facility  (September 21, 2018)  For over twenty years, Streetrod Golf Cars has been designing and building the world’s finest golf cars. Earlier this year, a revolutionary new product took the stage: The LUX. This modern golf car has earned Streetrod a significant up-tick in press and production, resulting in an upcoming ...

Jessica Menary Joins Pow I-80 Team  (September 21, 2018)  Poweshiek I-80 has a new part time employee. Jessica Menary began working at Pow I-80 in September. Jessica grew up in Montezuma and graduated from Grinnell College in 2013 with a degree in Spanish and a concentration in Latin American Studies. For the past few years she worked in Sitka, ...

Manufacturing Day Lunch and Learn  (September 1, 2017)  Please join Pow I-80 and Iowa State University CIRAS in celebrating National Manufacturing Day. We will be celebrating September 21st from 11:30-1:00 pm at Drake Library. Presenter Carey Novak, CIRAS-ISU, will promote national manufacturing day (October 6) and the importance of manufacturing in Iowa. He will also discuss how tech-based ...

Teaching Employees Summer Course  (May 2, 2017)

Laborshed Project  (May 1, 2017)  Poweshiek Iowa Development will be working with Iowa Workforce Development’s Regional Research Bureau to complete a Laborshed employment study for the Poweshiek County area. This study will define the areas from which Poweshiek County area employers draw their employees and will further examine that labor force. The study ...

Employers Council Meeting  (February 7, 2017)  The topic for the upcoming ECI meeting will be "Unemployment Insurance/Appeal Hearings: Proactive Tips for Employers" Date/Time: Wednesday, February 8 11:00am -1:30pm Location: Grinnell Steakhouse Cost: $10 per person To RSVP please contact Laura Manatt: Laura@powi80.com

Pow I-80 Annual Meeting  (February 7, 2017)  Our Annual Meeting will be the evening of Tuesday March 21st at the The Grinnell Mutual Reinsurance Bartelt Conference Center. Our guest speaker will be Jeff Hammond from Tradewind Energy. Keep an eye out for further communications regarding the exact time of the event and further information to RSVP. ...

University of Iowa Offers its first face-to-face Course in Grinnell  (February 7, 2017)  The University of Iowa has just announced its first course offering face-to-face classes in Grinnell. The initial course this spring is ENTR2000 Entrepreneurship and Innovation. The course is part of the university’s Bachelor of Liberal Studies - Innovative Leadership Track Date/Time: Tuesdays from 6pm to 9pm from ...

We've Moved!  (February 7, 2017)  Our office is now located at 520 Fourth Avenue, Grinnell Iowa. inside the Spaulding Center for Transportation.

Grinnell Site Recognized As An Iowa Certified Site  (December 19, 2016)  December 19, 2016 – DES MOINES Today, Governor Terry Branstad and Lt. Governor Kim Reynolds announced five additional industrial sites to achieve certification through the Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA) certified site program. A Grinnell site was among the five. The other sites certified are located in Forest City, Waterloo, Osage and ...

GREATER DES MOINES PARTNERSHIP BOLSTERS REGIONAL PRESENCE WITH NEW REGIONAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT PARTNERS  (December 1, 2016)  City of Perry, City of Van Meter and Poweshiek Iowa Development to invest in regional network The Greater Des Moines Partnership has announced that the City of Perry, the City of Van Meter and Poweshiek Iowa Development have joined The Partnership as regional economic development partners. Their investment into ...

Career Discovery Day  (October 21, 2016)  Poweshiek Iowa Development, Iowa Valley Community College District and AmeriCorps hosted the second annual Career Discovery Day for high school sophomores, juniors and seniors on Friday, October 14 at Grinnell Mutual Reinsurance Company. With nearly 125 area high school students and 25 local employers in attendance, Career Discovery Day was an excellent ...

STEAM Festival  (October 20, 2016)  There will be a free family friendly Science Technology Engineering Arts and Math festival for the Greater Poweshiek County which will give Youths K-6 a chance to visit STEAM exhibits that feature interactive learning activities, hands on demonstrations and fun takeaways. Date/Time: November 13 from 1 p.m. to 3 p....

University of Iowa Meeting  (October 20, 2016)  Discussions are underway to bring University of Iowa classes to Grinnell, beginning in January 2017 if class minimums can be met. Employers are invited to an informational meeting where we will discuss various programs, classes and format, as well as how employers can become involved in promoting this opportunity to ...

Behavioral Based Interviewing and Sourcing Strategies  (August 5, 2016)  It's back... The Employers Council of Poweshiek County invites you to attend this informative session Behavioral Based Interviewing and Sourcing Strategies, presented by Andy Day with Manatts Inc. This session will cover how to ask job applicants open ended questions about past experience in order to obtain important information ...

Career Discovery Day - October 14th  (August 5, 2016)  Poweshiek Iowa Development and Iowa Valley Community College cordially invite you to participate in this year's "Career Discovery Day," a highly interactive career fair directed towards local high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors in order to expose them to middle skill opportunities in healthcare, advance manufacturing, construction, administration, production, ...

Poweshiek Leadership Program Accepting Applications for the 2016-2017 Class  (July 29, 2016)  Poweshiek Leadership Program is now accepting applications for the 2016-2017 Class. Poweshiek Leadership Program (PLP) is designed for area employers to grow employees into community leaders. This program focuses on uniting emerging leaders, increasing participants’ knowledge of county issues, developing a collective vision for the county, and enhancing each ...

2016 Annual Meeting  (March 23, 2016)  Poweshiek Iowa Development held its 12th annual meeting on Tuesday, March 22nd at the Montezuma Memorial Hall in Montezuma. Around 65 guests welcomed Todd Linden, President and CEO of Grinnell Regional Medical Center. Larry Boesenberg, Chair of Poweshiek Iowa Development, welcomed guests and introduced the current board of directors. Laura ...

Poweshiek County STEM Festival  (August 14, 2015)  The South Central Iowa STEM Hub will host a free, family-friendly STEM Festival for the greater Poweshiek County area on Sunday, November 8, 2015, from 1:00-4:00 P.M. Participants will visit STEM exhibits that feature interactive learning activities, hands-on demonstrations and fun make-and-takes. Registration is for exhibitors and volunteers is open ...

Poweshiek County Synchronist Visits  (August 14, 2015)  Every two years Poweshiek Iowa Development reaches out to businesses throughout the county to participate in the State's Synchronist program. This survey program allows local economic developers, local government officials, and state government officials to look at business climate and trends in our area, with the overall goal of ...

Iowa Reinvestment Act  (June 30, 2015)  Grinnell's application to the Iowa Reinvestment Act has successfully passed the second stage of evaluation by the Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA). The Iowa Reinvestment Act is a $100 million fund set aside over the next 20 years to support development projects in Iowa communities. State sales tax from inside the ...

Facade Grant Update - Grinnell and Montezuma  (June 25, 2015)  In 2013 and 2014, Montezuma and Grinnell both successfully applied for grants to remodel the storefront facades in their respective downtown areas. What follows is an update for the community on the status of these projects: On April 1st, demolition and remodeling of the facades and storefronts of Montezuma began. The ...

2015-2016 Annual Report

2015-2016 Annual Report

2017 Laborshed Lunch and Learn  Poweshiek Iowa Development, in Partnership with the Greater Des Moines Partnership and Alliant Energy, contracted with Iowa Workforce Development's Regional Research Bureau to complete a Laborshed employment study for the Poweshiek County area. The study defined the areas from which Poweshiek County area employers draw their employees and further ...

Career Discovery Day At Grinnell Mutual on November 20th from 9am-2:30pm  Career Discovery Day is November 20th from 9am-2:30pm at Grinnell Mutual. Career Discovery Day is a career fair for high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors from local schools to learn more about local businesses as they plan their path towards further education and employment. The event is directed ...

PurFoods Hosting Job Fair/ Open House on November 28th from 1p-5p  PurFoods is hosting an Open House event at Jones Enterprises in the Conference Room located at 1810 West St South on Wednesday November 28 from 1:00 - 5:00 pm (CST) for individuals interested in various Production, Quality Assurance Supervisor and Technician, Sanitation Associate positions we have available on all shifts (see description below). ...

PurFoods hosting Job Fair/ Open House on November 28th from 1p-5p  PurFoods is hosting an Open House event at Jones Enterprises in the Conference Room located at 1810 West St South on Wednesday November 28 from 1:00 - 5:00 pm (CST) for individuals interested in various Production, Quality Assurance Supervisor and Technician, Sanitation Associate positions we have available on all shifts (see description below). ...