2012 Economic Impact Release

For Immediate Release

Dec. 12, 2012
For Immediate Release
Contact: Maureen Elbert, Executive Director
Kossuth/Palo Alto County Economic Development
(515) 295-7979

Kossuth/Palo Alto County 2012 Existing Industry/Economic Impact Report Released

Maureen Elbert, Executive Director for Kossuth/Palo Alto County Economic Development Corporation, is pleased to announce the completion of the 2012 Existing Industry Report/Economic Analysis. The generation of this report was a collaborative effort. Partners in the project included the University of Northern Iowa's Institute for Decision Making and K/PACEDC's CEO Steering Committee which is made up of CEOs and individuals in leadership roles in both counties.

Data for the report was taken from the 2012 K/PACEDC Business Surveys. A total of 190 businesses participated in the surveys this year. Additional Information was gathered from company visits with major employers, local schools, the hospitals, Wild Rose Casino, USDA and ag-based businesses. The data collected was submitted to the University of Northern Iowa which was able to generate the economic impact report with the IMPLAN software model.

The Existing Industry Report highlights information about Kossuth and Palo Alto Counties, such as business expansions, workforce availability, workforce quality, and provides a business economic impact analysis showing the value companies have on the local economy. This year's report also features a section on agriculture's economic impact in Kossuth and Palo Alto counties.

The report will be used to:
•Identify growth in local companies
•Forecast economic investment
•Generate facts to support business attraction marketing initiatives
•Provide accurate and up-to-date information for prospects, utility partners, state and county officials, and area businesses that request data.

The Existing Industry Report will be utilized as a marketing tool to target specific industries nationwide and demonstrate why Kossuth and Palo Alto counties would be a perfect fit for their business.

View The 2012 Kossuth/Palo Alto County Existing Industry Report

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Maureen Elbert,
Executive Director
106 S. Dodge Street
Suite 210
Algona, IA  50511
Ph: 515-295-7979
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