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Corridor’s Willett describes latest economic development in Mason City area

This news story was published on November 23, 2012.
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North Iowa Corridor Director Brent Willett

MASON CITY – Brent Willett of the North Iowa Corridor described the economic development that is taking place in Mason City and the surrounding area when he gave a quarterly report to the Mason City Council Tuesday evening.

Willett said that 4 project “closures” or deals that were brokered and finalized in the third quarter were 1) Metalcraft and the construction of its new location on 9th Street SW, 2) Assa Abloy (Graham) and its expansion on 12th Street SE, 3) Pigskin Farms (in Clear Lake) and the construction of a recreation facility there, and 4) the retention of Orange Tree Employment Services which stayed in North Iowa and moved from Clear Lake to downtown Mason City.

Willett said that 29 project leads were pursued in the third quarter and advanced 15 projects into active project status.  Currently, he said that the North Iowa Corridor is currently working 23 active projects.

Among other methods of promoting the region, Willett said that the Corridor is placing an ad in the Delta Sky magazine which cliams to reach 5.1 million readers every month.

See Willett’s entire presentation in this video:


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3 Responses to Corridor’s Willett describes latest economic development in Mason City area

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    November 25, 2012 at 4:02 pm

    You have got to be kidding me. These are supposed to be economic developments. They are existing businesses that would have stayed here anyway. What do we pay this joker. Fire him and use the money to save Highland.

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    November 25, 2012 at 1:53 pm

    How many of you read those airline magazines in those seat pockets? I’m sure busy CEO’s can’t wait to get their hands on them just to read the ads to see which cities want them to put their businesses in their towns. There has to be a more cost-efficient way to spend a marketing budget to target businesses looking to expand. I’ve always thought reading those magazines were the best way to catch a cold.

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      Go Packers! Reply Report comment

      November 25, 2012 at 2:26 pm

      I agree what a hair-brained idea!