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Welcome to Ottumwa, Iowa
Ottumwa is a city of growth and prosperity, dedicated to making the most of its history to promote a successful future. What began as a river town in 1851 has since evolved into a hub for cultural and commercial development. Currently, approximately 25,000 people reside in Ottumwa with a county population of 35,000. Residents are attracted to the low cost of living, abundant choices in recreation and entertainment, and outstanding education and healthcare facilities.

Businesses also have many reasons to locate in Ottumwa. As the county seat of Wapello County, Ottumwa has an expansive commercial district and industrial base. Ottumwa also has an impressive level of consumer traffic, an employee base with an exemplary work ethic and an environment that is decidedly committed to economic development.

The sparkling Des Moines River runs right through Ottumwa, providing a beautiful backdrop to the vibrant community. With a variety of historical attractions, cultural resources, and recreational opportunities, residents and tourists never have a shortage of things to do. The Bridge View Center offers exceptional convention and meeting space as well as a state of the art performing arts theater.

This blend of enterprise and community make Ottumwa a city that continues to progress forward. Ottumwa, Iowa is a great place to grow a business and raise a family. Come inside and let us show you all we have to offer. Welcome!
Events
First Impressions: Flying from Reality
October 13 - November 13 · Indian Hills Arts Gallery
Nightmare on 3rd Street Haunted House
October 24 - 25 · Ottumwa City Hall basement
7th & 8th South Central String Orchestra
October 25 · Ottumwa High School Auditorium
News
Chamber Member Spotlight
Posted October 7, 2014
Choose Ottumwa, Shop Local!
Posted October 7, 2014
Eat, Drink and Bloody Mary Contest
Posted October 7, 2014
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