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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
21st Annual Festival of Trees
November 21 - 22 · Pennsylvania Place
Midwest Arms Collectors Gun & Knife Show
November 21 - 23 · Bridge View Center
Holiday Nights N Lights
November 22 - January 3 · Greater Ottumwa Park
News
Holiday Nights 'N Lights starts November 22rd
Posted November 17, 2014
New "Welcome to Ottumwa" video
Posted November 17, 2014
Chamber Member Spotlight
Posted October 7, 2014
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