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Berghammer Builders

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“Dealing with the PCEDC has been an honor for our company. They are available to assist our customers with funding and grants to creating jobs that pay decent wages. I believe the link between PCEDC and new business owners is a relationship that needs to be supported. We are prou...

Brian McAlpine Chose the Momentum West Region After Living in the East Coast and Colorado

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Brian McAlpine has a job that he loves. As a successful commercial insurance advisor, he works with businesses and property owners throughout the region, helping them solve some of their most pressing challenges. “I learn something new every day because I am constantly looking for new ways to help m...


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“Our relationship with the PCEDC has been measurably beneficial to   C-Aire. They have introduced us to lending, the Regional Business Fund, options for a manufacturing facility in the county, helped with staffing needs and sources for on the job training funding.  All of this contributed to the company’s ability t...

Cardinal Accounting

Category:  Success Stories

“I have several clients who have benefited directly from the work of the Polk County Economic Development Corporation. As a conduit to state job creation and business expansion programs and credits, the PCEDC has definitely helped several of the employers I work with get started and/or expand.” - Martin Dikkers, CPA

How a Local Entrepreneur Used Grit and Perseverance to Build a Thriving Business

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PaperWorx Design & Printing is a thriving business located in Polk County. Sixteen years ago, owner, Sally, decided to pursue her dream of owning her own business. She has built PaperWorx Design & Printing from the ground up, turning an idea into an established graphic design, marketing, copy shop an...

Julia’s Java

Category:  Success Stories

“During the decision process in our expansions I worked closely with the PCEDC. They met with me a number of times and offered suggestions ranging from resources available for an entrepreneur to marketing and promoting my expansions. In fact, a most important service they provided was that they were ...

Lakeland Communications Brings Fiber to Polk County

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The availability of broadband is critical to economic growth. With broadband, Polk County can attract entrepreneurs, startups and larger companies who depend on their ability to instantly connect to the internet and conduct business remotely. Lakeland Communications understands the importance of broadband and has been actively working to place fibe...

MidWest One Bank

Category:  Success Stories

“I want to extend my appreciation to the PCEDC for the work that has been done to attract new business to Polk County and help existing businesses. The work you have done in facilitating meetings with the state has been very helpful in moving new business to the county.  Further...

Schaffer Finishing & Schaffer Manufacturing

Category:  Success Stories

“As the owner of two Polk County businesses, I'm excited about my ongoing relationship with the PCEDC. They have been a vital resource in our efforts to bridge the gap between area manufacturing and the secondary and post-secondary educators. They're working hard to keep our manufacturing talent local by educating students abou...

We're Celebrating National Women's Business Month with Lynn West

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October is National Women’s Business Month and in Polk County we are celebrating the contributions of local women business owners, including Lynn West, owner of MRL Manufacturing, Inc. (MRL). Located in Amery, MRL manufactures precision component products for Over-the-Road, Heavy Equipment, Recreational, Construction and Agricultural Industries. MRL Manufacturing started a...