April 11, 2013
Open interviews for our new Polk City Fareway location will be held on:
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
9am to 7pm
Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church
1701 W Jester Park Dr
Polk City, IA 50226
Many part-time positions are available in our meat and grocery departments. Open Monday through Saturday, closed Sundays and Holidays. Please refer to www.fareway.com to learn about the benefits package Fareway has to offer.
Please bring a completed application (print from www.fareway.com) with you on Open Interview Day.
No phone calls please. All questions will be answered at the event on May 7th. Interviews will be on a first come, first serve basis. No scheduled appointments are being taken.
We look forward to meeting with you on May 7th!
April 3, 2013
The Polk City Development Corporation (PCDC), in conjunction with Koester Construction, held a Ground Breaking for the new Big Creek Pharmacy building in Polk City on April 1st. The site of the building is located at 419 West Bridge Road. A reception following the groundbreaking was held at the Reising Sun. The new building will consist of 3,000 square feet. Big Creek Pharmacy will occupy 1,500 square feet and an un-named tenant will occupy 1,500 square feet. The building is being constructed by Koester Construction. Please see the pictures below.
The Polk City Development Corporation was formed to promote new business and retain existing businesses in Polk City. The mission of PCDC is “To encourage a proactive business environment that results in a diversified and balanced smart growth of Polk City’s economic base and improves the quality of life.”
March 6, 2013
Please find attached a picture of the groundbreaking at the Big Creek Technology Campus in Polk City. The business is Iowa Growth Investors Incorporated (IGII). People in picture from left to right include:
Jon Johnson, President of Polk City Development Corporation (PCDC), Dan Lane, Polk City Councilman, Jeff Walters, Polk City Councilman, Gary Heuertz, Mayor of Polk City, Nan Boland, IGII, Shane Torres, Polk City Chamber President, Laverne Holetorf, IGII and John Calhoun, Executive Director of PCDC.
Please contact me should you have any questions. Thanks.
February 28, 2013
Polk City Development Corporation (PCDC) will be hosting a groundbreaking for Iowa Growth Investors (IGII) at the Big Creek Technology Campus in Polk City at 2:00 p.m. on March 4th. A reception will immediately follow the groundbreaking at the Reising Sun. The plans submitted by Iowa Growth Investors are shown below. Please direct any questions to the following email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Iowa Growth Investors, Incorporated (IGII)
The primary purpose of IGII is to create work and jobs! Potential exists in central Iowa area relative to Polk City. This community is the final remaining central Iowa area for economic development and growth. IGII’s focus is to become a leader in leveraging business development in Polk City. IGII intends to analyze, select and place within the city the types of business which grow the job market, impact the economic base and provide Polk City with opportunities to grow and develop.
IGII will seek to acquire businesses through unique agreement strategies which allow for contribution, investment and consulting to those selected, while at the same time allowing ownership of the affiliates to remain unchanged. Over time we will position ourselves to buy into, invest in and assist with the growth of most any type of company from high-tech to industrial. We will constantly seek Good Ideas and Good Opportunities that create good paying jobs in Polk City.
Ideal candidates will be those that have a track record of attempting to grow their companies. Our objective will be to assist in bringing them up quickly, correctly and to bring their company to the Polk City area. IGII investment levels will be commensurate with the potential and provability of each selected company. IGII intends to construct our corporate headquarters on Lot 2 of the Big Creek Technology Campus in Polk City. Our plan is currently to construct our headquarters building during the initial phase. As the need arises and companies are selected and brought to Polk City, two additional build phases will be completed. We see this as a great opportunity for our company; we look forward to being a part of Polk City development and becoming a positive influence in the community and surrounding area.
Iowa Growth Investors, Inc. Headquarters – Construction to begin March 2013.
January 16, 2013
Click below to see the official press release from the Chief Operating Officer of Fareway.
Press Release – Fareway Stores Inc Polk City Iowa
January 16, 2013
The closing deal is being signed.
Mayor Gary Heuertz speaking about the project.
Polk County Supervisor Robert Brownell speaking about the project.
Fareway President Fred Greiner
John Calhoun, Fred Greiner, Mayor Huertz, Pat Hagan
and Garrett Piklapp
November 12, 2012
October 25, 2012
Please find attached the picture for the Boulders Inn & Suites Ground Breaking in Polk City on October 23rd. Boulders Inn & Suites is a 3.2 million dollar investment and will be located adjacent to Tournament Club of Iowa.
Pictured left to right:
Gerry Neugent-Knapp Properties, Bill Knapp II-Knapp Properties, Mayor Gary Heuertz, Mike Siemer-Boulders Inn, Councilman Dan Lane, Jay Marten-Boulders Inn, Dean Boettcher-Grinnell State Bank, Councilman Jeff Walters, Councilman Dave Dvorak, Councilman Rob Mordini
October 15, 2012
Please check out the new website for The Polk County Aviation Authority: www.ankenyregionalairport.com.
May 25, 2011
Polk City, Iowa – Iowa Area Development Group (IADG) and its member electric and telephone systems honored Polk City Development Corporation with the Silver Shovel Award on May 24th at the development group’s annual meeting held at the Tournament Club of Iowa in Polk City. IADG is the business and community development leader for Iowa’s rural electric cooperatives, member municipal electric systems and the independent telephone companies across the state.
The Silver Shovel Award recognition was established to help commemorate the 25th Anniversary of Iowa Area Development Group and its economic development mission. Polk City Development Corporation was nominated for the award by Midland Power Cooperative.
The Silver Shovel Award honors outstanding leadership, innovation and achievement in business and community development and collaboration with IADG and its utility partners. In presenting the award Mr. Bruce Hansen, IADG Vice President, Marketing highlighted numerous accomplishments of the organization including regional and local leadership by Executive Director John Calhoun in economic development matters as well as other strategic investments, marketing initiatives, and accomplishments for businesses and communities in the Polk City region.
Bruce Hansen praised Calhoun and his board for their enthusiasm and dedication to growing and diversifying the economy of the community. He noted Calhoun’s leadership roles and involvement in many accomplishments including the Big Creek Technology Campus, the professional office building, and various business recruitment efforts for the community.
The Silver Shovel Award also brought with it a $1,000 contribution from the Iowa Area Development Group Community Foundation. The financial award will allow Polk City Development Corporation to advance economic development through contributions to local 501c3 organizations. The IADG Community Foundation was established to facilitate community based philanthropy throughout rural Iowa, promote entrepreneurship and advance economic development.
Iowa Area Development Group was established in 1985 to help its utility sponsors and their communities promote and foster economic development. The organization and its utility sponsors have been instrumental in facilitating over 1,600 projects, $5.6 billion in investment and creating over 40,000 jobs for Iowa.
Left to Right- Bruce Hansen, Iowa AreaDevelopment Group, Mayor Gary Heuertz, Executive Director John Calhoun, NormFandel, Midland Power
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