“We retain our membership due to the fact that CADCO facilitates and encourages economic development. The are constantly highlighting the importantance of jobs and employees,” states Bob Camblin, Camblin Mechanical.
“A successful economic development program is the lifeblood of any community. CADCO has been instrumental in stimulating new business investment by making start up loans through its’ Rural Business Enterprise Grant (RBEG) program.”
“CADCO has also encouraged and coordinated programs to increase the supply of housing opportunities in Atlantic and surrounding area, including assisting with the creation of incentives such as Tax Increment Financing, Tax Abatement and Enterprise Zones.”
“In addition, CADCO has sponsored and assisted with the creation of the Ann W. Wickman Child Development Center, including providing loan guarantees to USDA Rural Development. Tis has made possible the construction and continuation of a state of the art early childhood education and development program in Atlantic, which is a model for other area communities,” said Hal Gronewold, former CADCO President.
“As Chairman of the Revolving Loan Committee, I have seen eleven new small business start ups that could not have made the transition without the CADCO RLF. This is not just in Atlantic, but Countywide.”
“As a CADCO Board Member, I serve on the Southwest Iowa Coalition Board of Directors, along with CADCO’s director, Russ Joyce and Cass County Tourism representative, Kenner Baxter, acting as a respected lobbying voice for Southwest Iowa to our State Legislatures,” states Keith Harlan, A.M. Cohron & Son, Inc.