Glidden Development Group is a non-profit organization helping businesses
develop and grow in and around Glidden, Iowa. We're working to create
economic vitality and add to the high quality of life in our area through
leadership collaborations, business support and member-driven services.
Glidden area businesses have joined together to create the Glidden Development
Group. Our members come from large and small businesses with all types of
backgrounds and expertise.
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Bruce Bailey, President
Tim Reever, Vice President
Bill Bluml, Secretary/Treasurer
Since, 2003, we've been providing businesses exposure, networking opportunities,
professional development and technology training. We work to provide our
members and the community with the resources needed to become
successful. Our committees help influence the business decisions
being made in our community.
Glidden Development Group holds monthly meetings to coordinate
efforts, discuss community development and address group issues.
You can find our meeting's minutes on this Website by
clicking here, by e-mail or by calling
(712) 659-3841 for more information.
A group of Glidden
business persons got together in winter of 2002-03 to discuss
the future of Glidden, Carroll County and the surrounding area.
There were other towns in the county that had formed local
development groups that focused energy on the promotion and
growth of their towns. The Glidden group felt the time was
right to form a group in Glidden with the following mission:
The mission of the Glidden
Development Group, Inc. is to support and promote the growth of
Glidden. We work together in a public/private group to
facilitate a “can do” attitude to promote business, agriculture,
education, general living conditions and quality of life. The
group will support existing business, farms and the school to
expand their current and future operations and to create
additional jobs to the benefit of our local economy. We are
also committed to attracting new business, housing and
residents. Thus, creating new employment opportunities,
increasing the tax base and maintaining our public
group has more than 15 active members that meet on an as needed
basis. The group has hosted an economic development workshop
for residents of Glidden to help educate community members about
the need for an active effort on the part of the town to promote
and grow the community.
has also been involved in the investigation of a business park
adjacent to the Town of Glidden and helped with fundraising for
the new Glidden Swimming Pool Project.
Bill Bluml, Bluml Agriculture Services
(712) 659-3422 fax