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Old 01-30-2008, 05:23 PM
 
Location: West Virginia
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GDD (Greater Dubuque Development) has announced that in the industrial park west in Dubuque, near Asbury, a new Hormel plant will be built. Complete details are at kwwl.com and kcrg.com, our two local news stations. 200 Blue-Collar Jobs will be created, and GDD is expected to make an announcement of more Westend industrial growth in February!

Dubuque was chosen out of ten spots in Iowa, beating out Eldridge, Mason City, and a few more. This is the biggest investment made in the state of Iowa (except for the ethanol plant(s.)

For JasperHobbs who says "well jobs in Dubuque don't get replaced," we go through a slow-period in the winter months, and begin to rebound usually in late Feb- March, this year we are starting our rebound early .

-dubuqueaskme
Oh wow thanks for letting me know this is huge. Much appreciated
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Old 01-30-2008, 06:09 PM
 
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Yippy Skippy Dubuque gets a packing plant. Brings back memories of the old packing plant that bled Dubuque with threats of leaving unless they got more money for so called renovations to stay. That game was played several times until Dubuque finally got sick of it they closed the doors and workers moved on and Dubuque was better off for it.

I bet the industrial park is just thrilled they are getting a stinky packing plant as a neighbor. Also school teachers will be thrilled teaching the foreigner workers children a new language.

If you look at towns that have packing plants in Iowa, most of them are economically depressed and reaching out for any new business they can get. Hmmmm

By the way another restaurant closed in Dubuque.

Jasper Hobbs


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Originally Posted by dubuqueaskme View Post
GDD (Greater Dubuque Development) has announced that in the industrial park west in Dubuque, near Asbury, a new Hormel plant will be built. Complete details are at kwwl.com and kcrg.com, our two local news stations. 200 Blue-Collar Jobs will be created, and GDD is expected to make an announcement of more Westend industrial growth in February!

Dubuque was chosen out of ten spots in Iowa, beating out Eldridge, Mason City, and a few more. This is the biggest investment made in the state of Iowa (except for the ethanol plant(s.)

For JasperHobbs who says "well jobs in Dubuque don't get replaced," we go through a slow-period in the winter months, and begin to rebound usually in late Feb- March, this year we are starting our rebound early .

-dubuqueaskme

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Old 01-30-2008, 06:35 PM
 
Location: West Virginia
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Yippy Skippy Dubuque gets a packing plant. Brings back memories of the old packing plant that bled Dubuque with threats of leaving unless they got more money to stay. That game was played several times until Dubuque finally got sick of it they closed the doors and workers moved on and Dubuque was better off for it.

I bet the industrial park is just thrilled they are getting a stinky packing plant as a neighbor. Also school teachers will be thrilled teaching the foreigner workers children a new language.

If you look at towns that have packing plants in Iowa, most of them are economically depressed and reaching out for any new business they can get. Hmmmm

By the way another restaurant closed in Dubuque.

Jasper Hobbs
lol, you two are killing me!
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Old 01-31-2008, 09:50 PM
 
Location: Des Moines
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In all fairness to Dubuque, this new plant is not a meat packing plant. It's a frozen foods processing plant. I doubt this will carry the negative stigma that surrounds the traditional 'packing plant'.
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Old 02-01-2008, 06:48 AM
 
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Then it should be good for Dubuque. 180 jobs are needed that is for sure. Lot of displaced workers right now.

Jasper


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In all fairness to Dubuque, this new plant is not a meat packing plant. It's a frozen foods processing plant. I doubt this will carry the negative stigma that surrounds the traditional 'packing plant'.
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Old 02-02-2008, 12:03 AM
 
Location: Batavia, IL
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Dubuque is beautiful city, and finally has development going for it, but to compare it Davenport ( or, really, the Quad Cities as a complete unit, as it really is ) is a weak contest.

First of all, the levee, the riverfront in Davenport is the best in the state, when the weather is nice go ride the miles you can ride your bike ( or walk if you wish ) on. LeClaire Park is a showcase and the concerts and festivals are in a gorgeous setting. The ballpark ( again on the riverfront ) is in a unique, fantastic, and unparalleled setting ( and gee, does Dubuque even have baseball ) and concerts/events can be staged there too.

The architecture is moving forward, with the Chipperfield designed Figge Art Museum, the modern sky bridge, plus, the downtown library is a 1970s modern design, and lofts are popping up all over downtown. The city hall/county court house and jail all have a nice updated look to downtown. Take a drive on River Drive, see the great old mansions over looking the river ( one the former home of Rep Jim Leach, another is the old Weyerhauser mansion, the Antoine LeClaire home is restored and more ), the neighbourhood in the village of East Davenport, and more is to be found, plus the significant history of the area ( from the first bridge across the Mississippi and Abe Lincoln's connection, the rapids in the Mississippi and Robert E Lee's connection to it, Chief Black Hawk's birth place in what is now Rock Island, the birth place of Bix Beiderbecke a early legend in jazz, and so much more ).

Then, add in the other side of the river with a Eero Saarinen designed jewel, the John Deere World Headquarters. The Mark ( the name change I refuse to acknowledge ) is a wonderful venue for sports ( Minor league hockey, is that in Dubuque too? Or is there even a venue of this calibre ? ) and concerts.

Look, both areas are quite nice. Both areas, like all areas, have their warts. Try to look a bit harder and be a bit more honest about the good you see. ( BTW, is there anything in Peosta other than a trailer park, water tower, and gas station? Get my point? )
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Old 02-02-2008, 06:52 AM
 
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Actually Peosta is growing. Quite a few manufacturing jobs are there. Many companies located there that wanted to start in Dubuque but too much of a hassle from city with red tape and restrictions.

Dubuque is more interested in developing town as tourist destination.

Jasper



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Dubuque is beautiful city, and finally has development going for it, but to compare it Davenport ( or, really, the Quad Cities as a complete unit, as it really is ) is a weak contest.

First of all, the levee, the riverfront in Davenport is the best in the state, when the weather is nice go ride the miles you can ride your bike ( or walk if you wish ) on. LeClaire Park is a showcase and the concerts and festivals are in a gorgeous setting. The ballpark ( again on the riverfront ) is in a unique, fantastic, and unparalleled setting ( and gee, does Dubuque even have baseball ) and concerts/events can be staged there too.

The architecture is moving forward, with the Chipperfield designed Figge Art Museum, the modern sky bridge, plus, the downtown library is a 1970s modern design, and lofts are popping up all over downtown. The city hall/county court house and jail all have a nice updated look to downtown. Take a drive on River Drive, see the great old mansions over looking the river ( one the former home of Rep Jim Leach, another is the old Weyerhauser mansion, the Antoine LeClaire home is restored and more ), the neighbourhood in the village of East Davenport, and more is to be found, plus the significant history of the area ( from the first bridge across the Mississippi and Abe Lincoln's connection, the rapids in the Mississippi and Robert E Lee's connection to it, Chief Black Hawk's birth place in what is now Rock Island, the birth place of Bix Beiderbecke a early legend in jazz, and so much more ).

Then, add in the other side of the river with a Eero Saarinen designed jewel, the John Deere World Headquarters. The Mark ( the name change I refuse to acknowledge ) is a wonderful venue for sports ( Minor league hockey, is that in Dubuque too? Or is there even a venue of this calibre ? ) and concerts.

Look, both areas are quite nice. Both areas, like all areas, have their warts. Try to look a bit harder and be a bit more honest about the good you see. ( BTW, is there anything in Peosta other than a trailer park, water tower, and gas station? Get my point? )
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