Small Town Dreams Make For Big City Changes Is #ThisIsFortDodge

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Small Town Dreams Make for Big City Changes is #ThisIsFortDodge community branding highlighting the quality of life created by businesses and organization in Fort Dodge, Iowa. Tucked into the Des Moines River valley, the story features the town more and more are discovering has the charms of a small community while offering big city advantages.

This Is Fort Dodge

“We all have to take pride in our community, and we do that by putting together these give-back programs,” states Dr. John Clay with Clay & Associates DDS, PLC.

Partner vision and drive with the tenacity of their citizens, you have the foundation to make the community of over 25,000 into a growing and prospering town while enjoying the charm and quality of life afforded those that live in rural areas. That is just what Fort Dodge, Iowa offers.

“The city has a willingness and eagerness to follow up and follow through with development plans that have given Fort Dodge the status of a new and developed city,” expressed Trey Seiser, Project Manager at Woodruff Construction.

Woodruff Construction certainly knows about the physical growth of the city. Having just celebrated their 63rd year in town, the company has a long history of being involved in some of the most meaningful and major constructions in town since 1956.

Over the past five years, over 1700 new jobs have been created, and wages have increased over 15% in Fort Dodge. Global companies like Nestle, Cargill, and Silgan continue to invest in the future of the city. But that doesn’t mean that a new business owner won’t stand a chance. In fact, thanks to Main Street Fort Dodge, new businesses aren’t just being moved into new buildings. They’re finding a home in the historic downtown area.

A healthy workforce and downtown community are important but having the health of the citizens thrive is also a top priority in Fort Dodge. The hospitals, health, and dental care are top notch and invaluable community services. Services provided by the Community Health Center of Fort Dodge and Clay and Associates DDS, PLC are just a couple of examples of the quality of care that is readily available.

“We offer a non-judgmental, open and inviting environment,” said Renae Kruckenberg, the Chief Executive Officer of Community Health Center of Fort Dodge. “Whoever walks through that door will be helped, just like everyone else.”

While the community boasts art galleries, a symphony, biking and walking trails, golf courses and shopping it also has business owners that understand the importance of giving back. That give-back philosophy is an important part of the Clay and Associates DDS, PLC dental practice. “We all have to take pride in our community, and we do that by putting together these give-back programs,” states Dr. John Clay with Clay & Associates DDS, PLC.

Just as all towns need to be healthy, wealthy and wise, so too do they need to be entertained. Many head to Soldier Creek Winery on Friday nights to listen to live music free of charge. Just northeast of Fort Dodge, nestled amongst corn and soybean fields, Soldier Creek Winery is the place to be on weekends for people of all ages.

“Every town should have a winery,” said Megan Secor, the Marketing and Social Media manager at Soldier Creek.

For those who want to know more about looking for a great career and a community filled with all the benefits of rural living with the amenities you find in large cities, we suggest you follow along with #ThisisFortDodge on Join us on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube to learn more.

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