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Corning Hotel Breaks Ground For 33 Room Hotel


Contact:  Beth Waddle 641-322-5229


Corning Hotel, LLC broke ground Monday, August 12.  Donna Hogan, President of the LLC, said that after several years of investigating options, looking at feasibility and determining the best location for the project, the Hotel team is excited to put shovels in the ground.  Forty-six individuals or entities, most of them either local or with a tie to the community, invested in the project.  The 33 room, 2-story hotel will include 2 extended-stay rooms with kitchenettes, a double king suite, and various king and queen rooms. Amenities will include cable tv, wireless internet, guest laundry and free breakfast.   Leland Shipley, Chairperson for the Adams County Board of Supervisors thanked both ACEDC and the hotel team for moving the project forward.  He also talked about the opportunity this brings to Adams County. 

Brandon Schulte, Vice-President of DCI Group, introduced the team that will be working on the project and shared their enthusiasm for the Project.  “DCI is a design-build company, and we look forward to starting the build part of the process.”

 “Currently, our community sends visitors, business associates, and family members out of the community for overnight accommodations,” said Beth Waddle, Executive Director of the Adams Community Economic Development Corporation. “These people take their spending dollars out of town also; purchasing gas, meals, lodging, and retail dollars as well as sales taxes with them.  The hotel will assist in keeping more of those dollars local.  We also have bus tour companies wanting to spend a couple of days in Adams County taking in tourist activities, but when they find out they have to travel almost 30 miles to book the number of hotel rooms needed, they won’t come back for the second day. Corporate executives, trainers, examiners, and business to business associates also travel to regional locations for lodging instead of staying local.”

While the smallest county by population in Iowa, this community makes a big splash.  Not only is it known as an award-winning National Main Street community, it is on the National Register of Historic Places as a Commercial Historic District, is a Preserve America Community and is one of Iowa’s Great Places. The new hotel will open up opportunities for more people to experience what Corning and Adams County have to offer.

Southwest Iowa REC is pleased to support the hotel project by approving an economic development loan through our locally managed Revolving Loan Fund

The Corning Hotel is anticipated to open the Summer of 2020.

Pictured- Sarah Newton, Ginny Eighmy, Phil Kinser (fourth from left)

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