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NEW RESIDENT OPEN HOUSE scheduled for Oct 16, 3-6pm, Chamber of Commerce.

If you are a new resident within the past year or are thinking about making Forest City your home, join us for a New Resident Open House on October 16th, 3-6 P.M., at the Chamber of Commerce, (145 S. Clark Street). Staff will be available to answer your questions about living and working in the community. Questions? Contact Norma at 641-585-1160.



Forest City participates in the Healthiest State Initiative Walk on Wednesday, October 8th.

Join the community at noon this October 8th, Wednesday (we meet by the tank at Courthouse Square) for a one mile walk around town. Everyone’s welcome!

http://www.iowahealthieststate.com/about/about-the-initiative   “The Healthiest State Initiative is a privately led public initiative intended to inspire Iowans and their communities throughout the state to improve their health and happiness. To achieve our goal, individuals, families, businesses, faith-based organizations, not-for-profits and the public sector will unite in a community-focused effort to make Iowa the healthiest state in the nation by 2016.

To measure our progress, we use the Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index®, which tracks six areas, or “domains,” that comprise our well-being. In 2013, Iowa ranked as the 10th Healthiest State in the Nation. While this ranking puts us in the top 20 percent of the country and is an improvement over our ranking of #19 when the Initiative was announced, we can do better.”

- See more at: http://www.iowahealthieststate.com/about/about-the-initiative#sthash.ohLGtLMK.dpuf

Forest City Economic Development has opened office space.  This space is designed for those who currently work at home or commuter workers who are in need of office space.  The Innovation Center is located on Hwy 69 in Forest City.  These offices and workspace is fully furnished and offers access to wireless internet, a color copier and fax machine.  Meeting room for 20 is available for rent.  For information contact Beth at 641-585-5560 or beth@forestcitia.com.


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Local Events, Meetings & Activites:

Click here for the City’s calendar of events.
Click here for the Chamber’s calendar of events.

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Grow Forest City

145 South Clark Street
PO Box 306
Forest City, IA 50436

Phone: 641-585-1160

Norma Hertzer

Project Manager

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