Business View Magazine November-December 2018

206 207 PREFERRED VENDOR n Confluence DES MOINES | KANSAS CITY | CEDAR RAPIDS | SIOUX FALLS | MINNEAPOLIS | OMAHA LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE | PLANNING | URBAN DESIGN Tower Terrace Road.The fire station will be in close proximity to the future home of a newYMCA/com- munity rec center. Rather than each organization work on its own to meet the local needs for gym, recreation and meeting space,we’ve partnered with the local YMCA to construct a $20 million facility. It was another project that residents identified as a need in the 2009 community visioning process and we’re excited for it to be getting closer to breaking ground, likely in the spring. “From an economic development perspective, area businesses are seeing success, particularly through expansion.Marion Process Solutions expanded to create a state-of-the-art test facility.Timberline Manufacturing broke ground on a new facility that doubles the company’s space and capacity. Legacy Manufacturing, one of the first businesses to locate at the Marion Enterprise Center, cut the ribbon on a 200,000-sq.-ft. addition at its Marion headquarters. The expansion supports Legacy’s plans to re-shore MARION, IOWA many of its proprietary products, including Flexzilla air hoses. “Marion is known as one of the best places to raise a family and grow a business.We’re unique in that we have two school districts in a community of our size. But they are among the best schools in a state that is known for education.One of the top reasons Marion continues on its growth trajectory is due to the quality of our schools.The Linn-Mar Community School District just passed a $55 million bond issue to address space concerns.This spring construction will begin on two new interme- diary schools which will host grades five and six. “Growth and development continues.Marion is the place to be.”