Ottawa Area Chamber of Commerce Community Guide 2022

• Quality schools (including both public and private) • Ottawa University, a four-year liberal arts university with a student focus (offerings include an on-campus MBA program) • The Ottawa Campus of Neosho County Community College, preparing for rapid growth with a 52,000-square-foot facility, which includes a complete mini hospital for training registered nurses • Five-star hospital with many physicians and specialists • Selection of numerous churches of many faiths • Historic downtown shopping center with unique shops • Many annual events, festivals, and celebrations • Parks and recreational areas including walking and bicycle trails • Strong industrial and business partners with many employment opportunities • Location convenient to interstate highways and major metropolitan areas • Excellent fire and police protection which allows for low crime rates • Network of many diverse and inclusive neighborhoods • Access to major interstates and state highways • Quality jobs in diverse industries of manufacturing, distribution, and assembly • Experienced and dependable workforce • Affordable quality housing (either owning or leasing) • The Ottawa Library is proud to be recognized as a Major Service Center II Level Library in the Northeast Kansas Library System and thereby sets high standards for services, materials, and programs in the community • Top 20 rural community hospital in the U.S. with a medical staff of M.D.s and specialists OUR COMMUNITY IS VERY PROUD OF OUR MANY “QUALITY OF LIFE” OFFERINGS AVAILABLE WHICH INCLUDE: 6 OTTAWA AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE INTRODUCTION