Construction Nearing Completion On $2 Million Rock Valley Event Center

Rock Valley, Iowa — The final stages of construction continue on the $2 million event center and city offices in Rock Valley.

The building that is being transformed into the event center and the city offices started life as one of the many northwest Iowa factories for K-Products — a company that made seed corn caps and other promotional merchandise in several northwest Iowa towns. Most recently the building had been used by Hope Haven, Incorporated of Rock Valley.

Rock Valley Community Activities Director Adam Rosman gives us an update.

He says they hope to be in the facility sometime in July and be able to show it off during Rally in the Valley in early August.

Rock Valley Economic Development Director David Miller says they are in the final stages of hiring an events center manager. He says they hope to have that news in about a month.

Rock Valley City Administrator Tom Van Maanen tells us some of the funding for the events center portion of the building came from a Community Attractions and Tourisim, or “CAT” Grant from the state. Other funding came from individuals and a revenue bond. He says some revenue from the one percent sales tax will retire that debt.

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