(Atlantic) The Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA) identified Atlantic as one of 16 Iowa communities to be highlighted on 2012IowaCaucus.org.
“Atlantic was recognized as a key location for media teams to film traditional Iowa towns during the caucus season,” Atlantic Area Chamber Executive Director Megan Roberts said.
The website is aimed at providing information to media and visitors during the month before and during caucuses scheduled for Jan. 3, 2012. It provides community data, caucus events and quick facts about each community.
“Several of our local events are highlighted as well as some of our larger employers,” Roberts said. “It is one more outlet to help put Atlantic on the map.”
According to a release from the IEDA, the website is also available for mobile device users including smart phones. A printed map of Atlantic will be distributed at major candidate events in the month of December.
The other communities featured include Ames, Cedar Rapids, Council Bluffs, Davenport, Des Moines, Dubuque, Harlan, Iowa City, Iowa Great Lakes, LeMars, Mason City, Oskloosa, Ottumwa, Siouc City and Waterloo/Cedar Falls.
“The Iowa Caucus website could be a key way to attract some new media attention and new visitors to Atlantic from those that are watching the election race,” Roberts said. “We’re looking forward to providing them with our Atlantic hospitality while they are here.”
Atlantic Chamber Press Release
December 15, 2011