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MASON CITY — Mason City is on a short list of possible locations for a 100,000-square-foot medical supply manufacturing facility, a development official says.

North Iowa Corridor Economic Development Corporation President Chad Schreck said Monday that representatives from the company toured Mason City and Clear Lake last week while in the area to view a potential site.

“We just show incredibly well and it really does give us a leg up,” he said during Monday’s Clear Lake City Council meeting. “It just reinforces for me that if we can get people here and we can show them what we have to offer, it’s a powerful story we’ve got to continue to emphasize.”

He said the overseas-based company is considering building on Mason City’s certified shovel-ready site on 43rd Street Southwest.

The facility could bring 70-80 jobs.

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“They’re looking for a certified site. We’ve got a great one,” Schreck said. “We had a really positive meeting with them last week.”

He said it will be a few months before the company makes a decision.

“We’re not trying to get anybody too excited, because none of these are a sure thing,” Schreck said.

Mason City Administrator Brent Trout said it’s exciting that the company is considering the city, but it’s too early in the process to reveal many details.

“They’re good-paying jobs with a diverse type of jobs within the company,” he said.

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