Atlantic featured on 2012 caucus website

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December 15th, 2011 by Ric Hanson

The Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA) has identified Atlantic as one of 16 Iowa communities to be highlighted on the 2012IowaCaucus.org website (http://2012iowacaucus.org/).   Atlantic Area Chamber Executive Director Megan Roberts says “Atlantic was recognized as a key location for media teams to film traditional Iowa towns during the caucus season.”  The website is aimed at providing information to media and visitors during the month before and during caucuses scheduled for January 3rd, 2012. It provides community data, caucus events and quick facts about each community.

Roberts says “Several of our local events are highlighted as well as some of our larger employers, ” and that ”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.  Council Bluffs and Harlan are also featured on the website.

Roberts says “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. We’re looking forward to providing them with our Atlantic hospitality while they are here.”