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Summer vacation is only two months away. For students at Panorama High School, this means that it’s time to start looking for a summer job.

On March 8, Midwest Partnership, Iowa Workforce Development and Panorama Community Schools sponsored a career fair in the Panorama High School gym. The fair gave both students and adults a chance to learn about job openings and opportunities that are currently available in Guthrie County. Read more »

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February 2018 Newsletter is now available. Read it now! Read more »

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Ever since purchasing the Williams Building last fall, Main Street Guthrie Center has been working hard to renovate the two unused retail spaces and find new businesses to lease them. After months of repairs, renovations and volunteer work, an organization is finally preparing to move into the old Breadeaux Pizza location. Read more »

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A local icon in Audubon was featured in a set of Cenex commercials aired during the Super Bowl. In addition to the combined one minute on air, Albert the Bull was also featured in a 5 minute documentary. Read more »

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Business leaders from the four-county economic development group, Midwest Partnership, reviewed a successful year at the annual meeting of the organization held at the Lake Panorama Conference Center on January 25. Representatives from Greene, Guthrie, Adair and Audubon Counties were apprised of the 2017 activities and made plans for the upcoming year. Read more »

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Midwest Partnership EDC recognized Jack E. Brown, of Greenfield, with the Guy Powell Award for his contributions to the community and organizations he supports at their annual dinner meeting on January 25th in Panora. Read more »

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The Entrepreneur of the Year Award recognizes entrepreneurial spirit and the substantial growth of a small business venture in our region. Brad and Becky Kramer of Orient were recognized with the 2017 Entrepreneur of the Year Award for leading the way in revitalizing downtown Orient and filling several needs within the community. Read more »

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The keynote speaker for the Midwest Partnership Annual dinner has been announced - Director of Marketing for Karl Chevrolet, Tony Mills. Read more »

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A common theme from our Business Connections visits this past year – as well as most any conference we’ve attended or article we’ve read – is workforce. While it’s exciting that the state’s unemployment rates are so low (2% regionally!), it’s also worrisome and leaves many organizations wondering where they’re going to find good employees for their team. Manufacturing Business Technology magazine has some suggestions, and so do we. Read more »

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Midwest Partnership EDC (MWP) will present two awards—the Guy Powell Award and the Entrepreneur of the Year Award—at its Annual Dinner and is currently seeking nominations for each. Read more »

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November was a very busy month for the Midwest Partnership staff, with several conferences, workshops, and a business visit blitz! One thing is very clear - we sure have a lot to be thankful for in our region! Read more »

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Jefferson Matters: Main Street awarded a $35,500 Main Street Iowa Challenge Grant to renovate the upper level of the Prairie Lakes office north of the courthouse on State St to create an apartment and a shared workspace. Read more »

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October was a busy month for the staff at Midwest Partnership, with many conferences and events. Each event offered insight on the many ways we can help our communities thrive, raising questions to facilitate conversation for future growth. After all, that’s the whole point of Economic Development – building thriving communities! Read more »

 

Midwest Partnership Economic Development Corporation is working with Western Iowa Advantage to bring Economic Development 101 sessions to each of the region’s counties. These sessions will provide an overview of what economic development is, the basic concepts and principles of the economic development process, how it works, and the role elected officials and community members play in the process. Read more »

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Midwest Partnership continues its pilot program for visiting small businesses in the region, targeting southern Adair County for November Blitz. Read more »

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Renew Rural Iowa's The Journey to Your Vision comes to Guthrie Center on November 14th, for individuals looking to grow their business and understanding the stages to do so. Read more »

 

A number of construction projects are currently underway and nearing completion in Audubon, with positive economic impacts right around the corner -- Waspy's Truck Stop, Rose Theater, Audubon Rec Center, Broadway Bakery, and the Friendship Home. Read more »

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Fall is a busy time of year for most small businesses, and it only gets increasingly busier until the end of the year. Don’t let yourself get caught up like the fallen leaves that swirl around with the breeze. Take steps now to prepare yourself for the busy holiday season. Read more »

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GCDC commissioned Community 360 to assist in community visioning and development. The first look at the strategic plan was recently unveiled. Read more »

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