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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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MWP collaborated with UNI Business & Community Services to pilot a new approach for expressing the region's appreciation for small business owners while also identifying opportunities to help those businesses succeed, holding a Small Business Visit Blitz in Panora on July 25 and 26. Read more »

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POET-Coon Rapids celebrates 15 years since the ethanol plant opened in 2002. An open house was open to the public and the Coon Rapids Enterprise featured stories leading up to the event. Read more »

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Work continues in the City of Adair's downtown area with facade improvements in progress. Read more »

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Guthrie County received the Skilled Iowa Community designation, completing and thereby designating Midwest Partnership's four county region as a Skilled Iowa Community. Read more »

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Panora has been selected for a small business visit pilot program, conducted by Midwest Partnership, in collaboration with UNI's Business & Community Services. The visits aim to bridge two existing programs in order to shrink the assistance gap between start-ups and leading employers. Read more »

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The Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA) board awarded direct financial assistance and tax benefits to seven companies for job creation and expansion projects, including Nutrom in Panora. These awards will assist in the creation of 204 jobs and will result in over $57 million in new capital investment for the state. Read more »

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Charles W. Fluharty, University of Iowa professor who is the CEO and president of Rural Policy Research Institute, addressed the annual meeting of Western Iowa Advantage (WIAD) at Schroeder Hall in Wall Lake, with the take away message of "the future of the nation is much more in the hands of rural Americans than urban centers." Read more »

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Waspy's Truck Stop in Audubon will have a groundbreaking ceremony at 10am on April 26th at 2709 US Hwy 71. The Lawrence Handlos family, along with city and county officials, and members of the Audubon County Economic Development board will be on hand to perform the groundbreaking ceremonies. Read more »

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The U.S. 30 Coalition of Iowa brought a statewide group to Capitol with elected officials and business leaders coming from Carroll, Jefferson, Clinton, Missouri Valley, the Cedar Rapids area, DeWitt and Glidden. The mission: make the case for the full four-laning of Highway 30 across Iowa — the upgrading of 156.7 miles of two-lane federal roadway. Read more »

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Ben Puck of Puck Custom Enterprises in rural Audubon County was named Iowa Small Business Person of the Year. Read more »

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Audubon County's very own Ben Puck of Puck Custom Enterprises has been named Iowa Small Business Person of the Year by the U.S. Small Business Administration. Read more »

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The Greater Greenfield Community Foundation met for its annual meeting on Feb. 28th to elect officers and to review grant applications. Recipients have since been announced. Read more »

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The GCCF awarded grants totaling $179,500 at its 12th annual event. This was the first full year of funding coming from Grow Greene County, which holds the gaming license for Wild Rose Jefferson. For comparison, the GCCF awarded $119,000 in grants in 2016. Read more »

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The northeastern Greene County wind project will begin in April, first putting roads in to access the turbine sites. Read more »

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After almost a year of work, a $700,000 renovation project at Guthrie County Hospital has reached its final stages. Read more »

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