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Jefferson is one of eight communities picked for an in-depth Main Street Iowa market study to provide insight on how to retain and attract quality downtown businesses by determining what the area lacks. Read more »

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Governor Branstad visited Power Lift while in Greene County. The father-son team of Jeff and Chris Conner led a tour of the facility and discussed plans for expansion. Read more »

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The Stuart Chamber of Commerce has offered an opportunity for member businesses to be featured in The Stuart Herald as a “Business Spotlight” from time-to-time. The first in this series is Jeff Marks Custom Building. Read more »

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Wild Rose Casino in Jefferson projects 275 jobs with an annual payroll of $7 million. In response to more than 200 inquiries, the casino is planning to host a job fair in April. Read more »

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In an effort to help overcome these obstacles and to promote locally-produced, fresh, healthy foods, Greene County GROWS, a local foods and farmers market organization, is studying the feasibility of creating a community kitchen incubator in the Greene County area. Read more »

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U.S. Sen. Joni Ernst, in her first official visit to Greene County, mingled Tuesday in Jefferson with more than 50 veterans and economic development advocates before participating in a program on Home Base Iowa, a state initiative to recruit returning military men and women. Read more »

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Scranton-based truck maker New Way officially unveiled a unique new initiative—FleetForce Truck Rentals—to get even more of its locally built garbage trucks on the nation’s streets. Read more »

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Wild Rose Entertainment President Tom Timmons will keynote Midwest Partnership’s 2015 Annual Dinner Thursday, Jan. 22, at the Lake Panorama National Conference Center. Read more »

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Greetings from the New Director, Annual Dinner Save the Date, Award Nominations, Employment Opportunity, Featured Business Opportunity, Resource of the Month, and Investor Spotlight. Read more »

 

Midwest Partnership Development Corporation is currently accepting resumes for the position of Economic Development Coordinator. Read more »

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Iowa State President Steven Leath believes that as a land-grant institution, ISU has a responsibility to contribute something back to the state that built it, and that is his rationale for an economic development plan, focusing on rural communities. Read more »

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Audubon County Economic Development recently received a total of $30,000 from three area businesses to continue their work in demolishing and or improving dilapidated properties in Audubon County. Read more »

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Understanding that tourism can be a vital asset to economic development and that digital marketing is a valuable resource in today's information era, Midwest Partnership is hosting a Tourism Workshop for tourism-related businesses to learn about the marketing opportunities available through the Iowa Tourism Office. Read more »

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Planning is underway for a unique “tour of empty buildings” in mid-April designed to showcase vacant Jefferson storefronts and ease any fears about buying an empty building. With Jefferson Matters: Main Street on board with GCDC as the tour’s main sponsor, prospective buyers will first and foremost learn that they don’t have to go it alone. As many as eight buildings could be featured on the tour, and experts will be on hand to answer questions about tax incentives, rehab costs and city codes. Read more »

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It was Reinhart, a Guthrie Center native and lawyer at Bruner, Bruner, Reinhart & Wunschel Law Firm in town, who sparked movement in improving the housing at the city’s annual development meeting last spring. Roger Underwood, who was at that development meeting, went to bed that night and woke with an idea to find 20 investors to each write a check for $5,000 in helping take a risk and build a house at Cameron Flats. There were no guarantees with what would happen with that money, but after a surge of support, the project moves forward--celebrated by a groundbreaking event. Read more »

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Earlier this fall, the Coon Rapids city council voted to accept ownership of the former Syngenta Quality Assurance lab and production office. The action was at the recommendation of the Coon Rapids Development Group, CRDG, which has pledged its efforts to market the building to a potential new buyer who could utilize the facility and hopefully create new jobs. In this effort, they are hosting an open house next Thursday, November 6 from 4:30—6p.m. for local residents to come and walk through the facility to see how important it is to find a suitable owner. Read more »

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Residents of rural towns in Iowa and around the nation see new housing as an important tool to attracting and retaining residents, maintaining school enrollments and keeping their communities on the map. In some towns, residents and officials are getting creative, trying new methods of attracting new home construction. Read more »

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