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Last summer Governor Branstad signed legislation into law creating the Nuisance/Abandoned Property Remediation Fund, which is managed through the Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA). This fund allocates $6 million in the form of low interest, short-term loans available to municipalities of any size across the state. Read more »

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The Chuckwagon Restaurant is the winner of the 2016 Iowa's Best Burger.

The Iowa Cattlemen’s Association (ICA) and the Iowa Beef Industry Council (IBIC) have teamed up to sponsor Iowa’s Best Burger contest seven times. This year, The Chuckwagon Restaurant has been selected as the winner. Read more »

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A committee formed after the county board of supervisors’ April 25 meeting to conduct a housing needs assessment pre-empted discussion of the subject at the Jefferson city council’s April 26 meeting. Read more »

The nonprofit associated with Wild Rose Jefferson Monday donated $900,354 to a host of causes and organizations in the region.

Grow Greene County Gaming Corporation, the nonprofit that holds the casino license for Wild Rose Jefferson, made its first distributions within a wide geographic reach around Jefferson, including each contiguous county--Boone, Calhoun, Carroll, Dallas, Guthrie and Webster. The donated $900,354 represents a partial year of operation, as the casino has only been open for nine months. Read more »

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A report from American Express Open released recently indicates that Iowa now ranks 30th in growth of number of women-owned firms in the country and fourth in overall "economic clout" over the past nine years. Read more »

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Premier English tool maker Robert Sorby is delighted to announce it is partnering with Iowa-based
woodworking museum and furniture workshop RVP~1875. Read more »

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Local Flair owner Betsy Carter stands among just some of the collectibles and one-of -a-kind items available for sale in Audubon’s newest business.

Downtown Audubon is home to a new business breathing life into one of the once-empty buildings located on the south side of the city square: Local Flair. Read more »

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Jefferson City Councilman Larry Teeples, Greene Co. Chamber of Commerce Tourism Coordinator Angie Pedersen, and Exec. Director of Greene Co. Dev. Corp. Ken Paxton visited the state capitol in support.

The governor spoke April 4 with a delegation of business and community leaders during U.S. Highway 30 Day at the state capitol. Led by Highway 30 Coalition of Iowa president Adam Schweers, of Carroll, about 20 people in the organization met with Branstad and state legislative leaders. Read more »

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200 E State Street, purchased by the Jefferson City Council

The Jefferson city council unanimously voted Tuesday to purchase the building at 200 E. State St., making it the third dilapidated downtown structure bought by the city since May 2015. Read more »

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The health care sector in Greene County generates 591 jobs and more than $24.15 million for the area economy, the latest study by the Iowa Hospital Association finds. Read more »

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U.S. Rep. David Young, R-Van Meter, (right) speaks with Andrew Kaldenberg, manager for Rose Acre's Stuart egg farm, and Donna Barry, regional director for U.S. Sen. Charles Grassley, at WIAD Dinner.

An improved marketing strategy was among the 2015-16 accomplishments noted by Evan Blakely, president of Western Iowa Advantage, at the group’s annual dinner April 5 at Saints Center for Culture and the Arts in Stuart. Keynote speaker Andy Kaldenberg, manager at Rose Acre Farms in Stuart spoke on his experience with avian influenza over the past year. Read more »

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​Landus Cooperative officially was established Friday with a final merger agreement between West Central Cooperative and Farmers Cooperative. Read more »

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The merger between Farmers Coop. and West Central Coop. creates the nation’s 7th-largest ag cooperative. West Central Coop. has an 80 year history and was headquartered in Ralston for many years.

The leaders of Ralston-based West Central Cooperative and Farmers Cooperative Co. in Ames inked a final merger agreement today, making the newly formed Landus Cooperative the seventh-largest grain company in North America. Read more »

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Sen. Charles Grassley speaks to employees of Scranton Manufacturing during a visit to Scranton. Grassley also toured the plant, which makes New Way refuse haulers.

Following a walking look at the refuse-truck manufacturer’s sprawling Scranton complex, Vice President of Operations Jim Ober announced that the company posted a record month in March during a visit by Senatpr Grassley. Scranton Manufacturing will ship 102 vehicles. The highest number prior to that: 74. Read more »

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Wild Rose President and Chief Operating Officer Tom Timmons (right) and food and beverage manager Kay Adams (left) speak with the Jefferson Herald.

Tom Timmons, a familiar face in Jefferson and the veteran gaming industry professional who shepherded Wild Rose’s casino here from a long-shot prairie daydream to functioning, slot-ringing reality, is helming the property during a general-manager transition. Read more »

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The Mach I 3-D printer, added recently by Jim Fehn of Industrial Tooling and Design in Bayard, can print a surprisingly large part for it’s size, up to 12-1/4” x 5-1/4” x 6-1/4”.

Changing with the times and staying in focus with the industry is key to the success of every business. Jim Fehn at Industrial Tooling and Design in Bayard has expanded his work with the purchase and installation of a Mark I 3-D printer. Read more »

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When the members and supporters of the Raccoon River Valley Trail Association come together on Saturday evening for their annual banquet, they can also consider it a celebration of 10 years of remarkable work by this non-profit organization of volunteers. Read more »

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Midwest Partnership highlighted continued success in recruiting and retaining businesses in Adair, Audubon, Greene, and Guthrie Counties at the Annual Dinner held at the Lake Panorama Conference Center on Thursday evening, January 28. Guest speaker was Deal's Orchard and Guy Powell Award recipient was Eric Tiernan. Read more »

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

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