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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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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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Dr. Daryl Olsen of AMVC in Audubon spoke as the keynote at Midwest Partnership's Annual Dinner. In addition to sharing the history of the business and recounting its growth and success, Olsen made a point to share the difference between a good business and a great business, with the key being giving back to the community and industry as a priority. Read more »

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The spotlight was on Audubon County Thursday night, January 26, as more than 75 business representatives and local governmental officials gathered at the Lake Panorama Conference Center to review the past year of Midwest Partnership Economic Development. Both awards went to Audubon County businesses and the guest speaker was Dr. Daryl Olsen, one of the founders of AMVC. 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. This year’s award was presented to Meg and Chad Gleason, owners of Moglea in Audubon. Read more »

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The Guy Powell Award recognizes excellence in leadership and passion for economic development in the Midwest Partnership Development Corporation region. It is awarded to superior leaders that strive to make our region a more economically vital place to live, work, and play. This year’s recipients of the Guy Powell Award are Ben and Kathy Puck of Puck Custom Enterprises, Inc. located in Manning in Audubon County. Read more »

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Progress continues in Audubon on the Rose Theatre, mainly on the interior of the structure currently. In less than a year the building has been given a new roof and has been gutted down to the rafters, concrete floors and brick walls interiorly. Read more »

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The Enhance Iowa Board awarded $878,616 in Community Attraction and Tourism (CAT) grants to a fine arts center in Forest City, a pedestrian bridge in Nora Springs and a theater renovation project in Audubon. The three awards mark the first awards made by the new Enhance Iowa Board, created in the last legislative session through Senate File 2308. The Enhance Iowa Board approved the grants at the Nov.10 meeting in Des Moines. Read more »

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Iowa Lt. Governor Kim Reynolds toured AMVC Veterinary Services and got a sneak peak at the new AMVC Distribution Center on Thursday, Sept. 22. The staff at AMVC led Reynolds on a tour throughout the facilities during her hour long stay. Reynolds was quite impressed with AMVC and hopes to work with the business to help promote STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) education programs in the state of Iowa. Read more »

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A new convenience store chain called Yesway is being launched in Iowa, including a location in Audubon. 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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With the Audubon City Council approving a voluntary annexation plan on the south edge of the city, plans for the new Waspy’s Truck Stop, located at 2079 Highway 71, south of Audubon, are moving right along. Read more »

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The Audubon City Council approved the voluntary annexation of a piece of property at 2017 Highway 71 - owned by Lawrence Handlos, and the location of a planned full-service truck stop. Read more »

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Possible Audubon City Council annexation for planned truck stop

The Audubon City Council approved a hearing on an application for voluntary annexation for a property that owners plan to build a truck stop on. The property, located at 2079 Highway 71 - just north of the cemetery and west of the airport - is owned by Lawrence Handlos. Read more »

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Brian Handlos and John Anderson are planning to develop this area on the south edge of Audubon, currently home to DR & KW Transtor, for a 30-room hotel, restaurant/cafe, truck stop and wash.

A full service truck stop including gas and diesel services, a convenience store with fast food, a 24/7 cafe, 30-room hotel and more was proposed for the south edge of Audubon during the Audubon City Council meeting on Monday. Officials with the project have requested that the city annex the property in order to provide additional revenue for the city and water and sewer services for the truck stop. Read more »

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The Children’s Nest is now open in Audubon, developed from a series of meetings starting over two years ago regarding the consistent gap in available childcare slots in Audubon County. Read more »

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Inside My Way Designs, Audubon

My Way Designs held their grand opening in Audubon on Tuesday, June 16. Mother-daughter duo Roxanne Hoyle and Stacie Dreyer is the team behind the business, which started as Extreme Designs nearly 10 years ago. Read more »

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The event, coordinated by Audubon County Economic Development and the Entrepreneurial Committee of the Hometown Competitiveness group will be open from 5-8 p.m. Businesses, organizations and non-profits will have booths touting their products, services and events. Youth looking to narrow in on career paths and those seeking jobs will be able to speak to potential employers about current and future job openings. Read more »

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