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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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Jefferson Matters: Main Street in Greene County was one of 14 communities selected to receive Main Street Iowa Challenge grants from the Iowa Economic Development Authority. Read more »

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Scranton in Greene County is one of 10 Iowa communities that have been selected to participate in the Iowa’s Living Roadways Community Visioning program in 2017. Read more »

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The Boards of Directors at Farmers Cooperative Company (FC) and West Central Cooperative unanimously voted to proceed with a merger vote by members of both cooperatives.

Farmers Cooperative Company (FC) and West Central® Cooperative on Thursday announced a unanimous vote by their boards of directors to proceed with a merger vote by members of both cooperatives. Following several months of internal and independent analysis on the potential risks and benefits associated, the Boards approved the plan of merger and recommend a merger.
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IEDA Director Debi Durham to visit Jefferson

Debi Durham, director of the Iowa Economic Development Authority, will visit several Greene County attractions next Wednesday, Sept. 30. Durham will be hosted by Greene County Chamber tourism and events coordinator Angie Pedersen. Read more »

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Boards of farmer-owned cooperatives, Farmers Coop and West Central Coop, unanimously approve process for due diligence, leading to a potential member vote. Read more »

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While construction crews and the newly-hired employees of Wild Rose Jefferson are preparing for the Aug. 1 opening of the casino, Grow Greene County Gaming Corporation is working at developing guidelines for distributing the charitable funds generated there. Read more »

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Wild Rose Jefferson is on schedule to open Aug. 1, with a grand opening slated for one week later, Aug. 7-8. Another job fair slated for June 27. Read more »

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Janet Ady, president and CEO of Ady Voltedge, an economic development consulting firm in Madison, WI was the keynote speaker at the Western Iowa Advantage annual dinner. Ady made observations while touring the eight county region and shared her insights on current economic development trends. 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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