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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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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 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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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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Midwest Partnership EDC will present two awards—the Guy Powell Award and the Entrepreneur of the Year Award—at its Annual Dinner and is currently seeking nominations for each. Read more »

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MWP worked with Iowa Workforce Development’s Regional Research Bureau to complete a Laborshed employment study for the Western Iowa Advantage (WIAD) region. The study examined the labor force from which WIAD area employers draw their employees and are based upon commuting patterns into the area. The study’s results can assist businesses to better understand the size and characteristics of the area’s labor force regardless of political boundaries. 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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Sarah Gomez, Executive Director of Midwest Partnership

The Adair County Board of Supervisors met in regular session on Wednesday, June 24, with the annual report from Sara Gomez of Midwest Partnership. Read more »

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Sarah Gomez, Executive Director

Gomez, 29, serves as the executive director of the Midwest Partnership, an economic-development collaborative that includes Adair, Audubon, Greene and Guthrie counties. 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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