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BCEDC Awards First Key Business Grant

June 9, 2022

(Buchanan County, IA)  The Buchanan County Economic Development Commission (BCEDC) is awarding its first Key Business Grant to Balance Nutrition of Fairbank.  The Key Business Grant that BCEDC offers is a grant of up to $10,000 to either attract or retain a business in a Buchanan County Community.  It is not for just any business,…

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Two children standing at a table cutting paper. Text reads Watering the Child Care Desert.

Watering the Child Care Desert

May 31, 2022

Did you know Iowa loses an estimated $935 million a year due to child care issues (Iowa Association of Business and Industry)? Child care plays an essential role in economic development. Having adequate, high quality child care not only attracts but retains employees. It is no secret that we are in a child care desert.…

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Fostering the Future

April 26, 2022

“GMM meets this need by fostering the future.” Manufacturing plays a key role in economic development. Productivity growth is driven by manufacturing. Just as manufacturing lays the groundwork for services, services stimulate manufacturing production. Geater Machining & Manufacturing, Co. (GMM) sees the need for continual growth and meets this need by fostering the future. GMM…

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Destination Iowa Grant Opportunity

April 12, 2022

The state just released its newest grant opportunity.  Destination Iowa is a $100 Million investment to bolster the quality of life in Iowa and attract visitors and new residents to the state.   Cities, counties, nonprofits and other organizations can apply for Destination Iowa grants from four separate funds: Economically Significant Development, Outdoor Recreation, Tourism Attraction,…

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Buchanan County Cost of Living

January 21, 2022

Curious about our cost of living in Buchanan County compared to the rest of the U.S.? Check out the Cost of Living Calculator on the Cedar Valley Regions’ Live the Valley website!

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Shop Iowa!

January 7, 2022

If you live in Iowa and have a small business, Shop Iowa! is for you! ShopIowa.com This is a FREE program for retail and homebased businesses as well as restaurants, breweries and more that will allow them to create their own online storefront. The program is managed by Member Marketplace which is an Iowa business and funded through…

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BCEDC Key Business Grant Program

January 6, 2021

Creativity and thinking outside the box are ways that the Buchanan County Economic Development Commission (BCEDC) continues to provide resources to its communities and businesses. BCEDC’s most recent innovation is the Key Business Grant for communities within Buchanan County. The Key Business Grant’s purpose is to grow and maintain the economic base of Buchanan County by assisting…

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