Allerton Brewing Company Continues to Grow

July 28, 2022

Allerton Brewery continues to grow with the help of the Buchanan County Economic Development Commission (BCEDC).  Allerton Brewery just received their second loan from BCEDC’s Revolving Loan Fund.  The Business Growth Loan was established by BCEDC to do exactly what it has been doing for Allerton Brewery from the beginning. The first loan taken by…

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Downtown Housing Grant Recipients

July 26, 2022

The Buchanan County Economic Development  Commission (BCEDC) is excited to announce with the City of Independence that the Independence Hardware Hank building owned by Brad and Kellie Cole has received a $600,000 Downtown Housing Grant to assist in the development of 10 apartments in the historic downtown Independence building.The Downtown Housing Grant provided $20 million…

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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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Teenage student working on a die cut at Geater Machining and Manufacturing.

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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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! 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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