BCEDC Newsletters

Stay up to to date with the latest news from Buchanan County with the monthly newsletter from the Buchanan County Economic Development Commission!

December 2022 || Buchanan County Happenings, Business Assistance, Property of the Month, Community Highlight, Things to Know, Job Board

November 2022 || Buchanan County Happenings, Business Assistance, Property of the Month, Community Highlight, Upcoming Area Events, Job Board

October 2022 || Lunch & Learn Opportunity, Manufacturing Month, Business Assistance, Property of the Month, Community Highlight, Building Leaders in Buchanan County, Upcoming Area Events, Job Board

September 2022 || Leadership Program, Lunch & Learn Opportunity, Buchanan County Growth, Business Assistance, Property of the Month, Community Highlight: Jesup, Upcoming Area Events, CVRP Job Board Information

August 2022 || Lunch & Learn Opportunity, New Grants Available, Growth in Buchanan County, Property of the Month, Community Highlight: Hazleton, Upcoming Area Events, CVRP Job Board

July 2022 || Key Business Grant Information, Revolving Loan Fund Information, Property of the Month: Booth Property, Buchanan County Community Highlight: Lamont, Area Events, CVRP Job Board

July/August 2021  ||  L&M Radiator, Independence receives Catalyst Grant, Leadership in Buchanan County

June 2021  ||  Brandon Commercial Site, Meet CIRAS, Industry 4.0 Questions Answered and MORE

May 2021  ||  Winthrop Office Building, BCEDC Awards Local Grants, Geater Receives Youth Intern Grant Kremer attends Heartland ED and more!

April 2021  ||  Commercial/Office/Restaurant Building, Common Grounds Receives Grant, Historic Hwy. 20 coming to Buchanan County and MORE!

March 2021  ||  Commercial/Office Building, Website Grants Available through BCEDC, Reynolds Announces Manufacturing 4.0, Workshops and MORE!

February 2021  ||  Cornelius Building, Growing Hemp in Buchanan County, BCEDC Receives BEST of Iowa Excellence Award, BEST of Iowa Key Findings and MORE!

January 2021  ||  Fairbank Industrial Park, Key Business Grant, Free computers to Communities, COVID updates and Much More!

December 2020  ||  Wieland Industrial Site, Innovation Lab and Co-working space come to Independence, CARES RLF Available, Youngblut to Chair Northeast Iowa Workforce Development Board, Leadership Roundtable and Optimizing Your Process Document Efforts and MORE!

November 2020  || Booth Industrial Site, New Tourism Guide, November Webinar, Buchanan County Continues to Innovate, Buchanan Welding apprenticeship, and MORE

October 2020  ||  New Grant Available, Laron Industrial Park, Manufacturing Tours and Webinars, B&D Receives $100,000 Grant and East Buchanan Telephone Coop receives over $2Million in grant monies!

September 2020  ||  Cowork 591 is Thriving in Jesup, Heartland Technology, Green View Commercial Addition and MORE!

August 2020  ||  Independence receives $100,000 Catalyst Grant, Lamont Housing Opportunity, Lunch and Learn and MORE!

July 2020  ||  Shop Iowa! BC Unemployment Going Down, Grant available and MORE!

June 2020  ||  Enterprise Lot #2, BCEDC Hires Lisa Kremer as new Director, BCEDC Director George Lake Retires, Allerton Brewing Receives BCEDC Loan, Lamont, Independence and Buchanan County Receive Grants and much more!

May 2020  ||  Swan Lake lots 2, 5 and 6, Link to COVID-19 Resources, State of Iowa Begins Re-Opening, Buchanan County Businesses Receive Iowa Small Business Grants, MidAmerican Energy Awards Grant to BCEDC and much more!

April 2020  ||  BCEDC Covid 19 Response, Census Day 2020, Social Media Bootcamp postponed and more!

March 2020  ||  King’s Hall, RLF $$’s available, Hagers Roasting Expands, Census 2020 starts! and much more!

February 2020  ||  Winthrop Business Center, Marketing and Branding 101, Leadership Program, Co-Working Space in Jesup! and more!

January 2020  ||  Rowley Commercial Lot, Sign up for Leadership Program, Geater Begins New Expansion, Customer Service Sets Jensen Transport Apart and much more!

December 2019  ||  Wieland Development Industrial/Commercial Property, Lunch and Learn – Tax Law Changes and Wellness in the Workplace, Successful Career Fair and much more!

November 2019  ||  Booth Industrial Property, Career Fair!, Pries Manufacturing Completes Major Expansion,  Diverse Manufacturing in Buchanan County!

October 2019  ||  Manufacturing Tours, Buchanan County is 60 Minutes to Everything, How is Buchanan County Doing?, Iowa Law Helps Honor Vets and Much More!

September 2019  ||  510 New Jobs Buchanan County, Quality Living, New Tourism Logo and Much More!

August 2019  ||  Available Commercial Lots, Custom Manufacturing, Historic Preservation Workshop and Much More!

July 2019  ||  Living ‘Big’ in Iowa, Laborshed Study Highlights Importance of Manufacturing, New Tourism Website, Travel Buchanan in July, Henderson Industrial Site and more!

June 2019  ||  New Building Available, Laborshed Study for 2019 Released, Governor Reynolds Visits, Industries score with REDL&G Loans and Travel Buchanan County and more!

May 2019  ||  Free Land for Housing, Iowa #1 for Job Opportunities, Rental Housing Listings…Live Where You Work, Travel Buchanan County This Summer!

April 2019  ||  Growing Hops as a Cash Crop, Newly Available Industrial Building, Customer Service Workshop and Region Job Board!

March 2019  ||  Successful Spring Career Fair, Growing hops for Fun & Profit, Inclement Weather Policies and much more!

February 2019  ||  Historic Preservation Workshop, Spring Career Fair, Pre-Apprenticeship in Buchanan County and Iowa #1 Again!

January 2019  ||  Positivity in the Workplace, Community Foundation Grant, Iowa is #1 and Wieland Development lot!

December 2018  ||  Aurora Free Development Lot, New 543 Kick Starter Loan, 3D Technology and Future Ready Iowa!

November 2018  ||  Laborshed Study, New Housing Initiatives, Veterans in the Workforce and Stanley the Tin Man!

October 2018  ||  Tour Manufacturers NOW, Energy Vampires and Career Fair 2018!

September 2018  ||  Tour Manufacturers, Career Fair Coming,  Rural Iowa is thriving in the Middle of  Everywhere!

August 2018  ||  Jesup Commercial Development, Live the Valley, Bank Headz and the SBDC, Print Express and Much More!

July 2018  ||  Fairbank Industrial Park, Brandon Receives Grant, Jesup’s New Emergency Facility Complete and More!

May 2018  ||  New Building Available, Buchanan County-The Place to Be, Future Ready Iowa and Rural Development!

April 2018  ||  New Industrial Ground, Real Racing Wheels, Successful Career Fair and Leadership Program!

March 2018  ||  Governor Reynolds visits Jesup, Hawkeye College Business Solutions, Transportation Options and More!

February 2018  ||  Robinson Engineering, Google Basics Workshop, Bank Iowa Lender’s Recognized!

January 2018  ||  Rural Water’s Positive Impact, Housing Study, Historic Hwy. 20, Best Cob Recognized!

November 2017  ||  Quality of Life, Bertch Cabinets, Business Support Lunch and Learn and More!

September 2017  ||  Career Fair, Succession Planning, Tours of Buchanan County Manufacturers!

July 2017  ||  Geater Manufacturing Expansion!

March 2017  ||  Cedar Valley Region Awarded Marketing Grant!

December 2016  ||  Buchanan County Economic Development Begins Housing Study

October 2016  ||  Buchanan County Economic Development Hosting Career Fair

Aug 31, 2016  ||  BCEDC secures grant for housing study, Iowa & Independence are Safest Communities

August 2016  ||  Local Companies are hiring, Iowa Farm Automation business review, Fairbank Jelly, International business support

July 2016  ||  Major business expansion, Jesup Business Jelly, Governor Visits, Iowa best in the nation stats

June 2016  ||  Lt. Gov Visits for Home Base Iowa, BCEDC receives award from Governor, SBDC

December 2015  ||  County Business Incubator, E. Iowa Shark Tank, Critiquing Employees

September 2015  ||  County Career Fair, Iowa’s Innovation Expo, Women in Business Forum

August 2015  ||  Home Base Iowa, an Immigrant Workforce, How to post job openings

July 2015  ||  Using social media, Sources for business assistance,  County-wide community events

June 2015  ||  County Laborshed data gathering, Career Readiness Certification, SBDC activities

May 2015  ||  New Laborshed report, BCEDC Website goes mobile friendly

April 2015  ||  Lt. Governor visit,  Leadership Awards Dinner, Major expansion of Highway 20

March 2015  ||  Jesup & Independence offer 1-Gigabit broadband, Gas Tax Increase helps Iowa’s roads

February 2015  ||  Hawkeye Community College referendum, County Leadership Program, Starting a new business