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