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 Empowered Energy 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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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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City of Fairbank Video

November 20, 2020

See why Fairbank is the right place for you.

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City of Jesup Video

October 1, 2020

Check out the City of Jesup’s new video.

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