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March 14, 2023

Buchanan County Economic Development, Buchanan County ISU Extension and the Independence Area Chamber of Commerce are offering a great opportunity to Buchanan small businesses by offering a FREE Shop Iowa workshop on Monday, March 20th from 6 to 8 pm at Heartland Acres Event Center in Independence. To sign up click HERE! The digital age…

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2022 BCEDC Annual Review

February 7, 2023
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Growing Buchanan

September 19, 2022

“Our community and county are worth the work our business is putting into growing and expanding.” Growth is not just a mindset, growth is action. Over the last several months, Buchanan County has done just that – grown. From new businesses to new owners in familiar establishments, from facelifts to expansions, Buchanan County has seen…

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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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