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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Upcoming Buchanan County Job Fair – Register NOW

March 9, 2022

Buchanan County Businesses Register NOW for the Buchanan County Job Fair – May 4th Finding qualified employees may be the biggest challenge your company is facing.  The Buchanan County Economic Development Commission (BCEDC), Independence Area Chamber of Commerce and Jesup Chamber of Commerce are hosting a career fair to help in your efforts to find…

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Shop Iowa!

January 7, 2022

If you live in Iowa and have a small business, Shop Iowa! is for you! ShopIowa.com 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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BCEDC Key Business Grant Program

January 6, 2021

Creativity and thinking outside the box are ways that the Buchanan County Economic Development Commission (BCEDC) continues to provide resources to its communities and businesses. BCEDC’s most recent innovation is the Key Business Grant for communities within Buchanan County. The Key Business Grant’s purpose is to grow and maintain the economic base of Buchanan County by assisting…

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Buchanan County Restaurants

May 1, 2020

After Hours Bar & Grill – WinthropArianna’s Kitchen – IndependenceBill’s Pizza & Smokehouse – IndependenceBottoms Up Bar & Grill – RowleyBoyd’s Bar – FairbankBurger King – IndependenceButtermilk Cafe – IndependenceChoung Garden – IndependenceCostas Bar and Grill – FairbankDairy Kone – JesupDairy Queen – IndependenceDairy Sweet – LamontDel Rio Restaurante – IndependenceEm’s Coffee Company – IndependenceFat…

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543 Kick Starter Loan

February 7, 2020

The Buchanan County Economic Development Commission (BCEDC) wants to help the entrepreneurs of Buchanan County fulfill their goals by providing assistance for existing businesses and start-ups through the 543 Kick-Starter Loan program. This program is designed specifically to give new and existing small businesses that extra something  needed to be successful in Buchanan County. These loans will…

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