Main Street in Ames, Iowa. (Photo by Faye Gilbert.) New Main Street Communities Announced February 7, 2012 (Des Moines, IA) – Governor Terry Branstad today announced that three Iowa communities were selected to join the Main Street Iowa program: Chariton, Jefferson and Lansing. The announcement was made during a special ceremony held at the Iowa State […]
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The Iowa Innovation Corporation, created by lawmakers to spark development of innovative companies and products in Iowa, is in the process of establishing a seed fund to assist entrepreneurial activity in Iowa. According to the Des Moines Register, sparking such start-up activity is seen as key to Gov. Terry Branstad’s pledge to add 200,00 jobs in Iowa and […]
The following video, “Coming Home to Iowa,” was produced by Opportunity^2, an economic development project for Southeast Iowa, of which Jefferson County is a part. Opportunity^2 is the brainchild of the Area 15 Regional Planning Commission. The purpose of the Area 15 Regional Planning Commission and Opportunity^2 is to promote the general welfare, convenience, safety and prosperity of […]
Tim Kuiken, attorney/shareholder at Foss, Kuiken, Gookin & Cochran P.C. in Fairfield, has been elected to serve as a director on the Fairfield Economic Development Association’s Board of Directors. Kuiken’s nomination was affirmed by the FEDA membership at its 2010 Annual Meeting last night in Fairfield. He will assume a 3-year directorship commencing January 1, […]
The Fairfield Economic Development Association (FEDA) announced at its 2010 Annual Meeting a strategic partnership with the Cedar Rapids-based Entrepreneurial Development Center, Inc. (EDC) called Project Grow Our Own. At the annual meeting Curt Nelson, President & CEO of EDC and FEDA Executive Director Brent Willett were on hand to make the joint program announcement. The new program provides professional support and […]
FEDA has released a report summarizing the findings of the latest Fairfield Existing Business Initiative [FEBI], a committee-led outreach campaign of executive interviews and surveying of dozens of Fairfield employers, to the community. This report is the second iteration of the FEBI program, which was launched in 2008 in an effort by FEDA to better connect […]
The recently updated 2010 Fairfield Community Quick Reference (CQR) was released on August 3rd. The CQR includes information on Fairfield’s Community & Culture, Recreation Facilities, Transportation, Education, Taxes & Incentives, Demographics and Local Government. Click here to view and download your copy. Read the media release here.
The 2Q 2010 edition FEDA Quarterly was released on August 3rd. The newsletter includes articles on incentives for a hotel development project, FEDA entrepreneurial development program, updated 2010-11 Fairfield Community Quick Reference, Google Places and much more. Click here to read newsletter. Want it in your inbox? Email Sam Busch at email@example.com to add your name to the email recipient list.
If you’re a local business owner and you want to take control of the information Google has or doesn’t have listed about your business on Google Search and Google Maps, then Google Placescan help you do just that. For simple and easy help getting started with Google Places and other useful tips click here. Google Places provides business owners with powerful yet easy-to-use tools to […]
The Fairfield Area Chamber of Commerce has released a new online map with Chambers members located on the downtown square. The online map is an interactive tool to help orient community visitors to downtown Chamber member businesses. You’ll find contact and product description information as well as operating hours and street views for each Chamber member business […]
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