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2018 State Legislature Candidates Forum   

  (Updated October 16th, 2018) The previously announced 2018 State Legislature Candidates Forum, scheduled for Thursday, October 25th at Fairfield Arts & Convention Center has now been expanded to include a “Meet & Greet” with candidates running for the offices of Jefferson County Treasurer and Jefferson County Attorney. The Fairfield Area Chamber of Commerce, Fairfield […]

USDA Grant/Loan Announced for Fairfield Shell Building

Fairfield, Iowa, September 12th, 2018 – The USDA Rural Development has announced an economic development grant to be awarded to Access Energy Cooperative for a shell building in the Fairfield Business & Industrial Park. Once the grant is received, Access Energy Cooperative will loan the grant money of $300,000, plus $60,000 in matching funds, to […]

Dexter Laundry Begins Construction on New Laundromat and Retail Space

Dexter Laundry recently began construction on a new state-of-the-art self-service laundry on Burlington Ave in Fairfield.  The 6,000 sq. ft. building will include the laundry as well as accommodate additional retail outlets. Pictured is the front elevation rendering of the New Dexter Laundry facility under construction at the intersection of 4th Street and Burlington. “We are […]

Pekin Child Care Center Expands Infant Care

This month, Pekin Child Care Center will be expanding the child care services and adding 12 infant spaces. The center currently serves 168 children and once the 12 new spaces open, this will bring the total number of children served to 180. Currently, Pekin Child Care Center has: An infant room for children for 6 […]

Global ID Group Rebrands As FoodChain ID

  https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/global-id-group-rebrands-as-foodchain-id-300677119.html FAIRFIELD, Iowa, July 16, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Global ID Group, based in Fairfield, Iowa has rebranded as FoodChain ID, effective immediately. Formerly, the organization was comprised of three distinct divisions: Genetic ID, CertID and FoodChain ID. “This satisfies a need expressed by our largest customers time and again, which is to be able […]

2018 Educators in the Workplace

Educators in the Workplace has a simple goal- provide exposure of business and industry career paths to teachers, counselors, and administrators in southeast Iowa school systems so that they have a much better idea of what types of work are available for their students. Even if those students don’t have college plans, there many options for high-paying, long-term careers…