Entries by Grow Fairfield

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…

Child Care Steering Committee Spearheads Efforts to Address Child Care Challenges Starting with the Release of Child Care Survey

Fairfield March 16, 2018 In November 2017, over fifty business and community leaders met to discuss child care challenges facing the Fairfield community.  Forum participants provided creative ideas to solve the existing child care challenges.  After, the forum participants formed a Child Care Steering Committee. The Child Care Steering Committee chose to conduct a market […]


Fairfield Economic Development Association and the Sustainable Living Coalition are partnering up with the Food Finance Institue to host a Food Finance Boot Camp in Fairfield over the course of 4 days in April and May. Boot Camp will do 4 things. 1. Optimize your business model for the industry. 2. Take a look at […]

Population and Household Incomes Growing in Jefferson County, Iowa

Last week the U.S. Census Bureau released various county-level figures from 2016 and the data shows Jefferson County has seen a 7.4 increase in population over figures released last year. Last year’s population estimate was 17,318, this year’s estimate is 18,090. The data, which is produced using estimations and isn’t quite as accurate as the […]

SBA Announces FY 2018 Veterans Programming Schedule

The U.S. Small Business Administration’s (SBA) Iowa District Office and the Veterans Business Outreach Center announce a monthly Small Business Bootcamp webinar series for veterans, National Guard members, Reservists and their spouses to help start, build and grow their small business. The webinars will be held on the 2nd Wednesday of every month from 11:00 […]

MUM Receives USDA Rural Business Development Grant

Maharishi University of Management School of Business Awarded USDA Rural Business Development Grant Written by David Goodman Maharishi University of Management   Maharishi University of Management (MUM) has received a USDA Rural Development Rural Business Development Grant (RBDG) for $46,510.00. This program is designed to support targeted technical assistance, training, and other activities leading to the […]