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First Annual Business Pitch Session

First Annual Fairfield Business Pitch Session Top prize $1,200 and 2016 Chamber of Commerce Membership Qualifications Entrepreneurs that are just getting started and have a great new idea. Business may be manufacturing, service, retail or otherwise. In business for two years or less. Total gross annual revenue does not exceed $250,000. Must be an existing […]

FEDA Sponsers Candidate Forum

Thu, Oct 23 | 7:00 PM With election time nearing, the Sondheim becomes the backdrop for a pair of forums featuring candidates for county and state offices at 7 p.m. Incumbent Democratic Iowa State Rep. Curt Hanson will share the stage with Republican challenger Jeff Shipley, both vying for the Iowa House District 82 seat. […]

Sep 22 2014 3 Local employers ranked in Iowa’s top places to work! Congratulations Libertyville Savings Bank, Jefferson County Health Center and Cambridge!

Top Large Companies Edward Jones Veridian Credit Union Grinnell Mutual Reinsurance Waukee Community School District Cambridge Investment Research Top Midsize Companies Farm Credit Services of America The IMT Group Jefferson County Health Center Methodist West Hospital Fort Madison Community Hospital Top Small Companies REMAX Real Estate Concepts Clickstop, Inc Iowa ENT Center Libertyville Savings Bank […]

Sep 10 2014 Fairfield Housing Survey Results

Fairfield Housing Survey Results   Table of Contents Introduction……………………………………………………………………………………………………… 1 Survey Results…………………………………………………………………………………………………. 2 Living in Fairfield………………………………………………………………………………………………. 2 Commuting to Fairfield……………………………………………………………………………………… 2 Landlord Comments………………………………………………………………………………………….. 3 New Housing……………………………………………………………………………………………………. 4 Housing Concerns…………………………………………………………………………………………….. 6 Conclusion……………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 7     Introduction   The Fairfield Economic Development Association opened an online survey on August 5th, 2014 and closed it on September 3rd, 2014. During this four-week period, 414 people completed […]

Aug 12 2014 Housing Survey Now Online

The Fairfield Economic Development Association and the City of Fairfield’s Housing Task Force ask people living or working in Fairfield to participate in a short online survey about housing needs in Fairfield, available at www.growfairfield.com/housingsurvey. Completing the anonymous survey is a way for Fairfield residents to participate in setting a direction for the future of housing in Fairfield. It […]

New Fairfield Housing Needs Assessment

Fairfield’s ability to address issues surrounding affordable housing and homeownership is a key component in planning for the future of the city. A lack of affordable, quality housing in Fairfield may impede Fairfield’s growth and development potentials. This housing needs assessment addresses how homeownership, rental, elderly, and special needs housing availability relate to current and […]

May 28 2014 Small towns use creativity to grow

Excerpt taken from: http://ysnews.com/news/2014/05/small-towns-use-creativity-to-grow. “Over the past 10 years, FEDA has led efforts that have resulted in a total of $275 million in venture capital invested in local businesses that have, in turn, created over 2,000 jobs. For the community, that growth has also translated into a $10 million arts and convention center, and a […]

Sep 07 2012 FHS graduates continue to out-pace state ACT averages

This article taken from the Fairfield Ledger August 30, 2012. Iowa tied for the second-highest average American College Test composite score among states testing more than half of students in the Class of 2012. Fairfield High School is excited to share the recently released report from ACT showing FHS’s composite scores were again well above Iowa’s state […]