JM:MS Hosts After Hours Business Workshop

Jefferson Matters: Main Street Business Improvement Committee will host its first After Hours Business Workshop on Tuesday, March, 5 at the Elks Club in downtown Jefferson. The informal event will begin with a social hour at 5 p.m. with the workshop from 5:30 to 6:15 with a question-and-answer period to follow. Speakers at the workshop will […]

Visioning Event Postponed to Tuesday, May 7

The Jefferson Matters: Main Street Visioning meeting scheduled for Thursday night, Feb. 21, at Jefferson City Hall has been postponed due to the impending snowstorm. The event has been rescheduled for Tuesday, May 7. For more information, call 515-386-3585 or go to

Help Determine Downtown Jefferson’s Future

Share your vision of downtown Jefferson in 2023 at a special Visioning event sponsored by Jefferson Matters: Main Street on Thursday, Feb. 21, on the second floor of City Hall, 220 North Chestnut Street. Help Jefferson Matters: decide the future course of this critical social and economic core of Jefferson and Greene County. The Visioning […]

Study Shows Main Street’s Economic Impact

Donovan Rypkema knows about the economic realities of small Iowa towns, especially if those towns are part of the Main Street Iowa program. And he has good news to share about their economic success. According to a study conducted by Rypkema’s research firm, PlaceEconomics, the impact on Main Street communities in the state since the […]