Main Street Iowa Awards Celebration Honors Outstanding Achievements

Jefferson received the following state awards and special recognitions: Outstanding Image Activity was awarded to the Promotion Committee for their Main Street Minute promotion. Short videos of merchants in the Main Street District were shared on social media with much success. The Itty Bitty Nitty Gritty Award went to the Economic Vitality committee’s Java & […]

Jefferson receives Community Catalyst Grant

The Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA) announced on April 5 that $1.8 million in Community Catalyst Building Remediation grants will be awarded to 18 Iowa communities for the remediation or redevelopment of underutilized buildings to stimulate economic growth in the community. “These grants will be instrumental in the revitalization of communities statewide,” said IEDA Director Debi […]

Main Street Recruitment Survey

Jefferson Matters: Main Street’s Economic Vitality committee is working with a consultant through Main Street Iowa to develop a recruitment team for businesses in our downtown.  This could be new businesses or the expansion of existing businesses.  The committee has developed a Top Prospects Survey that takes less than 3 minutes to complete and would […]

Program Sunday afternoon April 15 at museum in Jefferson

Bicycling history of Greene County – and of RAGBRAI, too! The series of sports-related programs that are preliminaries to the Smithsonian Institution’s traveling “Hometown Teams” exhibit, which the Greene County Historical Museum in Jefferson will house late in the summer, continues on Sunday afternoon, April 15, with a discussion of the history of bicycling in […]