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Business incentives for new downtown businesses

The Economic Vitality Team has offered a brochure of offers from the business community to an new business coming into the downtown.  These are given as part of the recruitment package.  Those receiving them feel welcomed and appreciated. Here are those already involved in the brochure.  Please let the Main Street office know if you […]

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Business workshops for 2020

The Economic Vitality Team will be working with the Small Business Development Center and Iowa Central Community College’s Business Development Dept., to provide educational opportunities for 2020.  Economic Vitality Team co-chairs met with Kimberly Tiefenthaler of the SBDC in our area to discuss possibilities.  Several ideas expressed are Facebook for Business with more advanced options, […]

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The Public House receives Challenge Grant

The Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA) today awarded Jefferson Matters: Main Street a $75,000 grant for the The Public House. Owners Amanda Bills and Addi Meyer, JM:MS Executive Director Peg Raney, City Administrator Mike Palmer, House Representative Phil Thompson, and Linda Eighmy represented the Jefferson at the event held at the Greater Des Moines Botanical […]

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New Co-chairs for Economic Vitality

The Economic Vitality committee will be under new leadership with co-chairs Bonnie Silbaugh and Nick Sorensen.  Both have been on the committee for quite a few years and were participants in the Recruitment Team training held 1 1/2 yrs. ago.  Bonnie and Nick want to support our local businesses and one goal is to conduct […]