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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 […]

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2019 Challenge Grant update

The Challenge Grant application for 2019 was submitted for The Public House at 123 N Chestnut.  This will be the home of a new restaurant/tap room along with 6 upper story apartments.  Main Street Iowa is all about historic preservation and is interested in upper story housing opportunities, so we think this a great project. […]

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National Accreditation statistics shared

Each year, Jefferson Matters: Main Street is required to complete the National Accreditation which involves 10 standards and numerous indicators under each.  Standard #9 involves reporting of key statistics. Here is the updated info for the past year: Number of Main Street District businesses:  94 Percentage of District business types:  Retail- 29%; Service – 62%; […]