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Jefferson’s Downtown Difference Maker

Jefferson’s Building Official, Nick Sorensen, is Jefferson’s Downtown Difference Maker and was highlighted in the recent Main Street Iowa publication of the Downtown Resource.  Main Street Iowa coordinator Michael Wagler wrote the article based on the many experiences he has had working with Nick on derelict buildings in Jefferson’s downtown that have turned around to […]

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Challenge Grant 2019 application submitted

The Economic Vitality committee submitted a Challenge Grant for The Public House for the 2019 funding.  The Ace Hardware location at 123 N Chestnut was purchased on Aug. 1 by Amanda Bills and Addi Meyer to open a tap room and restaurant.  A date has not been set for them to open. Renovation of the […]

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Partnership Visit report from Story City

Main Street Iowa state staff paired Jefferson and Story City for a partnership visit for 2019.  In May, both communities sent volunteers to visit the other communities for the day.  Each visitor submited impressions about information prior to the visit and then during the visit.  Main Street Iowa collated the results. In August, the directors […]

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Main Street Iowa/IEDA visit to Jefferson

Jefferson Matters: Main Street hosted officials from the State of Iowa on Wednesday, July 24 in downtown Jefferson.  This visit was part of the application for a Great American Main Street community but National Main Street CEO Patrice Frey was not able to be involved at the last minute.  Main Street Iowa coordinator Michael Wagler, […]