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Keep Iowa Beautiful (KIB) has partnered with the East Central Intergovernmental Association (ECIA) and the Grant Wood Mississippi River Region (GWMRR), which includes Dubuque, Jackson...
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Posted on Jul 13, 2017
Category: Parks to People, Grant Wood Loop, Keep Iowa Beautiful, community development, Quality of Life

MAQUOKETA, Iowa — About 50 local and regional business leaders met Tuesday in Maquoketa to learn and exchange ideas to improve their downtown business climates. The...
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Posted on Jun 14, 2017
Category: Maquoketa, Downtown

One hundred twenty Iowa State University students are putting the finishing touches on the world’s first Solar Utility Vehicle. Named “Penumbra,” this solar-assisted electric vehicle...
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Posted on Jun 05, 2017
Category: Business Innovation, Environment

Growing revenues and attracting new customers are the top business goals for small wholesale distributors and retailers. But, in the age of the empowered buyer,...
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Posted on May 30, 2017
Category: Business Innovation, Economy

An upcoming event will focus on reviatlizing Maquoketa's downtown. The Iowa Economic Development Authority's Downtown Resource Center will host a downtown forum on June 13 at...
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Posted on May 16, 2017
Category: Maquoketa, Downtown, IEDA

More than 100 area students got an up-close glimpse at a career in the trades during the Construction Industry Career Expo Thursday at Portzen Construction...
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Posted on Apr 28, 2017
Category: Workforce, Schools, Education

The Maquoketa Art Advisory Committee is currently accepting applications for artists interested in developing Maquoketa’s public art installment as part of the Byways of Iowa...
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Posted on Apr 27, 2017
Category: Maquoketa, Quality of Life, public art

What if you could give a young person a chance to gain valuable workplace skills and learn about your company, and it didn’t cost you...
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Posted on Apr 10, 2017
Category: Workforce

Andrew Community School District has been named a Leader in Me Lighthouse School by Franklin Covery Co., a global performance improvement company. The designation recognizes that...
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Posted on Apr 04, 2017
Category: Andrew, Andrew Community School District, Leader in Me

MAQUOKETA, Iowa — Jackson County economic leaders believe downtown Maquoketa is well on its way to revitalization. Now, they hope to take progress to the next...
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Posted on Apr 01, 2017
Category: Maquoketa, Downtown, Investment

MAQUOKETA, Iowa — Jackson County Regional Health Center trustees have reached a consensus to examine the possibility of constructing a new hospital. Whether the facility would...
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Posted on Mar 22, 2017
Category: Jackson County Hospital, Healthcare, Business Expansion

Downtown Walking Tour   Meet for Tour - 5pm: Maquoketa Chamber/Art Experience (124 S. Main St. Maquoketa, IA)   Walking Tour - 5:15pm Reicks Building (101 N. Main St. Maquoketa,...
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Posted on Mar 20, 2017
Category: Maquoketa, Downtown, incentives

Maquoketa, IA, March 10th, 2017 – The rapid growth of Blue-9 Pet Products, maker of The KLIMB™ Patented platform and Balance Harness™ for dogs, has...
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Posted on Mar 16, 2017
Category: Business Innovation, Maquoketa

The city of Maquoketa recently completed a $4 million renovation of its downtown, and city leaders want to show it off. To help, they’ve turned to...
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Posted on Mar 08, 2017
Category: Maquoketa, Downtown, Quality of Life

MAQUOKETA, Iowa – Continued growth at a Maquoketa manufacturer likely means more new jobs than expected when a hiring initiative was announced last year. Last year,...
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Posted on Feb 26, 2017
Category: HUSCO, Manufacturing, Jobs, Maquoketa

JACKSON COUNTY, Iowa – Jackson County native Carla Wosoba always had an inkling that she would be a part of the craft beer industry. However, it...
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Posted on Feb 06, 2017
Category: Business Innovation, Economy, Agriculture

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Maquoketa has been known as the “Timber City” since about 1870 because  of the many trees that line the streets.

Photos throughout the JCEA Website are courtesy of David Namanny, Bellevue Herald Leader, The Bellevue Chamber of Commerce, The Maquoketa Chamber of Commerce, and Patti Hoffman, who represents Preston Growth and Development and The Preston Times.