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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

Officials of Maquoketa Web Printing announced today the sale of the company’s customer sales accounts and other assets to a Wisconsin printing firm.        The transaction...
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Posted on Mar 16, 2017
Category: Maquoketa Web Printing

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

On January 31, Bellevue Heart & Soul sponsored an event for students from Bellevue High School and Marquette Catholic High School to come together at...
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Posted on Feb 22, 2017
Category: Bellevue, Heart & Soul, Quality of Life

The Grant Wood Mississippi River Region (GWMRR), the State of Iowa’s Parks to People pilot region, with the support of Regional Planning Affiliation 8 (RPA...
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Posted on Feb 06, 2017
Category: Parks to People, Quality of Life, Grant Wood Loop

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

BELLEVUE, Iowa — Camryn Reeg dipped a brush into green paint and dabbed it onto a 4-foot-by-8-foot canvas set up in the Bellevue Arts Council’s...
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Posted on Jan 25, 2017
Category: Bellevue, Bellevue BIG, Schools, Innovation

The Jackson County Economic Alliance (JCEA) held its second Annual Event on Tuesday, January 17, 2017. The reception was sponsored and hosted by the Decker...
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Posted on Jan 20, 2017
Category: Annual Report, Business Expansion, Downtown, Parks to People, community development, incentives

Maquoketa Betterment Corporation officials announced that funding has been secured to move forward with the downtown historic district nomination. Betterment, Jackson County Economic Alliance (JCEA),...
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Posted on Jan 17, 2017
Category: Maquoketa, Historic, Downtown

Below is information on an internship program from the State of Iowa’s Iowa Economic Development Authority. This program is available to any eligible Iowa Employers...
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Category: Internship, Manufacturing

Fidelity Bank & Trust has announced its commitment to invest $35,000 over a 5-year period to support the joint Iowa Park Foundation and State of...
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Posted on Dec 21, 2016
Category: Grant Wood Loop, Parks to People, Quality of Life

Posted on Dec 15, 2016
Category: HUSCO, Jobs, Maquoketa

Grant Wood Mississippi River Region (GWMRR) announced a commitment of funds to develop a website highlighting arts, cultural, and recreation. The Regional Planning Affiliation 8...
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Posted on Nov 28, 2016
Category: Parks to People, Grant Wood Loop, Quality of Life

MAQUOKETA, Iowa — Business was bustling just before noon Saturday at Make A Splash in Maquoketa, as visitors checked out the home decor, gifts and...
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Posted on Nov 26, 2016
Category: Maquoketa, Downtown

An unwelcome surprise was in store for Paul Meissner and his crew as they worked on an old chapel at E.B. Lyons nature preserve. Though it...
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Posted on Nov 21, 2016
Category: Parks to People, Dubuque, Quality of Life

Holiday season is here. There is no denying the holiday music in the store or the twinkling, sparkling decorations beginning to take over. And in...
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Posted on Nov 03, 2016
Category: Small Business, Downtown

A recent analysis of U.S. Census Bureau statistics suggests that Iowans don’t need to live “in the city” to make a good living. Iowa State University...
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Posted on Nov 02, 2016
Category: Rural, Economy

DES MOINES — For the first time, more than a third of Iowa’s electricity is generated by wind power, according to a study published Thursday. Wind...
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Posted on Oct 28, 2016
Category: Energy, Alliant

The aircraft component maker Rockwell Collins has struck a deal to buy an aircraft interior maker, B/E Aerospace, for $62 a share in cash and stock,...
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Posted on Oct 24, 2016
Category: Rockwell Collins, Business Expansion, Bellevue

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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.