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Jan 01, 2017

Downtown Maquoketa Incentive Programs Summary
Summary of grant and loan incentives for businesses and property owners in downtown Maquoketa.

Category: Downtown, Resource

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Nov 30, 2015

Jackson County Housing Needs Assessment
The 2015 Jackson County Housing Needs Assessment has recently been completed by the East Central Intergovernmental Association (ECIA). The cities of Maquoketa, Bellevue, Miles and Preston have partnered with the Jackson County Board of Supervisors, and the Jackson County Economic Alliance to participate in this needs assessment. The purpose of this assessment was to assist in better understanding the County’s housing conditions as they exist...

Category: Resource, Housing, Development, Rural

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Posted on:
Nov 30, 2015

Developer's Perspective Letter
The 2015 Jackson County Housing Needs Assessment has been completed by the East Central Intergovernmental Association (ECIA). The cities of Maquoketa, Bellevue, Miles and Preston have partnered with the Jackson County Board of Supervisors, and the Economic Alliance to participate in this needs assessment. The purpose of this assessment is to assist in better understanding the County’s housing conditions as they exist today, identify the...

Category: Resource, Housing, Development

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Posted on:
Oct 15, 2015

Downtown Low Interest Loan Program
*application attached DESIGNATED AREAS - Downtown areas as determined by each community. MAXIMUM & MINIMUM LOAN AMOUNT - Maximum loan under this program will be $250,000 per project. Each institution maintains the right to use its own underwriting criteria when considering each participation. Minimum loan will be $5,000. TERM - Loans shall have a term of five years. INTEREST RATE - The interest rate shall be fixed at 3.9% for the term of the loan. AMORTIZATION - Loans...

Category: Downtown, Incentive, Loan, Resource

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Posted on:
Jan 01, 2015

General Considerations for Government Contracting
The Federal Government is one of the biggest buyers in the world. On average they spend at least $400 billion annually on goods and services. At the Thomson Federal Prison everything from paper products to food to laundry services will need to be contracted. Area businesses logically have a leg up on competition here, as they can offer their goods at price that excludes much...

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Dec 01, 2014

Thomson Prison Government Contractor Factsheet
The process to become a Federal Government Contractor can be daunting, but offers great potential. The JCEA partners at CIRAS are a great resource in investigating this possibility. The following factsheet is a great first step in determining the feasibility of becoming a Federal Government Contractor. 

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Dec 01, 2014

Thomson Prison Government Contractor PowerPoint
The process to become a Federal Government Contractor can be daunting, but offers great potential. The JCEA partners at CIRAS are a great resource in investigating this possibility. The following PowerPoint is a great first step in determining the feasibility of becoming a Federal Government Contractor. 

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Sep 05, 2014

Housing Trust Fund
NEWS RELEASE For Immediate Release DATE: August 4, 2014 Contact: Carl W. Reimer Eastern Iowa Regional Housing Corporation Housing Trust Fund (EIRHC HTF) Solicitation for Applications The Eastern Iowa Regional Housing Corporation Housing Trust Fund is soliciting applications, and will be applying for funds from the Iowa Finance Authority (IFA) to assist in five (5) of the following Housing Categories: LEAD HAZARD REMEDIATION OWNER-OCCUPIED REHABILITATION ACTIVITIES EMERGENCY (TRANSITIONAL) HOUSING AND SPECIAL NEEDS HOUSING INFRASTRUCTURE,...

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Posted on:
Sep 05, 2014

Rural Economic Development Loan & Grant Program
The Rural Economic Development Loan Program was specifically designed to assist job creation projects in rural areas. Rural Electric Cooperatives can apply to this unique USDA program that allows for up to $1 million in 0% interest financing to assist with your business expansion. The Rural Economic Development Grant Program is designed to spur job creation in rural areas by creating or enhancing a revolving loan fund....

Category: Loan, Grant, Rural, Resource

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Sep 03, 2014

Property Tax Exemption Form
Application for Property Tax Credit: This application must be filed or mailed to your city or county assessor by February 1 of the year in which the property claimed for exemption is first assessed for taxation. It must be postmarked no later than February 1. Iowa assessors’ addresses can be found at the Iowa State Association of Assessors Web site (here).  

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Fast Fact Image

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.