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March 14, 2017

Picture this! A legendary 8-day, 2,000 mile life-sized trivial pursuit road rally competition, filmed in real-time. Approximately 50 teams, consisting of major players across the country, will battle it out while taking the road less traveled to explore under-discovered places and obscure historic artifacts. All while aiding in America’s largest...
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March 9, 2017

Jeremy Hess has been hired to lead the economic development efforts of the Greater Burlington Partnership.  Hess, 47, will replace outgoing Director of Economic Development, David Toyer.

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March 2, 2017

Burlington, Iowa. For the fifth straight year, Greater Burlington Iowa has been ranked as a one of Site Selection magazine’s top micropolitan statistical areas for total number of economic development projects in the preceding year, tying for 18th and claiming the area’s second appearance in the Top 20. “Considering these...
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March 1, 2017

The Greater Burlington Partnership announced this afternoon that for the second straight year Greater Burlington, Iowa has been ranked by Site Selection Magazine as #1 for private sector projects per capita on the Mississippi River – extending the area’s reign as title-holders of the “Big Muddy Cup.”

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February 9, 2017

At the request of the business community, a variety of business and community leaders assembled during the month of January to investigate a number of issues relative to violent crime occurring within the Greater Burlington area. 

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February 1, 2017

Downtown Partners presents the third annual Chocoholic Frolic on Saturday, February 11. From 2 to 5 PM, samples of a wide variety of chocolate treats will be available at 16 shops and businesses in downtown Burlington.

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January 3, 2017

The Greater Burlington Partnership is pleased to announce the launch of the 10th annual Des Moines County Business Plan Competition on January 9, 2017. 

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December 23, 2016

Relying on a study by Gruen Gruen + Associates early this year that showed 1,500 net new housing units were needed by 2025 in Des Moines County, the Greater Burlington Partnership and Southeast Iowa Regional Planning Commission applied for and have received a designation from the Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA) opening the door for new, qualifying residential development projects to access Iowa’s Workforce Housing Tax Credit Program. 

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December 12, 2016

The Community Foundation of Des Moines County has received its largest ever gift from the estate of Marvin R. Mickelson of Burlington.  The gift of $325,000 has created the Marvin R. Mickelson Fund and has been established to support a number of causes Mickelson found worthy.

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November 29, 2016

The Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA) today awarded $965,500 in Main Street Iowa Challenge Grants to 14 communities around the state. The grants will benefit local improvement projects such as façade upgrades and restoration, upper floor rehabilitation, building stabilization and repairs and remodeled spaces for expanding downtown businesses.  The announcements were made during a ceremony held at the Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden.

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