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March 20, 2015

The Highway 61 Coalition moves another step closer to its mission of a fourā€lane highway from Keokuk, Iowa to Muscatine, Iowa with the groundbreaking at the Grandview junction. The groundbreaking marks the official start of the U.S. 61 Grandview project that’s roughly 6.0 miles.

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March 9, 2015

Downtown Partners is gearing up for the 2015 season of the Riverfront Farmers Market. The market, supported by Great Western Bank, will take place at the Port of Burlington on Thursdays from 5 to 7 PM beginning May 7.

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March 2, 2015

For the third straight year Greater Burlington has been named one of Site Selection magazine’s top micropolitan statistical areas for economic development projects in the United States, tying for 17th and claiming the area’s first appearance in the Top 20. 

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March 2, 2015

Greater Burlington Young Professionals offers a $500 scholarship to one area graduating senior who will be attending Southeastern Community College? All Des Moines area graduating seniors are encouraged to apply for the Greater Burlington Young Professionals Scholarship. 

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March 2, 2015

Fulfilling a need…community buy-in…having a positive impact…all motivators for the 2014-2015 Greater Burlington Leadership class when they determined their group project. After hearing from numerous community organizations, the common denominator was that all of the organizations indicated a need for volunteers. 

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March 2, 2015

The Great River Region recently completed a very successful two day lobbying trip to Des Moines. You are invited to fly out to Washington, D.C. June 24-26 to do the same at the federal level.

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March 2, 2015

Do you have an artistic flair and a desire to see your work in public? The Downtown Partners Design Committee is again seeking creative entries for the popular “County Seat Project” to decorate wooden benches.

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February 27, 2015

Reporter Kathleen Sloan with The Hawk Eye has done a number of in-depth articles on tax increment financing (TIF) and its application locally. I applaud her for her efforts, as this is a complex topic that can be difficult to grasp. 

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February 24, 2015

The Greater Burlington Partnership announces that Silgan Containers will construct its new metal can manufacturing facility in Burlington. 

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February 10, 2015

Burlington, Iowa.  Today the Greater Burlington Partnership announced that Silgan Containers Manufacturing Corporation is considering a potential economic development project in Flint Ridge Business Park that would involve a capital investment of approximately $100 million and could bring up to 120 new full time jobs to the area.

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