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April 7, 2015

Downtown Partners is hosting a Commercial Space Open House on Sunday, April 19 from noon to 4 PM. People interested in relocating, expanding, or opening a business in downtown Burlington will be able to visit available spaces and discuss the commercial opportunities with knowledgeable representatives. The Commercial Space Open House...
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April 6, 2015

Southeast Iowa high school juniors and seniors will have the opportunity to learn what it takes to be an entrepreneur during the 1st Iowa’s Next Big Thing Youth Entrepreneur Challenge. This new initiative will be hosted by the Entrepreneurship committee of the Greater Burlington Partnership in coordination with Iowa Workforce Development, Southeastern Community College and the Jacobson Institute.

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March 30, 2015

A record-setting seven business plans were submitted for the first round of judging in the 8th annual Des Moines County Business Plan Competition. Of those seven, four business plans have been invited to participate in the final round. In no particular order the following will be competing in the final round: Ann March, Bark & Play Doggie Daycare; Heather Lange, Heather Lange Designs; Lorraine Guerra and Tammy Adams, Majestic Venue; Jeff and Monti Wagenbach, JWinsulators.

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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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