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3 Economic Development Concepts That We All Need to Be Embracing in Monona County

Quality of Life Development This development model is based on raising the quality of life and the welfare of everyone. This means investing in health, technology, trails, parks, access to the outdoors, and social centers. According to the American Planning Association, well-designed parks and trails boost property values and increase municipal values. They also attract … Continue reading 3 Economic Development Concepts That We All Need to Be Embracing in Monona County

State of Iowa Recognizes Monona County at Rural Iowa Development Summit

Monona County was in the spotlight in early April when two of our communities were awarded a highly competitive grant by Governor Reynolds at the Rural Iowa Development Summit. The Community Catalyst Building Remediation (CCBR) Grant was created to help rural Iowa communities with Main Street building rehab. Applying for the state-funded grant wasn't as … Continue reading State of Iowa Recognizes Monona County at Rural Iowa Development Summit

MCEDP 2018

2018 was an exciting year for the Monona County Economic Development Partnership for Growth. Entrepreneurship This year has been filled with much needed time making connections with groups in the county and region. Monona County Economic Development has built on it's existing partnership with Iowa’s West Coast Initiative and the Small Business Development Centers to … Continue reading MCEDP 2018

The City of Onawa Plans A New Street Scape

The City of Onawa, in conjunction with Onawa Economic Development and Onawa's Downtown Revitalization Committee, is moving swiftly forward with a dedicated Downtown Streetscape Revitalization Project. The overarching mission for this project is to encourage local spending, provide business development opportunities, inspire a safe and healthy community, promote tourism, and cultivate a sense of community … Continue reading The City of Onawa Plans A New Street Scape

Burgess Receives 2018 Employer Award

MONONA COUNTY, IA NOVEMBER 26, 2018— Burgess Health Center was named 2018 Employer of the Year as part of Monona County Economic Development Partnership’s (MCEDP) business recognition program. Burgess was nominated by community leaders and chosen as the award recipient by the Board of Directors for MCEDP. Burgess has been providing health care to the … Continue reading Burgess Receives 2018 Employer Award

4 Things You Can Do Today to Attract New Customers

Brick and Mortar is not dying. With all of the online shopping hype, you may believe that brick and mortar retail will slowly fade out and that online shopping is the future. This is not the case today. While online shopping is a great new convenient technology, we have to remember that people do not … Continue reading 4 Things You Can Do Today to Attract New Customers