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June 27, 9am-3pm
24th Annual Golf Outing
July 16-17 and 23-24, 9am-4pm
Downtown Forums
July 26-27
Guthrie's River Ruckus
24th Annual Golf Outing
The 24th Annual Golf Outing is quickly approaching. The outing is taking place on Thursday, June 27th at Lake Panorama! Check-in is at 9 am, Tee-Time is at 10 am. If your business would like to participate, you want to become a sponsor, or you would just like to golf individually, click the link below to register!

Business Connections Program
Midwest Partnership has been visiting with leading employers throughout Guthrie and Adair counties. The purpose for these visits is so that allow employers the opportunity to weigh in on a number of issues, both pro and con, impacting their ability to be successful in their county. 
Laborshed Study
Laborshed Study Being Conducted in Midwest Partnership Regions
Midwest Partnership Economic Development Corporation is partnering with Iowa Workforce Development and Iowa Economic Development Authority to complete a Laborshed employment study in the Midwest Partnership Region.The purpose of this Laborshed study is to measure the availability and characteristics of workers. Laborshed studies are useful tools for economic development teams and existing or prospective employers to understand the local labor market, make informed expansion and site selection decisions, and maintain/recruit a high quality workforce.

"This is Iowa" Campaign
Governor Kim Reynolds recently shared a video where actors went to New York and showed the people of New York available living spaces in Iowa. The people were amazed by the low prices, modern amenities, short commutes, and award-winning recreation and culture that is in Iowa!

June is National Dairy Month
Sheeder Cloverleaf Dairy Farm
Did you know that June is National Dairy Month? Check out the Sheeder Cloverleaf Dairy Farm for their products, locations, and even recipes!

Community Happenings
RAGBRAI is quickly approaching! This year the bikers will be traveling on White Pole Road on July 22nd! Stuart is a meeting town this year! They will have multiple vendors set up in the park and downtown, along with live music! It is going to be an event we will not forget! To see the route of RAGBRAI click on the link below!

Events Happening Near You!
BIO World
BIO World is taking place next month, July 8-11, in Des Moines at the Iowa Events Center. This is the first time this event has been in Iowa! Registration is now open! Click the link below to register and get more information!

2019 Downtown Forum
The Iowa Downtown Resource Center will offer several downtown forums in July focusing on the characteristics of a successful downtown. The day will include a self-assessment tool and discussion topics in five major areas – characteristics that contribute to the success of a downtown. There will also be an overview of programs and grant opportunities for downtowns. Attendees will share experiences relating to the downtown forum discussion and communicate with other community leaders regarding the exciting things occurring in their commercial districts .

Resource of the Month
Are you thinking about starting your own business? Check out the upcomng Dream Builder: Accelerated Business planning class. Where in four short weeks you will cover topics on business plans, one-on-one coaching, business laws, taxes, and more.