Julien's Journal January 2017 (Volume 42, Number 1) - Page 53

JANUARY 2017
GREATER DUBUQUE DEVELOPMENT TAKES TOP HONORS
The Mid-America Economic Development Council ( MAEDC ) presented Greater Dubuque Development Corporation with four honors at the 2016 Economic Development awards held December 5 , 2016 at the Intercontinental Hotel in Chicago , IL . Dan McDonald , Vice President of Existing Business , accepted the awards on behalf of Greater Dubuque Development . The ceremony was part of the annual Mid-America Competitiveness Conference and Site Selector Forum held by MAEDC .
Greater Dubuque Development Corporation took First Place in the following categories :
• Annual Report for the 2015-2016 Report
• Business Retention & Expansion for the InfoAction Program
• Workforce Development for the HR Action Program
Greater Dubuque Development was also awarded the 2016 Deal of the Year for the Alliant Energy Solar Project . Announced in June 2016 , Greater Dubuque Development ’ s Sustainable Innovation team collaborated with Alliant Energy , A . Y . McDonald Mfg . Co ., and the City of Dubuque to create a two-site solar-utility development . The solar array , anticipated to start power generation in late 2017 , will be the largest in the state of Iowa and will bring a large portion of green energy to the local grid .
The Deal of the Year Award recognizes outstanding achievement in the location of a new or existing business , a type of economic development project having a major impact on a Community or Region , or the exhibiting of excellence by an economic development organization .
The Mid-America Economic Development Council is a multi-state association dedicated to being the leading resource for education , making connections , and sharing best practices for economic development professionals . For more information about The Mid- America Economic Development Council , please visit www . midamericaedc . org .
Greater Dubuque Development Corporation serves the Greater Dubuque region with focus on Business Retention and Expansion , Workforce Solutions , National Marketing , Sustainable Innovations , and StartUp Dubuque . For more information on Greater Dubuque Development , please visit www . greaterdubuque . org .

RIBBON CUTTINGS

JANUARY 2017

The Dubuque Area Chamber of Commerce and Julien ’ s Journal congratulate the newest Chamber members on their ribbon cuttings . We support these new businesses as a part of our community and wish them success .
Dekker Pfab Computer Services 2615 Dodge St . Ste . # 2 , Dubuque , IA 52002 Dekker Pfab Computer Services provides computer repair , IT networking , computer sales , and surveillance systems .
Pigott 955 Washington St . # 103 , Dubuque , IA 52001 Pigott is an office furniture store that has been creating innovative interior design solutions since 1942 and has been closely partnered with Herman Miller since 1970 . They bring better ideas and insight to customers that help align their facility and business strategies . Our talented design staff provides invaluable insight and support to create places where people want to be .
The Hammer Law Firm 590 Iowa St ., Dubuque , IA 52001 Hammer Law Firm provides general legal services including , but not limited to , all forms of litigation , family law , business transactions , estate planning , probate , criminal & juvenile law . The Firm was founded in 1988 by Attorney David L . Hammer . While now retired , David established the strong foundation upon which the present firm serves the tri-state area .
Challenge To Change , Inc . 3337 Hillcrest Rd ., Dubuque , IA 52002 Challenge to Change , Inc . reaches out to all ages of the community to pass on total wellness through the practice of fitness and yoga and serves the Dubuque area with a drive to continue to spread wellness .
Barnstormers Bar & Grill 10965 Aviation Dr . Ste . 6 , Dubuque , IA 52003 A local bar and full service restaurant located within the new Dubuque Regional Airport terminal .
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