Welcome to West Union!

Welcome to West Union!

From the halls of our churches to the streams that surround us, from the Courthouse Square to our abundant parks, we welcome you home. In West Union, we have managed to preserve a special way of life, where our neighbors are our friends and visitors are always greeted with a warm smile and a hot beef. That special quality of life is one of the things that we hold dear, connecting us to our land and to each other. In West Union, we honor our families and cherish our friends. We preserve our past and we revel in the vision of our future.

That future is happening now, as we are proud to be a Green Streetscape Pilot Program Community. Inspired by our agricultural roots of using every resource available, we are tapping into cutting edge technologies, building material, and energy solutions to reconnect the community with its historic downtown. From our past, through to our present, and focused on the future, we are West Union, and we are deeply connected.

Main Street Awards-30th Anniversary Celebration

$5 Million Dollar Benchmark & Leadership Awards

Main Street Awards-30th Anniversary Celebration


2018 West Union Community Banquet Award Nomination

2018 West Union Community Banquet Award Nomination

We are now taking nominations for the 2018 West Union Community Banquet Awards to be held January 20th, 2018 at the West Union Event Center. Click below to print a nomination form. The nomination form is due back to the Chamber by December 14th, 2017.

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Main Street Iowa Awards

Posted: Mon, April 10, 2017

Main Street Iowa Awards Celebration Honors OutstandingAchievements

Award Winning Projects, Entrepreneurs and Volunteers Honored

 

Main Street Iowa hosted the 31stannual Main Street Iowa Awards Celebration on Friday, April 7, 2017 at HoytSherman Place in Des Moines. The program honored the efforts of those who workday in and day out in downtown revitalization in Iowa. The event was attendedby approximately 550 individuals representing communities across the state.

 

The West Union Chamber "A Main Street Community" received the followingstate awards and special recognitions: Leadership Award for Jane Blumhagen.

 

MainStreet Iowa has annually presented awards honoring outstanding accomplishments,activities and people that are making a difference in Iowa's Main Streetdistricts. Projects large and small are recognized and serve asoutstanding examples of what historic commercial district revitalization is allabout.

 

Fifteen projects and activities occurringin local Main Street communities were selected to be recognized from the 160 competitivenominations submitted. The honors were presented by Governor Terry E. Branstad,Lt. Governor Kim Reynolds and Debi Durham, director of the Iowa EconomicDevelopment Authority (IEDA).

 

"The Main Street Iowaprogram has stood the test of time since its introduction in 1985. The program continuesto bring businesses, jobs, investment and vitality to our states' communities,both big and small," stated Branstad. "The Main Street Approach works, and Main Street Iowa has been anational model because we are creative, we embrace change, we demand localinitiative and action, while holding strong to our roots as an historicpreservation program."

 

"Healthy, historic commercial districts are a keydeciding factor for industrial and business recruitment," said Reynolds. "Since1986, local Main Street programs have made a significant impact on Iowa'seconomy with 4,514 new businesses and a net gain of 13,402 jobs. More than 740building projects have been reported with an investment in those rehabs of over$2 billion. Last year alone, the Main Street Iowa network surpassed156,135 total documented hours of human capital invested into Iowa's downtownrevitalization efforts. This demonstrates a tremendous commitment to Iowa'sMain Streets." 

 

During the event, 10 communities were recognized forreaching significant benchmarks based on private dollar investments made in thepurchase and revitalization of properties within their respective commercialdistricts. Centerville and Lansing were recognized for reaching the $1 millionbenchmark in the last year and Ft. Madison was honored for $2 million in localinvestment. Ames and Guthrie Center were recognized for achieving the $5million level. Des Moines 6th Avenue, Chariton, Corning, State Center andOttumwa all attained $10 million in local investment since being designated aslocal Main Street programs. Four communities were recognized for significantanniversaries. Osceola was recognized for 20 years of participation as a designatedMain Street community. Cedar Falls, Spencer and West Des Moines were recognizedfor 30 year anniversaries.

 

Two special awards were presented as well. James Walsh receivedthe Spirit of Main Street Award, an honor that recognizes the person,organization, community or project which best demonstrates the true meaning andspirit of "Main Street at Work."  Thecommunity of Oskaloosa was honored with a Signature Project Award for theirinspiring and innovative place-making efforts in beautification, promotion andpartnership. 

 

In 1985, the Iowa Legislature adopted the National MainStreet Center's Four Point Approach® to district revitalization by establishingMain Street Iowa within the agency that is now the Iowa Economic DevelopmentAuthority. Since its inception, the state program and its communities have beenconsidered examples of excellence in the national effort to revitalize historiccommercial districts across the country.

 

For more information about Main Street Iowa and how all Iowa communitiescan access commercial revitalization assistance through the Iowa DowntownResource Center, visit iowaeconomicdevelopment.com/MainStreetIowa, e-mailmainstreet@iowaEDA.com or call515.725.3051.

 

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Casino Night Re-Scheduled

Posted: Fri, October 20, 2017

This event has been changed due to low ticket sales. Mark your calendars with the new date! See you February 24, 2018.

Are you looking for a night out in Las Vegas? But do not have the time to travel. We have a Vegas night for you.

$35 dollar entry fee gets you $3,500 dollars of "Casino Cash." Use it to gamble and buy raffle tickets to win some amazing donated prizes. Join us at the West Union Event Center on February 24th at 6pm!

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West Union Revolving Loan Fund Application

Posted: Wed, October 25, 2017
The purpose of the Revolving Loan Fund is to provide "gap" financing to new and expanding businesses for which credit is not otherwise available on terms and conditions, which permit completion and/or the successful operation of proposed business activities. Call Fayette County Economic Development at (563) 422-5073 with questions.
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