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Please be advised: Due to COVID-19, UCDA offices are closed to the public until further notice. Employees are working under alternative work arrangements. We appreciate your patience and understanding during this unprecedented time.
COVID-19 IMPACT SURVEY
The Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA) needs to assess the impact of the pandemic in Iowa. To assist in these efforts, please complete this survey, developed by University of Northern Iowa – Institute for Decision Making, to tell us what your business is experiencing and how your business is handling the current crisis.
Below Are Some Additional Resources For You:
Iowa Small Business Relief Grant and Tax Deferral Application
SBA Disaster Loan Assistance
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Welcome to Union County, Iowa. We invite you to Rise Up with us, as we are located in the southern part of Iowa at the highest point of the BNSF railway between Galesburg, Illinois and Lincoln, Nebraska.
Creston is the county seat of Union County and is the largest city west of I-35 and south of I-80 in Iowa, making it a regional retail hub. Creston has many unique shops and boutiques where hospitality is of the highest priority. Creston continues to be a growing hub city for southwest Iowa.
Union County is the home of Greater Regional Health, Southwestern Community College (SWCC) and Buena Vista University (BVU). Union county has a strong manufacturing, retail and service base. We have a variety of outdoor amenities, ideal for hiking, hunting, fishing and general outdoor enjoyment.
Our second largest city, Afton, features a newly renovated fairgrounds for our county fair and serves as a multipurpose venue location as well.
Union County truly has something to offer for everyone - we look forward to your visit!
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An information specialist who assists small business owners in finding solutions to their most pressing questions by facilitating connections to the right people, data and resources.
Starting and expanding your business is hard.
At the UNI Center for Business Growth, they can provide you with the information and resources you need to grow your business the right way.