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How Do Economic Development Programs Impact the Local Community?

September 17, 2013 6:00 am

Cleaner, safer neighborhoods, interesting new shops, stronger commercial areas, and better transportation can all be the results of the success of economic development programs. These programs are designed to improve neighborhoods, revitalize an ailing downtown area, and take old factories...

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Civic Arena Hosts a Variety of Events in St. Joseph

September 13, 2013 6:00 am

Since 1980, the St. Joseph Civic Arena has been hosting entertainment for all ages and for all interests. From concerts, sporting events, community events, meetings, and more the interior face of the Civic Arena changes weekly. Events in October 2013,...

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Locally-Owned Businesses Thrive in Our Community

September 6, 2013 6:00 am

With the last wave of summer heat smothering the city, thoughts of snowflakes and Christmas shopping may bring a smile to some sun-burned faces. Each year the Sugarplum Festival at the Albrecht-Kemper Museum of Art is packed with customers looking...

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What is an Ideal Environment to Start a Business?

September 3, 2013 6:00 am

A place customers and suppliers can easily find it. A place that is attractive. A place that the company can expand when business starts booming. These location considerations and more are all important to take into account when finding the...

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Quality Education of Which We Are Proud

August 30, 2013 3:13 pm

From learning ABCs to writing a master’s thesis, St. Joseph offers quality education for all levels of learners. Residents and commuters from small towns and across the state can find education for multiple professions. Well-educated children help build a well-educated...

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There is Something About Living in a Midwestern City

August 27, 2013 11:11 am

There is a children’s book called, “If You’re Not From the Prairie” by David Bouchard. Throughout the colorful pages, the author praises the beauty of living in the Midwest. The sky, the wind, the grass, even the flatness and snow...

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The Pony Express Started Here

August 20, 2013 6:00 am

When we can send a letter, a photo, or a video instantly from here to China with one click of a button, it’s difficult to appreciate the speed of the Pony Express mail service that seemed close to “instant” in...

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Do Economic Development Programs Work?

August 16, 2013 6:00 am

Growth, alone, does not secure a community’s future success. That growth needs to include good-paying jobs that will keep rewarding its employees with higher salaries, benefits, and personal satisfaction. One of the major tasks of St. Joseph’s Economic Development team...

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