WHO WE ARE

West Branch Community Development Group is a non-profit volunteer-driven organization working through the combination of public, private, and commercial interests to strengthen our historic Main Street district for the benefit of our community as a whole.

We are proud to be accredited by Main Street Iowa and Main Street America. West Branch received its accreditation as a Main Street Community in June 2006 after the Friends of Historic West Branch raised more than $166,000 in pledges from the community to support revitalization and economic development through historic preservation of the community’s downtown district. Since then more than $3,000,000.00 has been invested in West Branch’s historic Main Street District.

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HOW WE WORK

WBCDG utilizes The Main Street Four Point Approach® which is a community-driven, and comprehensive strategy that encourages economic development through Design, Economic Vitality, Promotion, and Organization.

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PROMOTION

Market Main Street West Branch through advertising, retail activities, special events, and community festivals

Committee chaired by Stacy Waters.

DESIGN

Keep Main Street looking beautiful and preserve our historic character.

Committee chaired by Nick Shimmin.

ECONOMIC VITALITY

Strengthen the community’s economic assets by helping local businesses expand and recruiting new ones to respond to the current market.

Committee co-chaired by Cassie Pluim and Marcy Willier.

ORGANIZATION

Enlist and inspire the community to work toward shared goals by engaging volunteers and garnering funding

Committee chaired by Steven Grace.

 
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