The 712 Initiative

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Year Founded:
Local Leader / Exec. Director:
Sheryl Garst
Main Address:
1228 South Main Street
Council Bluffs, IA 51503

What We Do

In January 2016, The 712 Initiative was formed by the merging of three local organizations;
Bluffs Downtown, Pottawattamie County Development Corporation and Live Well Council Bluffs. Through the merger, The 712 Initiative is now filling the need for an organization that can identify and leverage opportunities around development and quality of life in Council Bluffs.

The 712 Initiative is aimed at improving the economic vitality in redevelopment areas through investments in the built environment, activating public spaces and delivering programs that increase social engagement and healthy lifestyles.

Interesting Info

The Block Party Trailer includes everything you need to host a block party for your neighborhood, and it's free!
The 712 Initiative brings $2.3 million into the local economy annually through redevelopment work and new taxes.
The 712 Initiative engaged more than 23,850 citizens in 2018.

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