Economic Development

Baxter IowaBaxter Economic Development Corporation (BEDCO) is comprised of seven community volunteers responsible for the future growth of business, industry and housing in Baxter. BEDCO is responsible for establishing Tax Increment Financing (TIF) areas throughout the community, supplying necessary funds to accomplish such goals. Along with the Mayor and City Council, this group has completed many successful projects since its formation in 1988.

BEDCO was recertified in April of 2000 by the Iowa Department of Economic Development as meeting the requirements for the Community Economic Preparedness Program (CEPP) in the area of commercial and industrial development.


  • President - Katie Petermeier
  • Vice President - Jon Northrup
  • Treasurer - Katie Mills
  • Secretary - Amanda Moorman

Baxter Economic Development Meetings are held the first Monday of each month.

Meeting time is 5:30 pm in the City Council Chambers at City Hall.

Anyone wishing to become a member or participate in the meetings is welcome.

Baxter Economic Development Corporation (BEDCO)
From left: Ryan McKinney, Alliance Construction Group; Korey Marsh, Snyder & Associates, Inc.; Gennypher Popenhagen, Mayor; Danielle Brannen, State Savings Bank; Jason DeGraff, Alliance Construction Group; and Jon Northrup, BEDCO, Vice-President.
Meeting Title Meeting Date Sort ascending Agenda File Minutes File
BEDCO Meeting Agenda Minutes
BEDCO Special Meeting Minutes
BEDCO Meeting Minutes
BEDCO Meeting Minutes