Economic Gateway http://www.millscountyiowa.com Mills County Economic Development Foundation News RSS Feed Wed, 14 Nov 2018 15:47:35 -0800 en-us In the news: $127.3 million state budget surplus http://www.millscountyiowa.com/mills/news-and-media/?item=19688 www.millscountyiowa.com/mills/news-and-media Tue, 13 Nov 2018 00:00:00 -0800 KCCI: Iowa has $127M budget surplus thanks to federal tax reform Iowa budget officials say the state budget will end its fiscal year for 2018 with a general fund surplus of about $127 million.... Iowa’s Unemployment Rate is Second Lowest in Nation http://www.millscountyiowa.com/mills/news-and-media/?item=19687 www.millscountyiowa.com/mills/news-and-media Mon, 12 Nov 2018 00:00:00 -0800 Iowa Workforce Development announced last week the state’s unemployment rate has hit 2.5%, which puts Iowa second to Hawaii in lowest unemployment rate in the country. The unemployment rate cont... Survey Results: Confidence is High in Iowa’s Economy http://www.millscountyiowa.com/mills/news-and-media/?item=19686 www.millscountyiowa.com/mills/news-and-media Sun, 11 Nov 2018 00:00:00 -0800 DES MOINES—Survey results released by the Iowa Association of Business and Industry (ABI) found members are confident about the state’s economy. “Iowa’s economy is doing wel... Leadership Iowa Participants and Locations Announced http://www.millscountyiowa.com/mills/news-and-media/?item=19685 www.millscountyiowa.com/mills/news-and-media Fri, 09 Nov 2018 00:00:00 -0800 DES MOINES—Forty leaders from across Iowa have been selected as members of the 2018-19 class of Leadership Iowa, the premier issues-awareness program of the Iowa Association of Business and Indu... Iowans Reap Benefits from Farm Bill Conservation Programs http://www.millscountyiowa.com/mills/news-and-media/?item=19684 www.millscountyiowa.com/mills/news-and-media Thu, 08 Nov 2018 00:00:00 -0800 (Des Moines) -- Iowa conservation groups are urging Congress to maintain funding for working lands conservation programs as lawmakers negotiate the pending farm bill. Nearly 98 percent of Iowa'... Economic Development Board approves awards to support three established and four start-up companies in Iowa http://www.millscountyiowa.com/mills/news-and-media/?item=19683 www.millscountyiowa.com/mills/news-and-media Wed, 07 Nov 2018 00:00:00 -0800 (DES MOINES, IA) – The Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA) Board awarded direct financial assistance and tax benefits to three companies for job creation and expansion projects. Thes... Leaving Los Angeles: How a Move to the Midwest Paid Off for the Well Pennies http://www.millscountyiowa.com/mills/news-and-media/?item=19682 www.millscountyiowa.com/mills/news-and-media Tue, 06 Nov 2018 00:00:00 -0800 Bryan and Sarah Vanderpool make soft-spoken, big-hearted folk full of lush vocal harmonies and intricate string passages. It’s a sound that translates well to television: their band, the Well Pe... How to launch an apprenticeship program http://www.millscountyiowa.com/mills/news-and-media/?item=19681 www.millscountyiowa.com/mills/news-and-media Mon, 05 Nov 2018 00:00:00 -0800 Trending in training today is an idea that has been around for centuries: apprenticeships. But today's programs are quite different from their predecessors, which were often informal, low-payin... IEDA approves funding for Iowa Bioscience Development Center http://www.millscountyiowa.com/mills/news-and-media/?item=19680 www.millscountyiowa.com/mills/news-and-media Sun, 04 Nov 2018 00:00:00 -0700 The Iowa Economic Development Authority board on Friday approved $4.5 million in funding for the creation of the Iowa Bioscience Development Center.   The grant for the Iowa Bioscience Develop... Stress-Free Living Lives Here http://www.millscountyiowa.com/mills/news-and-media/?item=19679 www.millscountyiowa.com/mills/news-and-media Fri, 02 Nov 2018 00:00:00 -0700   Get more out of family time. Make the most out of date night. Put your career in the fast lane. With Iowa, it’s all possible. Learn more about what’s waiting for you at iowae... $1.7 MILLION AWARDED TO IOWA COMMUNITIES FOR INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECTS http://www.millscountyiowa.com/mills/news-and-media/?item=19677 www.millscountyiowa.com/mills/news-and-media Thu, 01 Nov 2018 00:00:00 -0700 $1.7 million awarded to Iowa communities for infrastructure projects (Des Moines, IA) – Awards totaling $1.7 million were announced  for four communities across Iowa. The Iowa Econo... IOWA'S UNEMPLOYMENT RATE DROPS TO 18-YEAR LOW http://www.millscountyiowa.com/mills/news-and-media/?item=19678 www.millscountyiowa.com/mills/news-and-media Thu, 01 Nov 2018 00:00:00 -0700 Iowa's Unemployment Rate Drops to 18-Year Low Iowa’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate dropped to 2.6 percent in July. The state’s jobless rate was 3.1 percent one year ago. The... Mills County eyes rail park development http://www.millscountyiowa.com/mills/news-and-media/?item=19530 www.millscountyiowa.com/mills/news-and-media Mon, 22 Oct 2018 00:00:00 -0700 (Glenwood) -- Mills County officials are hoping to lure more businesses and industries by rail. The county's economic development foundation is working closely with Burlington Northern Santa Fe... Iowa’s pheasant population second highest in a decade http://www.millscountyiowa.com/mills/news-and-media/?item=18972 www.millscountyiowa.com/mills/news-and-media Wed, 26 Sep 2018 00:00:00 -0700 Iowa’s pheasant hunters can expect to find more birds this fall when they head to the fields, predict state wildlife experts. That forecast is based on the recently completed statewide populatio... Remote and quiet, Willow Slough is a Mills County treasure http://www.millscountyiowa.com/mills/news-and-media/?item=18971 www.millscountyiowa.com/mills/news-and-media Mon, 24 Sep 2018 00:00:00 -0700 Willow Slough Wildlife Area is the solution to the problem of what to do with land too wet to farm. The popular marsh in northeast Mills County has been drawing duck and goose hunters from southwes... Sen. Grassley Makes Stop In Mills County http://www.millscountyiowa.com/mills/news-and-media/?item=18970 www.millscountyiowa.com/mills/news-and-media Fri, 21 Sep 2018 00:00:00 -0700 PACIFIC JUNCTION - U.S. Sen. Charles Grassley (R-Iowa) made an appearance at AgriVision Equipment Thursday, Aug. 9, during his annual summer swing through southwest Iowa. Grassley discussed several... Mills County eyes rail park development http://www.millscountyiowa.com/mills/news-and-media/?item=19237 www.millscountyiowa.com/mills/news-and-media Thu, 20 Sep 2018 00:00:00 -0700 (Glenwood) -- Mills County officials are hoping to lure more businesses and industries by rail. The county's economic development foundation is working closely with Burlington Northern Santa Fe... FUTURE READY IOWA SUMMIT - CRESTON http://www.millscountyiowa.com/mills/news-and-media/?item=18969 www.millscountyiowa.com/mills/news-and-media Wed, 19 Sep 2018 00:00:00 -0700 Future Ready Iowa regional summits, taking place October 25, 2018, will bring together key stakeholders in education, business, economic development and community to create local strategies ... APPLE TO BUILD 100 PERCENT WIND-POWERED DATA CENTER IN IOWA http://www.millscountyiowa.com/mills/news-and-media/?item=18968 www.millscountyiowa.com/mills/news-and-media Mon, 17 Sep 2018 00:00:00 -0700 Apple announced it will build a new $1.375 billion data center in Waukee, Iowa, which will be 100 percent powered by wind energy. While there are a number of reasons Apple chose this locatio... VentureNet Iowa: connecting companies with state funding http://www.millscountyiowa.com/mills/news-and-media/?item=18967 www.millscountyiowa.com/mills/news-and-media Fri, 14 Sep 2018 00:00:00 -0700 For ten years now, VentureNet Iowa has been helping companies find the right resources and funding. Since 2008, VentureNet has contracted with the Iowa Economic Development Authority... Paul Pate: Record number of businesses starting in Iowa http://www.millscountyiowa.com/mills/news-and-media/?item=18966 www.millscountyiowa.com/mills/news-and-media Wed, 12 Sep 2018 00:00:00 -0700 Iowa has a strong history of robust public-private partnerships that work collaboratively to help businesses grow and create economic opportunity for Iowans. Small business is the backbone of our econ... 5 CAN’T-MISS STORIES FOR BIO WORLD CONGRESS ATTENDEES http://www.millscountyiowa.com/mills/news-and-media/?item=18965 www.millscountyiowa.com/mills/news-and-media Mon, 10 Sep 2018 00:00:00 -0700 Iowa is the best place in the country for renewable chemical production. Curious why? Read this impartial report on Iowa’s bioscience strengths from TEConomy Partners. Then, stop by Boot... INSIDE THE U.S. NEWS RANKING: IOWA MAKES HOME OWNERSHIP POSSIBLE (PART 2) http://www.millscountyiowa.com/mills/news-and-media/?item=18964 www.millscountyiowa.com/mills/news-and-media Fri, 07 Sep 2018 00:00:00 -0700 Iowa is the top state in the country according to U.S. News & World Report. This series of three articles will explain why Iowa won the title of “Best State.” Part 1:&n... START WINNING SMALL BUSINESS INNOVATION RESEARCH FUNDS IN IOWA http://www.millscountyiowa.com/mills/news-and-media/?item=18963 www.millscountyiowa.com/mills/news-and-media Thu, 06 Sep 2018 00:00:00 -0700 The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program is a competitive program that encourages small businesses in the U.S. to engage in research and development (R&D) with the potential for comme... AN IMPARTIAL ANALYSIS OF IOWA’S BIOSCIENCE STRENGTHS http://www.millscountyiowa.com/mills/news-and-media/?item=18962 www.millscountyiowa.com/mills/news-and-media Wed, 05 Sep 2018 00:00:00 -0700 The state of Iowa commissioned TEConomy Partners to conduct a thorough analysis of its bioscience capabilities.  The resulting report, "Iowa Bioscience Development:  Core Competenc...