Economic Gateway http://www.millscountyiowa.com Mills County Economic Development Foundation News RSS Feed Wed, 20 Mar 2019 12:24:01 -0700 en-us Here’s the No. 1 state for jobs in the U.S. — and it’s not California or New York http://www.millscountyiowa.com/mills/news-and-media/?item=20502 www.millscountyiowa.com/mills/news-and-media Fri, 08 Mar 2019 00:00:00 -0800 The U.S. economy added 304,000 jobs in January, but not all jobs are created equally The U.S. added 304,000 jobs in January, as the country continued to enjoy the best labor market in decades.... Valuable Events: All Year Long, All Over Iowa http://www.millscountyiowa.com/mills/news-and-media/?item=20501 www.millscountyiowa.com/mills/news-and-media Wed, 06 Mar 2019 00:00:00 -0800 Around this time of year, people begin to finalize their plans to attend ABI's annual Taking Care of Business Conference. If you haven't done that yet, you should. There is no better v... The Importance of Real Service http://www.millscountyiowa.com/mills/news-and-media/?item=20500 www.millscountyiowa.com/mills/news-and-media Mon, 04 Mar 2019 00:00:00 -0800 Companies that underestimate the customer experience do so at their own peril. Some 77% of U.S. adults say that valuing their time is the most important thing a company can do to provide them with goo... Iowa Business Day on the Hill http://www.millscountyiowa.com/mills/news-and-media/?item=20499 www.millscountyiowa.com/mills/news-and-media Fri, 01 Mar 2019 00:00:00 -0800 DATE: March 13, 2019 TIME: 08:30 AM See more event details here.  ... ABI Advocates for One-week Waiting Period http://www.millscountyiowa.com/mills/news-and-media/?item=20498 www.millscountyiowa.com/mills/news-and-media Wed, 27 Feb 2019 00:00:00 -0800 ABI and its members know and experience Iowa’s workforce shortage more than any other organization. Currently in Iowa, there are more jobs available than people to fill the jobs, including those... Lt. Governor Adam Gregg and Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig participate in Trade Mission to Colombia, Panama http://www.millscountyiowa.com/mills/news-and-media/?item=20496 www.millscountyiowa.com/mills/news-and-media Mon, 25 Feb 2019 00:00:00 -0800 DES MOINES – Lt. Governor Adam Gregg and Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig participated in an international trade mission to South America, led by Iowa Economic Development Authority ... NATIONAL PLAN FOR VACATION DAY ENCOURAGES AMERICANS TO TRAVEL http://www.millscountyiowa.com/mills/news-and-media/?item=20495 www.millscountyiowa.com/mills/news-and-media Fri, 22 Feb 2019 00:00:00 -0800 New Iowa Travel Guide, Along the Route tool provide inspiration for Iowa vacations  Des Moines, Iowa — The Iowa Tourism Office joined destination marketing organ... PDI Spring Event http://www.millscountyiowa.com/mills/news-and-media/?item=20403 www.millscountyiowa.com/mills/news-and-media Thu, 21 Feb 2019 00:00:00 -0800 ... PDI Spring Event http://www.millscountyiowa.com/mills/news-and-media/?item=20405 www.millscountyiowa.com/mills/news-and-media Thu, 21 Feb 2019 00:00:00 -0800 Attend PDI's spring event at Forte' Banquet & Conference Center Des Moines, IA! Mark your calendars for May 8, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Continue to the PDI website ... New Superintendent Settling In At Fremont-Mills http://www.millscountyiowa.com/mills/news-and-media/?item=20394 www.millscountyiowa.com/mills/news-and-media Mon, 18 Feb 2019 00:00:00 -0800 TABOR - As principal in the Riverside School District, David Gute could always rely on his boss for questions. Now, Gute is the boss. Gute was tapped as superintendent for both the Fremont-Mills a... IPPA invites farmers to regional conferences http://www.millscountyiowa.com/mills/news-and-media/?item=20497 www.millscountyiowa.com/mills/news-and-media Sat, 16 Feb 2019 00:00:00 -0800 (Clive)--The Iowa Pork Producers Association is inviting the state's pig farmers to attend one of the five Iowa Pork Regional Conferences being held in February. The events are being held at diffe... Newly elected governor Kim Reynolds follows a long line of trailblazing Iowa women http://www.millscountyiowa.com/mills/news-and-media/?item=20393 www.millscountyiowa.com/mills/news-and-media Fri, 15 Feb 2019 00:00:00 -0800 The past year was a remarkable one for women in Iowa. Kim Reynolds became the first Iowa woman to win a governor’s election. Abby Finkenauer and Cindy Axne were the first Iowa women elected t... Relationship education available for farm couples http://www.millscountyiowa.com/mills/news-and-media/?item=20392 www.millscountyiowa.com/mills/news-and-media Wed, 13 Feb 2019 00:00:00 -0800 (Ames)--The stress of farming can strain a couple’s relationship, but the relationship doesn’t have to break, says Dr. David Brown, a human sciences specialist with Iowa State University E... How to Navigate the U.S. or Foreign Markets http://www.millscountyiowa.com/mills/news-and-media/?item=20391 www.millscountyiowa.com/mills/news-and-media Mon, 11 Feb 2019 00:00:00 -0800 Having a strong advisory team can help companies seeking a new market in the U.S. or abroad achieve success. For companies based abroad, the U.S. market represents both opportunity and risk. The U.... For Food Manufacturers, the Right Economic Development Partner Is Critical http://www.millscountyiowa.com/mills/news-and-media/?item=20390 www.millscountyiowa.com/mills/news-and-media Fri, 08 Feb 2019 00:00:00 -0800 The ever-evolving food industry requires plenty of due diligence and community support in order to execute an effective relocation or expansion strategy. The future of food manufacturing in the Uni... Collaborative Project Delivery Increases Efficiency and Cuts Design/Construction Costs http://www.millscountyiowa.com/mills/news-and-media/?item=20389 www.millscountyiowa.com/mills/news-and-media Wed, 06 Feb 2019 00:00:00 -0800 When design/construction teams and owners work together as a cohesive unit, the results include lower costs, higher efficiency, and a smoother workflow. Companies need to get more product out of th... EMPLOYEE AND NEW HIRE TRAINING PROGRAMS FOR IOWA COMPANIES http://www.millscountyiowa.com/mills/news-and-media/?item=20388 www.millscountyiowa.com/mills/news-and-media Mon, 04 Feb 2019 00:00:00 -0800 Iowa’s workforce is well-educated, highly regarded and ready to learn. The Iowa Economic Development Authority administers a number of programs to support companies seeking to train po... U.S. NEWS RANKING: PART 3 http://www.millscountyiowa.com/mills/news-and-media/?item=20387 www.millscountyiowa.com/mills/news-and-media Fri, 01 Feb 2019 00:00:00 -0800 Iowa is the top state in the country according to U.S. News & World Report. Check out our series explaining why Iowa won the title of “Best State.” Read full article.&nbsp... 2019 Mentorship Application for Harvesting Our Potential Program is Open http://www.millscountyiowa.com/mills/news-and-media/?item=20386 www.millscountyiowa.com/mills/news-and-media Thu, 31 Jan 2019 00:00:00 -0800 The Women, Food and Agriculture Network is excited to launch our application process for the Harvesting Our Potential program in 2019. This program helps train aspiring women farmers by givi... BOARD ACTION: ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT BOARD APPROVES AWARDS TO SUPPORT 218 NEW JOBS AND MORE THAN $76 MILLION IN CAPITAL INVESTMENT IN IOWA http://www.millscountyiowa.com/mills/news-and-media/?item=20385 www.millscountyiowa.com/mills/news-and-media Tue, 29 Jan 2019 00:00:00 -0800 Economic Development Board approves awards to support 218 new jobs and more than $76 million in capital investment in Iowa  December 21, 2018 (DES MOINES, IA) – The Iowa Economic Develop... Nebraska-based Grocer Acquiring Glenwood Store http://www.millscountyiowa.com/mills/news-and-media/?item=19965 www.millscountyiowa.com/mills/news-and-media Wed, 05 Dec 2018 00:00:00 -0800 Newman's Thrftway To Become Russ's Market Lincoln, Neb.-based B&R Stores is acquiring the Newman’s Thriftway grocery store in Glenwood from longtime grocer Dan Newman, who is reti... A New Oasis http://www.millscountyiowa.com/mills/news-and-media/?item=19963 www.millscountyiowa.com/mills/news-and-media Fri, 30 Nov 2018 00:00:00 -0800 Glenwood Couple Turning Former Restaurant Site Into Urban Park A parcel of land that once housed the popular Oasis restaurant is being transformed into an urban oasis by the new owners of the prope... December Start Date Possible For Athletic Complex http://www.millscountyiowa.com/mills/news-and-media/?item=19964 www.millscountyiowa.com/mills/news-and-media Fri, 30 Nov 2018 00:00:00 -0800 Work on the stalled Glenwood Athletic Complex project could begin as early as Dec. 1 if all goes as planned with revised architectural specifications and plans, according to Glenwood Community School ... Gov. Reynolds announces new, real-world professional learning opportunities for students http://www.millscountyiowa.com/mills/news-and-media/?item=19948 www.millscountyiowa.com/mills/news-and-media Wed, 28 Nov 2018 00:00:00 -0800 The Iowa Governor’s STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Advisory Council has awarded 13 new STEM BEST (Businesses Engaging Students and Teachers) projects across Iowa for a t... Manufacturing Leaders Recognized at Statewide Event http://www.millscountyiowa.com/mills/news-and-media/?item=19934 www.millscountyiowa.com/mills/news-and-media Mon, 26 Nov 2018 00:00:00 -0800 In its fourth annual Legends in Iowa Manufacturing event, Elevate Advanced Manufacturing, a program of the Iowa Association of Business and Industry (ABI), recognized leaders in manufacturing at ...