Economic Gateway http://www.millscountyiowa.com Mills County Economic Development Foundation News RSS Feed Wed, 23 Jan 2019 03:24:25 -0800 en-us 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 ... Iowa's use of special tax areas leads nation http://www.millscountyiowa.com/mills/news-and-media/?item=19933 www.millscountyiowa.com/mills/news-and-media Sun, 25 Nov 2018 00:00:00 -0800 Research critical of TIF, but local officials say it's vital Iowa is the most prolific user in the nation of tax increment financing to spark economic development but is “modest” in... Rural development is about more than just jobs http://www.millscountyiowa.com/mills/news-and-media/?item=19932 www.millscountyiowa.com/mills/news-and-media Fri, 23 Nov 2018 00:00:00 -0800 Research from UI institute shows quality of life is just as important as jobs in developing struggling rural areas Iowa’s rural population has been in decline for more than a century, and man... BIG CEDAR INDUSTRIAL PARK BECOMES IOWA’S FIRST MEGA CERTIFIED SITE http://www.millscountyiowa.com/mills/news-and-media/?item=19931 www.millscountyiowa.com/mills/news-and-media Thu, 22 Nov 2018 00:00:00 -0800 Big Cedar Industrial Park becomes Iowa’s first mega certified site October 24, 2018 (DES MOINES) - Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA) Director Debi Durham joined offici... 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...