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Manufacturing Leaders Recognized at Statewide Event

Monday, November 26, 2018

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...
Iowa's use of special tax areas leads nation

Sunday, November 25, 2018

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...
Rural development is about more than just jobs

Friday, November 23, 2018

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...
How to launch an apprenticeship program

Monday, November 05, 2018

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...
Stress-Free Living Lives Here

Friday, November 02, 2018

  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 Make the most out of date night.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....
IOWA'S UNEMPLOYMENT RATE DROPS TO 18-YEAR LOW

Thursday, November 01, 2018

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...
Mills County eyes rail park development

Monday, October 22, 2018

(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...
Sen. Grassley Makes Stop In Mills County

Friday, September 21, 2018

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...
Mills County eyes rail park development

Thursday, September 20, 2018

(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...
FUTURE READY IOWA SUMMIT - CRESTON

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

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 that...
VentureNet Iowa: connecting companies with state funding

Friday, September 14, 2018

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 (IEDA) to provide...
AN IMPARTIAL ANALYSIS OF IOWA’S BIOSCIENCE STRENGTHS

Wednesday, September 05, 2018

The state of Iowa commissioned TEConomy Partners to conduct a thorough analysis of its bioscience capabilities.  The resulting report, "Iowa Bioscience Development:  Core Competency Analysis, Platform...
Best States Rankings

Tuesday, September 04, 2018

Measuring outcomes for citizens using more than 75 metrics Some states shine in health care. Some soar in education. Some excel in both – or in much...