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ABI Advocates for One-week Waiting Period

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

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...
NATIONAL PLAN FOR VACATION DAY ENCOURAGES AMERICANS TO TRAVEL

Friday, February 22, 2019

New Iowa Travel Guide, Along the Route tool provide inspiration for Iowa vacations  Des Moines, Iowa — The Iowa Tourism Office joined destination marketing organizations around the country to mark National Plan...
PDI Spring Event

Thursday, February 21, 2019

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...
IPPA invites farmers to regional conferences

Saturday, February 16, 2019

(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....
Relationship education available for farm couples

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

(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...
How to Navigate the U.S. or Foreign Markets

Monday, February 11, 2019

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...
U.S. NEWS RANKING: PART 3

Friday, February 01, 2019

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...
PDI TFI #ThisisIowa Legislative Showcase

Thursday, January 24, 2019

It is vital that you attend this year's showcase to share with legislators the importance of economic development tools for the growth of the State...
Nebraska-based Grocer Acquiring Glenwood Store

Wednesday, December 05, 2018

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...
A New Oasis

Friday, November 30, 2018

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...
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...
Entertainment Abounds in Mills County, Iowa

Friday, July 20, 2018

During the summer months, rural communities around the country enjoy the classic festivals that boast parades, funnel cakes, carnival rides and midway games. These are...
IWCC dedicates Lisle Center Tuesday

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

(Clarinda) -- Iowa Western Community College officials are paying tribute to a Clarinda resident who made a lasting impact on the school. Dedication ceremonies for the...
TIMING AND LOCATIONS OF LABORSHED STUDIES RELEASED

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Iowa Workforce Development (IWD) in partnership with the Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA) agreed to finance a Laborshed Study for one community in every county across the...
New Glenwood Chamber Executive Director

Wednesday, May 02, 2018

Glenwood, Iowa ( May 2, 2018 ) The Glenwood Area Chamber of Commerce is excited to announce that Rachel Reis has been named Executive Director...
Job Opportunity: Glenwood Area Chamber Director

Thursday, April 05, 2018

Mills County is looking for an outgoing, dynamic leader with strong communication and networking skills to lead the Glenwood Area Chamber of Commerce! Glenwood Area Chamber...
Iowa Knows How to Welcome Home Troops

Monday, March 26, 2018

Home Base Iowa is an innovative program that is part of welcoming our troops back from battle with hope. It is a unique program that...
Christianson Property in Mills County

Monday, March 19, 2018

Christianson Property is located in Eagle Crossing Industrial Park. This site is within a TIF District with Mills County ready to work with developers and...
Brandt Root Property in Mills County

Monday, March 12, 2018

The Brandt Root Property is an open site perfectly situated at the Northwest Corner of the I-29 / Highway 370 interchange in Mills County. The...
Monte West Property in Malvern

Monday, February 26, 2018

Malvern is a thriving community in Mills County with a high quality of life for those who live and work in this community. Monte West Property...
Taco Rides are Hot in Mineola

Monday, February 05, 2018

Mineola is an unincorporated village in the beautiful Loess Hills of Mills County. The Loess Hills are part of the Wabash Trail known throughout the...
“The Eagle Has Landed”...Literally

Monday, January 29, 2018

Folks in Pacific Junction can utter this well-known phrase on a daily basis with an eagle’s nest near the new industrial park aptly named the...
Chat Mobility Keeps Iowa Connected

Monday, December 11, 2017

Chat Mobility is a leader in providing world class cellular and 4G LTE (high-speed) data services to rural customers throughout Southwest and South Central Iowa...
Bunge Achieves Success in Southwest Iowa

Monday, November 20, 2017

Mills County is proud to have a variety of industries contributing to our healthy economy. Food Processing is one of those target industries that thrives...
Eagle Crossing Business Park

Monday, October 16, 2017

When businesses are considering relocation, a primary concern is often transportation infrastructure and logistics. Mills County understands how crucial strong and diverse infrastructure is to...
Ground Broken On New BP Station / Store

Monday, October 02, 2017

Chamber of commerce, economic development and elected leaders joined Lincoln Farm & Home owners Mark and Nancy Lincoln and their son Nate for a ground-breaking...
Ground Broken On New BP Station / Store

Tuesday, August 08, 2017

Chamber of commerce, economic development and elected leaders joined Lincoln Farm & Home owners Mark and Nancy Lincoln and their son Nate for a ground-breaking...
How to Make $3 Billion

Monday, August 07, 2017

When the Iowa Governor’s Office told everyone in January that 2017 would be the “Year of Manufacturing,” business investors took notice. After all, Iowa is a...
Malvern Main Street Revitalization!

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Malvern’s historic downtown has spent the last 2 years working on a downtown façade improvement project which encompasses 19 facades and had a budget of...
Vermeer Groundbreaking!

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

On April 30th, 2015, Vermeer celebrated a groundbreaking on 221st Street south of Glenwood for the construction of a 5,000 SF sales and service facility....
Subway Celebrates 20 years in Glenwood!

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Subway celebrated 20 years in Glenwood in January 2015.  On April 2nd, they opened a new facility at their same location on South Locust Street...
Bomgaars Opens in Glenwood!

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

In November, Glenwood and southwest Iowa welcomed Bomgaars!  A 24,000 SF facility providing farm and home inventory opened at the intersection of Hwy. 34 and...
Highway 34/Missouri River Bridge Opens!

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

After close to 25 years of planning, lobbying, and tireless volunteer hours by two very passionate southwest Iowa businessmen, the Highway 34/Missouri River Bridge opened...
Mills County Law Enforcement Center Opens!

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

The Mills County Law Enforcement Center opened in September 2014, located at 600 Industrial Avenue in Glenwood.  This new facility replaces the former location on...
Bomgaars is coming to Glenwood!

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Good News for Glenwood/Mills County and the surrounding area...Bomgaars is making Glenwood home to another one of their over 60 locations!  Bomgaars is a perfect...
Heartland 2050 segment at KETV

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

http://www.ketv.com/news/local-news/KETV-Chronicle-Heartland-2050/-/9674510/22633510/-/unoc8mz/-/index.html   Heartland 2050 is a long-term vision of the future for the two-state, eight-county region, based on the core values of area residents. Heartland 2050 is an...
Photos of the new bridge project!

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

A new photo from the Highway 34 bridge project on June 18th, 2013, this picture is looking towards the Iowa side.
Highway 34/Missouri River Bridge Project Update

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Construction has continued and progressed well this summer of 2012.  This transportation corridor will connect I-29 in Iowa with U.S. 75 in Nebraska by realigning...
Mills County EDF Annual Dinner & Business Meeting

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Tuesday, September 18th, 2012 5:30 p.m. Bella Terre Reception Hall & Vineyard located north of Glenwood Agenda: Business Meeting to elect officers & new board members EDF...
Shopko Management Mum On Future Of Glenwood Store

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Hy-Vee is acquiring the Shopko Pharmacy in Glenwood, but management from Wisconsin-based Shopko has declined to answer questions concerning the future of the Shopko Hometown...