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  • Monday, December 22, 2014 3:38 PM
    The Iowa City-based think tank Iowa Policy Project on Friday lauded Battelle Memorial Institute's nearly 200-page analysis of Iowa's economic development efforts, including its call for better education and action to ensure that roads are maintained. 

  • BY PERRY BEEMAN
    Monday, December 22, 2014 3:25 PM
    Ankeny business leaders and philanthropists Dennis and Susan Albaugh on Monday donated $1 million for an expansion of the Ankeny Community School District's football stadium and another $1 million to expand Des Moines Area Community College's culinary institute, which will  be renamed in their honor. 

  • Friday, December 19, 2014 3:15 PM
    Employers Mutual Casualty Co. was approved today for $2 million in state High Quality Jobs Program tax credits in connection with a $23 million construction project at Eighth and Walnut streets in Des Moines. 

  • BY PERRY BEEMAN
    Thursday, December 18, 2014 4:48 PM
    Iowa's economy is struggling more than it should and the state needs to simplify its tax code, find cash for roadway projects and establish incentives to lure workers to Iowa, the Battelle Memorial Institute found in an 18-month study released today. 

  • Friday, December 12, 2014 10:57 AM
    Iowa Fertilizer Co. reported recently that it will need another $100 million to build its $2 billion fertilizer plant in Lee County, reports DesMoinesRegister.com. 

  • Cultivation Corridor begins to sprout
    BY PERRY BEEMAN
    Friday, December 12, 2014 6:00 AM

    The Cultivation Corridor messaging has been planted in Central Iowa, and now backers have a to-do list to help it grow.

     

  • Wednesday, December 10, 2014 3:35 PM
    The Iowa Chamber Alliance, representing 16 chambers of commerce and economic development organizations, called for a simpler tax structure, wider access to broadband, and greater spending on road projects as part of its legislative agenda, released Wednesday. 

  • Tuesday, December 09, 2014 3:42 PM
    Competition among the jobless for employment has hit the lowest level since early in the recession, according to the U.S. Department of Labor, MarketWatch reported 

  • Thursday, December 04, 2014 4:04 PM
    The Iowa Venture Award is presented to Iowa companies that have made significant contributions to the Iowa economy through investment, expansion and the creation of job opportunities. 

  • Wednesday, December 03, 2014 3:02 PM
    The Greater Des Moines Partnership's legislative agenda, released at a luncheon featuring key lawmakers Wednesday, includes its support for a new biochemical production tax credit. 

  • Tuesday, December 02, 2014 2:31 PM
    The Iowa Department of Revenue's monthly measure of the state economy dropped to 109 in October from 109.4 in September, the largest drop since April 2009, according to a release. 

  • Wednesday, November 26, 2014 1:22 PM
    IOWA Approach, an Iowa City-based medical-device company, has received an equity investment from Boston Scientific Corp. for its patent-pending atrial fibrillation ablation technology. 

  • A professional trifecta
    BY PERRY BEEMAN
    Friday, November 21, 2014 6:00 AM

    A friend told Eugene Meyer he is coming up on a professional trifecta. That makes it sound as though the longtime Greater Des Moines civil servant and economic-development facilitator is gambling, and in a way he is. He’s gambling that he doesn’t get buried with work.

     

  • BY PERRY BEEMAN
    Monday, November 17, 2014 4:34 PM

    Des Moines' Wells Fargo Arena has landed first- and second-round men's basketball tournament games in March 2016, the NCAA announced Monday.

     
     

  • Monday, November 17, 2014 10:30 AM

    Spending at bars and restaurants increased in October for the sixth straight month, one of many signs that the economic recovery is gaining weight, MarketWatch reported.


     


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