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  • Monday, June 27, 2016 11:00 AM
    U.S. states can expand registered apprenticeship programs in good-paying job fields such as information technology, health care, advanced manufacturing, building trades, cybersecurity and business services, using a new U.S. Department of Labor grant. 

  • Monday, June 27, 2016 10:59 AM
    West Des Moines and Des Moines were ranked among the top 10 cities in the country in which to retire by a new report from 

  • Friday, June 24, 2016 3:43 PM
    Metropolitan areas accounted for 96.5 percent of new jobs created in 2015 -- the most since 2000 -- and nearly 99 percent of the increase in gross domestic product, according to a report released today to mark the start of the U.S. Conference of Mayors in Indianapolis.

  • Friday, June 24, 2016 11:13 AM
    A federal report finds Iowans are paying less at the grocery store for a variety of products, including: pork, poultry, eggs, dairy products and fresh vegetables. Food prices overall have fallen five out of the last seven months.

  • Friday, June 24, 2016 11:12 AM
    Late evening dining will be coming to the Amana Colonies in the fall. Millstream Brewing Co. has purchased the Colony Inn Restaurant in Amana with plans to open Millstream Brau Haus.

  • Thursday, June 23, 2016 3:24 PM
    The Greater Des Moines Partnership has received two awards from the Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives (ACCE).

  • Thursday, June 23, 2016 3:20 PM
    Linn County could have a decision on a study committee's recommendation to create a new county minimum wage of $8.25 an hour before fall.

    Thursday, June 23, 2016 3:10 PM
    Joseph Jones, a Drake alumnus and former legislative assistant to retired U.S. Sen. Tom Harkin, has been hired as executive director of the Harkin Institute for Public Policy and Citizen Engagement at Drake University.

  • Wednesday, June 22, 2016 3:09 PM
    Maximum weekly benefits paid to Iowans receiving unemployment insurance benefits and to workers injured on the job will increase July 3, Iowa Workforce Development announced.

    Wednesday, June 22, 2016 3:04 PM
    The city of West Des Moines will launch a series of small-business courses for Central Iowa businesses beginning in July.

  • Wednesday, June 22, 2016 12:21 PM
    The partner agencies leading Iowa's implementation of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act will host One Door: Many Paths, a conference to comprehensively address workforce issues across the state. 

    Wednesday, June 22, 2016 10:39 AM
    Waukee city officials have asked to appear June 27 before the West Des Moines City Council to seek support for plans by Holmes Murphy & Associates to leave West Des Moines and build a corporate campus in Waukee's Kettlestone development area.

  • Tuesday, June 21, 2016 3:02 PM
    The 140-member Adel Partners Chamber of Commerce has joined the Greater Des Moines Partnership as an affiliate chamber, according to a release.

  • Tuesday, June 21, 2016 10:53 AM
    The city of Ankeny has been recognized as the 40th Home Base Iowa Community in the state and the fifth community in Polk County.

  • Monday, June 20, 2016 10:12 AM
    Metro municipal leaders in the Des Moines area say that if the minimum wage is raised, it should be by the state, but they will wait to see what dollar figure Polk County will select before deciding whether to opt out.

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