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  • Friday, September 04, 2015 3:11 PM
    The estimated average contribution rate of Iowa employers to the state unemployment compensation fund will increase to 1.57 percent in 2016 from 1.24 percent this year, according to a release from Iowa Workforce Development (IWD). 

  • Thursday, September 03, 2015 10:48 AM
    A poor first quarter forced Iowa to play catch-up for most of 2014, and the state's economic growth was below the national average, the Wall Street Journal reported, based on U.S. Commerce Department Data. 

  • Wednesday, September 02, 2015 2:46 PM
    The Iowa Leading Indicators Index dropped for the seventh consecutive month in July, marking the fourth month this year in which the index has met the two key measures that signal a coming contraction: a six-month annualized change in the index below -2 percent and a six-month diffusion index below 50, according to a release. 

  • BY BUSINESS RECORD STAFF
    Wednesday, September 02, 2015 11:12 AM
    U.S. private employers added fewer than expected workers in August, but the labor market momentum likely remains strong enough for the Federal Reserve to consider an interest rate hike this year, Reuters reported. 

  • BY BUSINESS RECORD STAFF
    Tuesday, September 01, 2015 3:14 PM
    Iowa Business Council members expect a good Iowa economy in the next six months, but they aren't as excited as they were the past few quarters. 

  • Tuesday, September 01, 2015 3:14 PM
    About one in five U.S. workers is concerned about facing a pay cut soon, according to new data from Gallup, The Hill reported. 

  • Tuesday, September 01, 2015 10:52 AM
    The U.S. Small Business Administration and Small Business Majority are starting a campaign to help reduce persistently high unemployment among young workers, by encouraging small businesses to hire them.  

  • A Closer Look: David Chivers
    BY MEGAN VERHELST
    Friday, August 28, 2015 6:00 AM
    At 39 years old, Chivers has followed that road through industries including nonprofits, education, marketing and consumer packaged goods. A few times, he’s landed in media. His first job was actually delivering The Des Moines Register.  

  • BY KENT DARR
    Thursday, August 27, 2015 3:00 PM
    The second round of applications for state tax incentives geared for housing projects has been completed, with nine projects in Des Moines and two in Johnston approved for a total of $7.2 million. 

  • BY BUSINESS RECORD STAFF
    Thursday, August 27, 2015 10:31 AM
    The U.S. economy was in even better shape than we thought between April and June, CNN Money reported. 

  • Wednesday, August 26, 2015 11:11 AM
    Iowa will receive $190,000 through a U.S. Small Business Administration program designed to support activities to increase exporting by small businesses. 

  • Tuesday, August 25, 2015 10:51 AM
    Last Saturday, thousands of workers from across Iowa came out to support Workshift, a national good jobs campaign focused on engaging Americans to set a new people-driven standard for good jobs, and interacted with an art installation at the Iowa State Fair. 

  • Friday, August 21, 2015 3:49 PM
    Iowa's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate increased slightly to 3.8 percent in July from 3.7 percent in June. 

  • BY KENT DARR
    Friday, August 21, 2015 3:39 PM
    The Iowa Economic Development Authority agreed today to more than double the amount of tax incentives for Kum & Go's corporate headquarters in downtown Des Moines. 

  • 40 wise ways to be a successful YP in Greater Des Moines
    BY MEGAN VERHELST
    Friday, August 21, 2015 6:00 AM
     


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