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  • BY CHRIS CONETZKEY
    Monday, May 23, 2016 10:38 AM
    When I first moved to Des Moines five years ago, as editor, one of the questions I would get asked all the time was "What's your coverage area?" Seems like a straightforward question, right? We're the Des Moines Business Record, after all, so we cover Des Moines business. Yet I found it hard to answer.


  • Friday, May 20, 2016 3:40 PM
    Las Vegas-based Scientific Games Corp. plans expansions of its facilities in Des Moines and Cedar Falls that are expected to create 51 new jobs in the state. 

  • Friday, May 20, 2016 3:40 PM
    The Iowa Economic Development Authority board today also provided funding to three Greater Des Moines-based startups based on recommendations from the Technology Commercialization Committee:

  • Friday, May 20, 2016 1:32 PM
    Iowa's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate rose to 3.9 percent in April from 3.8 percent in March.

  • BY JOE GARDYASZ
    Friday, May 20, 2016 10:42 AM
    African-Americans experience joblessness at a rate more than two times that of whites in Des Moines, a sign of the racial wealth divide that's prevalent across the United States.

  • BY JOE GARDYASZ
    Friday, May 20, 2016 6:00 AM
    Frank Liebl winces when he still hears someone refer to his city as “poor Newton.” But he’s hearing that expression less often as the city continues its steady recovery from the loss of Maytag Corp. nine years ago. 

  • Indianola: Pennies pay for brighter city
    BY KENT DARR
    Friday, May 20, 2016 6:00 AM
    On March 1, Indianola voters approved adding a penny to the sales tax charged on retail sales in the city, the Warren County seat of government, a mere 20-minute drive south of Des Moines.

  • BY PERRY BEEMAN
    Friday, May 20, 2016 6:00 AM

    Karen Eischen knows what’s going on in Pella. Eischen, executive director of the Pella Chamber of Commerce, helps guide development from her upper-level office in a remodeled visitors hub northwest of a tidy town square known for two things: tulips and Dutch letters.


  • BY KENT DARR
    Thursday, May 19, 2016 10:46 AM
    Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp., a multinational corporation that is based in New Jersey with a presence in Des Moines, plans to hire more than 1,000 people and occupy office space in Two Ruan Center as well as build two office building in the Gray's Landing development.

  • BY KENT DARR
    Thursday, May 19, 2016 10:44 AM
    Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp., a multinational corporation that is based in New Jersey with a presence in Des Moines, plans to hire more than 1,000 people and occupy office space in Two Ruan Center as well as build two office building in the Gray's Landing development.

  • BY PERRY BEEMAN
    Wednesday, May 18, 2016 2:23 PM
    Atlanta-based consultant Market Street Services is back in town. Leaders are signing on to guide work on the 10 capitals. And Capital Crossroads 2.0, the area's latest visioning process, officially launches today.

  • Wednesday, May 18, 2016 11:24 AM
    Greater Des Moines will host the Association of Leadership Programs' Midwest Regional Conference on June 16 and 17.

  • Tuesday, May 17, 2016 4:03 PM
    The Des Moines Area Metropolitan Planning Organization has awarded $13 million for 18 transportation projects that include new road sections, bridges and maintenance.

  • BY PERRY BEEMAN
    Tuesday, May 17, 2016 2:26 PM
    I tagged along as the Greater Des Moines Partnership logged its 37th annual lobbying trip to Washington, D.C., with nearly 200 community leaders. The trip May 11-13 was my second.  

  • Monday, May 16, 2016 2:47 PM
    An increase in the minimum wage to $12 or $15 an hour by Polk County would benefit up to 88,000 workers and in turn boost the local economy, according toa report released today by the Iowa Policy Project.

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