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  • Friday, March 24, 2017 3:59 PM
    Iowa's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell to 3.2 percent in February, Iowa Workforce Development reported, lower than the 3.8 percent at the same time last year.

    Friday, March 24, 2017 10:44 AM
    Central College President Mark Putnam has been appointed board president of the Pella Area Community and Economic (PACE) Alliance.

  • Capital Crossroads 2.0
    Friday, March 24, 2017 6:00 AM
    Capital Crossroads 2.0 recently released the five-year vision plan for Central Iowa, within a 50-mile radius of Des Moines. It is an unusually specific, comprehensive look at steps to address mental health, housing, recreation, economic development, culture, and governance, among other issues and topics.

  • Thursday, March 23, 2017 3:15 PM
    The Iowa Economic Development Authority has awarded $5.6 million in federal Community Development Block Grant funds for water and sewer projects in 14 communities, none in Greater Des Moines.

  • Thursday, March 23, 2017 10:29 AM
    Iowa's majority GOP senators advanced a bill Wednesday prohibiting local governments from setting minimum wages higher than the state's $7.25 hourly rate, but did not rule out addressing the statewide pay threshold separately yet this session.

  • Wednesday, March 22, 2017 10:44 AM

  • Monday, March 20, 2017 10:27 AM

  • Friday, March 17, 2017 11:04 AM
    The Iowa Economic Development Authority board will consider whether to amend its incentive agreement with Facebook Inc. to allow the social media giant to add one and possibly four buildings at its Altoona data center operation.

  • Thursday, March 16, 2017 2:43 PM
    Creighton University's Rural Mainstreet Index for Iowa fell to 40 in March from 46.1 in February. 

  • Thursday, March 16, 2017 2:42 PM
    The Iowa Leading Indicators Index increased to 106.8 in January from 106.6 in December, registering the fifth gain in the last six months and the fourth consecutive gain.

    Wednesday, March 15, 2017 2:36 PM
    Here's a turn of events. As we watch the debate over whether President Trump's policies are designed to help the rich more than the poor, the poor gained ground last year, The Atlantic reports.

  • Tuesday, March 14, 2017 10:36 AM
    Tiffany Tauscheck, the Greater Des Moines Partnership's chief communications officer, has been chosen to partner with a Calgary chamber official to lead a marketing advisory board for the Virginia-based Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives.

    Monday, March 13, 2017 4:00 PM
    Iowa's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate dropped to 3.3 percent in January, lower than last January's 3.8 percent and December's 3.5 percent.

    Friday, March 10, 2017 2:00 PM
    Greater Des Moines’ long love affair with regional initiatives is being tested as some push three key organizations to change the structure of their boards.

  • Trade with China
    Friday, March 10, 2017 6:00 AM
    For all the uncertainty about U.S. trade in an era of a strong dollar, President Donald Trump’s insistence on better deals, and maneuvering by our trading partners, China stands out as particularly important to Iowa’s future.

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