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  • Tuesday, October 21, 2014 10:54 AM
    Iowa's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate increased slightly to 4.6 percent in September, up from 4.5 percent the year before, the state reported. 
  • BY PERRY BEEMAN
    Friday, October 17, 2014 3:08 PM
    The Iowa Economic Development Authority board on Friday discussed a $20 million proposal for tax credits for the production of chemicals from biofuel byproducts, approved aid for an expansion of Mrs. Clark's Foods in Ankeny, and denied Siemens Energy Inc.'s request that the state waive its job-creation requirements. 
  • A Closer Look: Sara Kurovski
    BY JOE GARDYASZ
    Friday, October 03, 2014 6:00 AM
     
  • Thursday, October 02, 2014 3:00 PM
    Rail transload facilities are becoming popular economic development tools for a number of mid-sized cities, particularly in the Midwest. 
  • BY KENT DARR
    Tuesday, September 30, 2014 2:58 PM
    What's behind Glenn Lyons departure from the Downtown Community Alliance? Business Record senior staff writer Kent Darr asks him. 
  • BY PERRY BEEMAN
    Tuesday, September 30, 2014 9:22 AM
    Central Iowa’s Capital Crossroads economic development visioning work is the most productive regional effort that consultant Market Street Services Inc. has seen in its 17 years, the firm notes in a report to be released Tuesday afternoon. 
  • BY PERRY BEEMAN
    Monday, September 29, 2014 10:45 AM
    Capital Crossroads unveils a sort-of mid-term report card Tuesday in a public session designed to highlight successes and announce some adjustments to the five-year visioning and economic-development effort. 
  • Friday, September 26, 2014 2:46 PM
    Waukee and West Des Moines city officials will team up for the official groundbreaking of $18 million interchange that will provide a link to the cities along the Grand Prairie Parkway.  
  • Friday, September 26, 2014 10:19 AM
    In a final report, StartupCity Des Moines officials say that when they close the tech incubator at the end of the month, they will return $153,000 of the startup capital it received. 
  • Tuesday, September 23, 2014 10:57 AM
    Two Greater Des Moines startup companies are among six businesses to receive a total of more than $1 million in loans last week from the Iowa Economic Development Authority, reports DesMoinesRegister.com. 
  • Tuesday, September 23, 2014 10:43 AM
    Norway's Yara International ASA and Chicago-based CF Industries Holdings Inc. are in talks about a merger of equals that could create a $27 billion global fertilizer producer, Reuters reported.  
  • BY KENT DARR
    Friday, September 19, 2014 10:25 AM
    The Iowa Economic Development Board will consider a request today from Merchants Bonding Co. for tax credits that would assist the company's move to a new 50,000-square-foot office building in West Des Moines. 
  • BY JOE GARDYASZ
    Thursday, September 18, 2014 3:05 PM
    Here are some takeaways from the John Pappajohn Iowa Business Plan Awards luncheon on Sept. 18.  
  • Monday, September 15, 2014 3:08 PM
    The Ankeny City Council this evening will consider a development agreement with U.S. Venture Inc., based in Appleton, Wis., which plans to build an auto parts distribution center. 
  • Tuesday, September 09, 2014 2:57 PM
    How goods are moved to and from businesses in Greater Des Moines could soon be more affordable, efficient and sustainable, according to a new study released today by the Des Moines Area Metropolitan Planning Organization. 

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