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    Tuesday, September 20, 2016 3:13 PM
    Real economic growth in Greater Des Moines increased by 2 percent in 2015 from the prior year, according to new data released by the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis. By comparison, year-over-year growth in the metro's gross domestic product was 4.3 percent in 2014 from 2013.

  • Tuesday, September 20, 2016 11:27 AM
    Iowa's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate increased slightly to 4.2 percent in August from 4.1 percent in July.

    Monday, September 19, 2016 10:21 AM
    The Iowa Economic Development Authority on Friday backed several Central Iowa projects, including a massive overhaul of downtown Grinnell, the Grinnell College campus, and the gateway between the two.

  • Recharging: Iowa Energy Center under review after director leaves
    Friday, September 16, 2016 6:00 AM
    Iowa Energy Center operations are getting a full review with the help of outside experts after the center’s departing director blasted what he called interference from utilities and others when he tried to make changes he thought would improve grants and other programs.

  • Thursday, September 15, 2016 3:48 PM
    Creighton University's Rural Mainstreet Index fell for the 13th straight month, though Iowa is faring better than the area as a whole.

    Thursday, September 15, 2016 3:42 PM
    Small-business owners are feeling confident on a number of levels, according to results from the latest Principal Financial Well-Being Index -- Business Owners report released today.

    Thursday, September 15, 2016 3:40 PM
    Exports by Greater Des Moines companies topped $1 billion for a fourth consecutive year in 2015, but dipped last year after three consecutive years of growth, according to figures released today by the U.S. Commerce Department.

  • Thursday, September 15, 2016 11:43 AM
    The agreement between Coralville and the state for a $12 million boost to the Iowa Arena project is official. 

  • Tuesday, September 13, 2016 11:45 AM
    The Des Moines City Council on Monday approved discounted parking rates for Cognizant Technology Solutions, as part of an incentive package for its expansion downtown.

    Friday, September 09, 2016 9:42 AM
    The Business Record brought back one of our most popular and informative events ever - 90 Ideas in 90 Minutes - on Sept. 8 at the Hilton Garden Inn West Des Moines.

    Friday, September 09, 2016 6:00 AM
    Ed Wallace walks from the living-room-like central meeting space in the lobby of the West Des Moines Chamber of Commerce’s new West Glen office into his glass-lined and therefore fairly transparent office.

    Friday, September 09, 2016 6:00 AM
    The latest regional assessment by Market Street Services paints Greater Des Moines as a market on the rise that competes well with bigger Midwestern cities but still is fighting poverty, talent problems and young professionals’ opinion that the area isn’t adding perks fast enough.

  • Friday, September 09, 2016 6:00 AM
    Nine leaders from nine of Central Iowa’s most successful businesses shared 10 of their company’s internal programs and initiatives – both big and small – that can be applied to any business.

  • Thursday, September 08, 2016 11:22 AM
    Small-business growth and entrepreneurs will be the focus of a regional partnership announced Wednesday in Waterloo. 

  • Wednesday, September 07, 2016 3:10 PM
    Iowa Workforce Development announced that the employer contribution rate table for unemployment insurance premiums will remain the same in 2017. 

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