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Economic Development

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In 2018 I believe the Iowa economy will …

What will the impact be of the economy on your particular industry?

Mona Bond
environmental specialist, Capitol Communications Inc. 
3 –  stay about the same
The construction industry is stable and I anticipate things will …

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Iowa unemployment rate falls to 2.8 percent

Iowa’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell to 2.8 percent for December, compared with 3.5 percent a year ago. The U.S. rate remained at 4.1 percent. “Iowa businesses finished 2017 strong, bolstering payrolls by 7,100 jobs in …

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Video hits ’17 highlights

The Greater Des Moines Partnership has released its community highlight reel for 2017. It’s fast-paced, and informative, but strap yourself in. The factoids come by faster than Jay Byers typing a tweet. You can see …

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Partnership sets 2018 priorities

The Greater Des Moines Partnership hopes to see significant progress this year on initiatives ranging from completing a new downtown retail plan to certifying a development megasite, starting a new coding academy, planning specific work …

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Partnership names 2018 board officers

The Greater Des Moines Partnership’s board leadership this year will include the following: 

Dan Houston, board chairman. He is chairman, president and CEO at Principal. Jim Brannen, past chairman. Brannen is CEO of FBL Financial…
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Women working in Iowa state government still earn less than men

Des Moines Register: Median pay for women working in Iowa state government is about $5,300 less a year than men, a dollar gap that has changed little over the past decade, a Register analysis found. In …

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Partnership’s Irwin named Deloitte CFO of the Year

Kirk Irwin, the Greater Des Moines Partnership’s chief administrative officer, has been selected by the Business Record as the Deloitte CFO of the Year.

The award will be presented to Irwin at the Business Record’s …

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Iowa officials monitoring layoffs at DuPont Pioneer

Des Moines Register: Iowa state officials are monitoring layoffs at DuPont Pioneer in Johnston after the company received millions of taxpayer dollars for its pledge to retain jobs. DuPont acknowledged in December that it had laid …

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Casey’s seeks nearly $6 million in incentives for improvements, expansion in Ankeny

Casey’s General Stores is seeking $5.7 million in state and local incentives for a $34.7 million project that includes renovations and new construction at its Ankeny headquarters, a project that is expected to create 101 …

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Iowa Rural Mainstreet Index falls

Creighton University’s Rural Mainstreet Index for Iowa dropped to 47.3 this month from 48 in December.

Anything above 50 suggests growth. 

Iowa’s farmland price index for January rose to 42.4 from December’s 39.8. The state’s …

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