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Tauscheck to lead Greater Des Moines Partnership

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Tiffany Tauscheck will succeed Jay Byers as president and CEO of the Greater Des Moines Partnership, the organization announced today.

Tauscheck is the Partnership’s chief operations officer and president of Downtown DSM Inc. …

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Urbandale, Windsor Heights chambers of commerce to merge

The Windsor Heights Chamber of Commerce and the Urbandale Chamber of Commerce announced today plans to merge operations beginning June 1.

The Urbandale Chamber of Commerce will be the lead organization powering the Windsor Heights …

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Iowa’s unemployment rate falls to 2.7%

Iowa’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in April was 2.7%, a slight drop from March’s rate of 2.8%, Iowa Workforce Development reported today.

Overall, 46,800 Iowans were unemployed in April; in April 2022 there were 40,100 …

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R&R Realty official: Updates made to Palisade building make structure ‘look new again’

The exterior of a West Des Moines office building was stained a lighter color in an effort to make it “look new again,” an official with R&R Realty Group, the property’s owner, said. Photo special to the…
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IWD encouraging employers to assist in spring data collection by May 24

Iowa Workforce Development is urging employers to assist in collecting economic statistics for the state. The spring data collection for Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics is currently underway, supporting tools like the Iowa Wage Report …

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SBA to host second annual America’s Seed Fund Week

Isabella Casillas Guzman, the head of the U.S. Small Business Administration, announced the second annual America’s Seed Fund Week, taking place this week. The event, which includes a Startup Expo, is designed to offer science …

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Byers named Simpson College’s 25th president

Jay Byers, the president and CEO of the Greater Des Moines Partnership, will join Simpson College as its 25th president, the college announced today. He will succeed Marsha Kelliher, who announced in January that she …

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Manchin calls for path for immigrants to fill US jobs

Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.V., discusses immigration reform and debt ceiling talks during the first day of the Greater Des Moines Partnership’s DMDC 2023 trip to Washington, D.C. Photo by the Greater Des Moines Partnership

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Business community says results of ’23 session enhance state’s economic vitality

The business community is celebrating key wins for its agenda during the recent legislative session, issues that leaders say will help make Iowa more competitive.

With the 2023 legislative session now in the books, here’s a look …

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Fairfield Inn, Tru hotel projects proposed in Norwalk

Two hotel projects have been proposed in Norwalk, a community that currently has no overnight lodging facilities.

Construction of the hotels is proposed on property that is north of Norwalk Central, a planned mixed-use development …

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