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Des Moines named No. 1 place for young professionals to meet homeownership goals

The city of Des Moines was ranked the top place for young professionals to live, according to a new study from Forbes.

The study’s goal was to determine the best places for young professionals to …

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Applications open for Future World of Work Innovation Awards

The Greater Des Moines Partnership has opened applications for the Future World of Work Innovation Awards. Award winners will be announced at the Future World of Work Summit on Oct. 5 at the Iowa Methodist …

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State expands support for CDL training to community colleges

Gov. Kim Reynolds has announced a new Iowa CDL infrastructure grant that will provide $5 million in funding to support CDL programs at Iowa community colleges that train individuals who are working on obtaining their …

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Event Spotlight: Iowa’s future workforce: 50 college interns attend DSM Intern Connection Executive Luncheon

“Event Spotlight” is a feature the Business Record will use to share about new and ongoing events and initiatives that aim to address issues affecting the business community.

What? The Greater Des Moines Partnership welcomed …

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Partnership to host public policy issue forum on rural development

The Greater Des Moines Partnership announced its next public policy issue forum will address rural development. The forum will take place from noon to 1 p.m. on Aug. 17. It is part of a series …

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IEDA pitch competition awards funding to five Iowa businesses

Five Iowa businesses this week received awards from the Iowa Economic Development Authority’s ninth annual Open 4 Business pitch contest, which is open to businesses in the 54 Main Street Iowa districts across the state. …

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Iowa Leading Indicators Index improves in June after months of larger drops

The Iowa Leading Indicators Index decreased 0.1% to 106.7 in June from 106.7 in May. The figures appear unchanged from month to month because they are rounded to one decimal point.

During the six-month span …


Creighton Business Conditions Index falls to lowest level since 2020

The Creighton University Mid-America Business Conditions Index snapped a five-month streak of climbing above the growth-neutral threshold, with the overall index covering a nine-state region from Minnesota to Arkansas slumping to 46.1 in July from …

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New Tippie program aims to connect employers, business students for the long-term

A new initiative from the Tippie College of Business at the University of Iowa will make it easier for employers to reach business students they want to hire, beyond the usual online jobs databases and …

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How will the end of the Black Sea trade deal affect Iowa?

The Odessa Sea Port in Ukraine is on the Black Sea. Adobe Stock

U.S. and Iowa producers may see a bump in export demand — and subsequently higher prices for their crops — following the …

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