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Governor awards $210M in broadband grants

This week, Governor Reynolds and the Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO) announced the latest recipients of the Empower Rural Iowa Broadband Grants Program, including multiple projects across the entire Opportunity Squared region. Funding of more than $210M...
Maax Spas beginning operations in Ottumwa, Iowa

Maax Spas beginning operations in Ottumwa, Iowa

“MAAX Spas®, a leading hot tub and swim spa manufacturer based in Chandler, Arizona will begin operations by year-end at the former Universal Rundle facility located at 2908 N. Court,” announced Sharon Stroh, VP of Industrial Development at Greater Ottumwa Partners in...

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New regional business revolving loan fund available

New regional business revolving loan fund available

The Regional Economic Development Investments, Inc. (REDI) Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Revolving Loan Fund (RLF) program is to respond to economic injury caused by the COVID-19 global pandemic within the 10 Iowa counties of Appanoose, Davis,...

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Amazon Names Iowa Top State for Digital Entrepreneurs

Amazon Names Iowa Top State for Digital Entrepreneurs

Corridor Business Journal: A new analysis by Amazon finds that Iowa leads the nation in the per-capita number of small and medium-sized businesses selling through the tech giant's online platform, and that Iowa businesses are increasing their sales the fastest on...

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New Website Just Launched

New Website Just Launched

More regional database integrations to be added this week!
Check back soon to see new additions.  We’ll be adding more content, news, and information each day.   For now, have a look around and let us know if you encounter any issues.  Thank you!

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The Pitch Offers Positive Local Programming

The Pitch Offers Positive Local Programming

Research has shown that news consumption can be detrimental to mental and physical health. The 24-hour news cycle tends to bias toward sensational reporting of negative events, which can fuel feelings such as anxiety and sadness. When Russ Ocker and AJ Anderson...

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Opportunity² Facebook Feed

The Red Rock StartUP! contest is an opportunity for entrepreneurs and small business owners to fulfill their dreams of self-employment or expansion of their new current business. The contest allows entrepreneurs the chance to submit their dreams to start or expand a new business less than 3 years old. Receive complete rules and information by visiting marioncountyiowa.com or email ceysink@marioncountyiowa.gov. ... See MoreSee Less
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Iowa is home to many great small businesses! If you are looking for ways to start or grow your own business, we have the resources to help. Visit bit.ly/3GsqzHe for information on all things small businesses. ... See MoreSee Less
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The Iowa Best Place for Working Parents program is a statewide effort to recognize employers’ investments in child care and ensure continued investment in Iowa families.Want to find out if your workplace qualifies for a #BestPlace4WorkingParents designation award? Take the business self-assessment: bit.ly/3Gnbxm4 ... See MoreSee Less
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