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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,...
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

Do you work frequently with the public? If so, this one-day interactive workshop is for you! The cost is just $10 and includes lunch. We've extended the deadline to September 22, one week from today. Click on the event for more details: www.facebook.com/events/241664661174200/?acontext=%7B%22event_action_history%22%3A[%7B%22surface%22%3A%22page%22%7D]%7D ... See MoreSee Less
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Today, leaders from across the state came together with a focus on transforming education for the workforce at the 2021 Future Ready Iowa Summit. Director Debi Durham sat on a panel to discuss important factors related to recruiting, retaining and training Iowa’s workforce. She explained that industry and business have become more creative because the world looks different now and that employees and students will need to be creative too in navigating new situations.Research shows that 7 out of 10 workers are likely to consider moving states for the right opportunity, and Iowa has plenty of them.Iowa Governor's STEM Advisory Council ... See MoreSee Less
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Iowa doesn’t just talk about filling America’s skills gap, it continuously seeks new ways to build, cultivate and strengthen its workforce. Through innovative training opportunities, internships, apprenticeship programs and more, there’s a constant investment in the individuals who fuel the state’s economy to be successful in their fields of choice.Job seekers and businesses looking to benefit from these workforce initiatives can find more here: bit.ly/3zHiEm6 ... See MoreSee Less
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