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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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Iowa’s status as an agricultural leader is well-known. Want proof? In exports, Iowa ranks first in the nation in pork, corn, and feed grain, second in eggs and soybeans, as well as fourth in beef exports. Learn more about Iowa’s vast number of export services: bit.ly/3m0Yw96 #WorldTradeMonth ... See MoreSee Less
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Congratulations to Cargill and HELM on the groundbreaking of the Qore project today, a joint venture that will build the first commercial-scale, renewable BDO facility in the U.S. Through Genomatica’s BDO process technology, Qore will help create sustainable products by replacing fossil-based chemistries with biobased intermediates at Cargill’s biotechnology campus and corn refining operation in Eddyville. The IEDA team and state leaders joined the celebration and learned more about the innovative technology and projected outcomes. ... See MoreSee Less
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“HOME GROWN SUCCESS" - A WEBINAR SERIESYouth internship programs are a great way to prepare high school students for the workforce after graduation!Join us for the webinar on May 12 at 12:00pm and hear from schools and community organizations about how they successfully created youth internship programs. If you are an organization looking to coordinate a great youth internship experience or if you are an employer wanting to recruit talent through internships don't miss this webinar! To register, please visit tinyurl.com/YouthInternships. IowaWORKSFuture Ready IowaIowa Workforce Development ... See MoreSee Less
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