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Upcoming Small Business Webinars

By |2010-09-03T10:54:28-05:00September 3rd, 2010|Categories: Featured, Jobs & Economy, Recent News|Tags: , , , , , , |

A new initiative to help small businesses grow and expand, Iowa’s Small Business Loan Program, started August 1, and the University of Northern Iowa is hosting a series of webinars across the state to provide information for small business owners interested in learning more about the program. The upcoming webinar dates include the following: • Sept. [...]

Iowa Noted for Low Unemployment Rate

By |2010-09-02T09:39:21-05:00September 2nd, 2010|Categories: Featured, Jobs & Economy, Recent News|Tags: , , , , |

Yahoo Finance recently released the top ten states with low unemployment rates. Iowa showed up at number 10 on that list with a 6.8% unemployment rate, under the national average by 2.7%. Iowa has been steadily gaining jobs throughout the year, in just July Iowa gained 1,700 jobs over June and 3,700 jobs over July 2009. [...]

Curt Hanson Day

By |2010-09-01T09:00:09-05:00September 1st, 2010|Categories: Candidates 2011, Featured, Recent News|Tags: , |

One year ago today, House Democrats and Curt Hanson won a surprise victory against the House Republicans and Stephen Burgmeier. It was clear that the Republicans thought they were going to win this race. All signs pointed to a Republican victory. The environment was turning; the Republican base was motivated. It was after all the summer [...]

‘Iowans Helping Iowans’ Program Offered State’s Flood Victims

By |2010-08-23T15:14:46-05:00August 23rd, 2010|Categories: Environment, Featured, Rebuild Iowa, Recent News|Tags: , , , |

A new “Iowans Helping Iowans” flood assistance program was rolled out today. The program is meant to help families and businesses get back on their feet after this summer’s floods. Up to $7.5 million will be provided for homeowner assistance, up to $7.5 million for business assistance, and up to $5 million for unmet needs totaling [...]

Iowa ACT Scores #2 in the Nation

By |2010-08-18T08:59:58-05:00August 18th, 2010|Categories: Education, Featured, Recent News|Tags: , , , , |

Once again Iowa's graduating high school students ranked number two in the nation after the state of Minnesota. Iowa students earned an average composite score of 22.2. The national average was 21.0. A perfect score on the ACT is a 36.The 2010 high school class left better prepared for college than the 2009 class predecessors, and [...]

Des Moines Ranked 7th Best City for the Next Decade

By |2010-08-16T14:34:18-05:00August 16th, 2010|Categories: Featured, Jobs & Economy, Recent News|

Kiplinger Magazine named Des Moines seventh in the 10 Best Cities for the Next Decade. Des Moines was touted for it's excellent work at luring back young Iowans and attracting  talent by developing its downtown and promoting the jobs available in the many industries that flourish throughout the city. "There’s more to Des Moines than agricultural [...]

Iowa's Pre-Existing Condition Insurance Plans Available

By |2010-08-10T14:27:08-05:00August 10th, 2010|Categories: Featured, Health Care, Recent News|Tags: , , , |

HIPIowa-FED, a new health insurance pool in Iowa, that will accept uninsured Iowans who have pre-existing health conditions, is now accepting applications. The pool offers members a $1000 deductible policy. Premiums for members will range from $177.64 per month to $739.45 per month, depending on the applicant’s age and other variable factors. As specified in the [...]

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