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Back to School State Sales Tax Holiday Today and Tomorrow

By |2010-08-06T09:11:46-05:00August 6th, 2010|Categories: Featured|

Iowa's 11th annual sales tax holiday will begin today, and end at midnight Saturday, August 7th. It does not include Sunday.  All businesses open these days are required to participate. Iowa enacted its sales tax holiday in 2000, the second state to do so. Eighteen states and the District of Columbia now have similar programs. Despite [...]

Small Business Support Program Launched

By |2010-08-03T10:10:49-05:00August 3rd, 2010|Categories: Featured, Jobs & Economy, Recent News|

In another effort to create good-paying jobs, the new Iowa Small Business Loan Program designed to help small business owners having trouble accessing resources to stay open or expand will begin accepting applications today. The Iowa Small Business Loan Program will provide loans up to $50,000 to small businesses with under 35 employees, with an interest [...]

Iowa: A Great Place to Raise Kids

By |2010-07-27T09:31:27-05:00July 27th, 2010|Categories: Education, Featured, Health Care, Jobs & Economy, Recent News, Uncategorized|

According to a new Kids Count survey, Iowa is the 6th best place to raise kids in America. Here's the story: Iowa Ranks 6th in Latest National Kids Count Child Well-Being Report Iowa ranks 6th nationally in the 2010 national Kids Count report on child well-being. The 21st annual KIDS COUNT Data Book, released today by [...]

National Model to Boost Student Achievement Under Review

By |2010-07-23T14:19:04-05:00July 23rd, 2010|Categories: Education, Featured|

Three years after the Legislature raised standards in schools to boost student achievement and ensure kids are prepared for jobs in today’s global economy, the Iowa Department of Education is in the process of reviewing a new national model of education standards to determine how it aligns with Iowa’s standards. The Common Core State Standards was [...]

State Energy Program Announces Additional $2 Million in Funding

By |2010-07-23T11:54:54-05:00July 23rd, 2010|Categories: Environment, Featured|

The Office of Energy Independence has increased the total amounts available for State Energy Grants from $ million to $6 million due to high demand for projects in the public and non-profit sectors. The Office is currently seeking proposals under the State Energy Program (SEP), the Building Energy Smart (BE$T) program and the American Recovery and [...]

CNBC Ranks Iowa #1 in Cost of Doing Business

By |2010-07-15T14:12:31-05:00July 15th, 2010|Categories: Featured, Jobs & Economy|Tags: , , |

Iowa was ranked #1 for "Cost for Doing Business" because of it's low tax burden, including individual income and property taxes, and business taxes on company's who are considering locating their business in Iowa. CNBC also took into consideration the cost of wages and state workers’ compensation insurance, as well as rental costs for office and [...]

Iowa Ranked 2nd in the Country for Volunteering

By |2010-06-16T08:49:45-05:00June 16th, 2010|Categories: Featured|Tags: , , |

Iowa was ranked second in the country, with over 38.7% of Iowa residents volunteering in 2009. With Iowans volunteering an average of 47 hours annually this surpasses last year’s rank of fifth, according to the recent “Volunteering in America” report released by the Corporation for National and Community Service. Iowans devoted a total of 109 million [...]

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