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Back to School State Sales Tax Holiday Today and Tomorrow

Back to School State Sales Tax Holiday Today and Tomorrow

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 partic ...

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Small Business Support Program Launched

Small Business Support Program Launched

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 ex ...

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Iowa: A Great Place to Raise Kids

Iowa: A Great Place to Raise Kids

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 I ...

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National Model to Boost Student Achievement Under Review

National Model to Boost Student Achievement Under Review

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 ...

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State Energy Program Announces Additional $2 Million in Funding

State Energy Program Announces Additional $2 Million in Funding

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 ...

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CNBC Ranks Iowa #1 in Cost of Doing Business

CNBC Ranks Iowa #1 in Cost of Doing Business

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 considerin ...

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Iowa Ranked 2nd in the Country for Volunteering

Iowa Ranked 2nd in the Country for Volunteering

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 ...

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