‘Jobs & Economy’ Archives
After a 30 year wait, the Governor will sign a bi-partisan property tax agreement into law today to reduce commercial property taxes and strengthen the middle class. The business property tax credit created in the bill will focus relief on small businesses first. Once fully implemented, the credit will provide property tax relief on the [...]
Rep. Chris Hall of Sioux City talks about building Iowa's skilled workforce through job training at Western Iowa Tech Community College in Sioux City. He supports a plan to expand worker training at Iowa's 15 community colleges.
Iowa’s unemployment rate dropped to 5.2 percent in September from 5.5 percent the previous month. In comparison the 2011 September rate was at 5.9 percent. Also the U.S. unemployment rate for September also decreased by three-tenths of a percentage point, falling to 7.8 percent from 8.1 percent in August. The number of unemployed Iowans [...]
The University of Iowa's Metal Casting Center is a recognized leader in foundry research, applied technology, and technical business assistance. The Metal Casting Center started partnering with Iowa based foundries in 1990 to connect university research and resources. They offer a combination of practical hands-on experience, modern [...]
There are 48 Main Street Iowa communities so far that have been selected to capitalize on the unique identity, assets and character of their historic commercial district. Main Street Iowa is an economic development tool with an emphasis on capitalizing on historic preservation. Since, its inception in 1986, the Main Street program has created [...]