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Hall to Help Lead House Job Creation Efforts

By |2011-11-04T08:59:13-05:00November 4th, 2011|Categories: 2012 Session Information, Featured, Jobs & Economy, Recent News|Tags: , , |

State Representative Chris Hall of Sioux City has been appointed to serve as Ranking Member of the House Economic Development Appropriations Committee for the 2012 legislative session. “Rep. Hall is committed to creating new opportunities and bringing good-paying jobs to Sioux City and across our state.  Working with the head of the new Economic Development Authority [...]

Small Business Program Continues to Help; Create Jobs

By |2010-10-14T10:19:05-05:00October 14th, 2010|Categories: Featured, Jobs & Economy, Recent News|Tags: , , , , , |

Iowa’s Small Business Loan Program, which started August 1st, has already shown it’s paying dividends to Iowa’s small businesses. The program is an effort to create good paying jobs and help Iowa’s small business owners through a $5 million loan program.  The Iowa Small Business Loan Program will provide loans up to $50,000 to small businesses [...]

Wenthe & Thomas Participate in New Campground Opening

By |2010-09-20T11:40:31-05:00September 20th, 2010|Categories: Environment, Featured, Jobs & Economy, Recent News|Tags: , , , , , , |

State Representatives Roger Thomas of Elkader and Andrew Wenthe of Hawkeye joined Senators Brian Schoenjahn of Arlington and Bill Heckroth of Waverly at the Volga River State Recreation Area to participate in the new campground opening ribbon cutting ceremony. The new campground at the north end of the Volga River was funded by a $1.5 million [...]

Iowa Continues Support to Our Small Businesses

By |2010-06-15T10:13:54-05:00June 15th, 2010|Categories: Jobs & Economy|Tags: , |

As part of Iowa's continued effort to help small businesses, the Iowa Department of Economic Development Board announced Iowa Demonstration Fund awards and business expansion awards. Environmentally Friendly Shipping Solutions in West Burlington The Iowa Economic Development Board awarded West Burlington company, Green Line Amour, a $75,000 Iowa Demonstration Fund award to develop the Green Line [...]

State Helps Create & Retain 336 Jobs

By |2009-09-18T08:37:22-05:00September 18th, 2009|Categories: Jobs & Economy|Tags: , , , |

In an effort to create more good-paying jobs, the state made thirteen awards on Thursday to help Iowa businesses expand or stay in Iowa.  The total investment of the projects is over $26 million and the projects will create or retain 336 jobs in Iowa.  The awards were made by the Economic Development Board. Hub City Brewing Company [...]

Iowa: A Great Place to Do Business

By |2009-08-13T11:20:46-05:00August 13th, 2009|Categories: Jobs & Economy|Tags: , , , |

Iowa got an A+ and has the most effective worker’s compensation system in the country, according to a new report from the non-partisan Work Loss Data Institute.  Based on federal data, the report said Iowa is one of the five states “doing great and continuing to improve.” The ranking shows Iowa’s worker’s compensation system is working [...]

Culver "Connects the Fiber" for new Google Project in Council Bluffs

By |2009-05-20T08:15:02-05:00May 20th, 2009|Categories: Jobs & Economy|Tags: , , , , , , |

Google has officially opened it’s new data center in Council Bluffs.  House Democrats brought forward a proposal in 2007 that helped lure Google to Iowa – helping create more than 200 jobs in the Council Bluffs area.  Similar programs were created to encourage Microsoft and IBM to locate operations in Iowa as well.  The story from [...]

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