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Boosting Iowa’s Middle Class

By |2014-09-23T13:18:11-05:00September 9th, 2014|Categories: Featured, Jobs & Economy, Recent News|Tags: , , , , , |

The foundation of our economy is rooted in the strength of the middle class. The last decade has been especially tough for the middle class with stagnant wages that have not kept pace with rising costs. We need to grow our economy, create new jobs, and make sure young people aren’t forced to leave Iowa to [...]

2012 Legislature Provides Support for Iowa Small Businesses & Entrepreneurs

By |2012-06-12T12:05:41-05:00June 12th, 2012|Categories: Featured, Jobs & Economy, Recent News|Tags: , , , , |

After the 2012 session ended in May, State Representative Mary Gaskill of Ottumwa  said a host of resources are available to help businesses expand to create jobs as well as help more entrepreneurs and start-up businesses be successful. Some highlights of the financial and technical support available to businesses and entrepreneurs is below. For more information, [...]

Democrats Help Iowa's Small Businesses

By |2011-03-22T08:22:57-05:00March 22nd, 2011|Categories: Featured, Jobs & Economy, Recent News|Tags: , , , , |

While the Republican led House continues to debate everything but creating jobs, Democrats are looking out for Iowa's small business owners. The Senate passed SF506 that helps Iowa small businesses get additional help for providing adequate health care coverage for their employees. Read the Des Moines Register article below: Iowa small businesses could get cash back [...]

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 [...]

New Laws Go Into Effect on July 1

By |2010-06-24T16:01:55-05:00June 24th, 2010|Categories: 2010 Session Information|Tags: , , , , , , , |

A number of new laws will go into effect on July 1, the start of the state’s fiscal year. Several changes were made during the 2010 legislative session that will affect Iowans, including new seat belt requirements for kids in the back seat, a ban on text messaging while driving, and new protections for victims of [...]

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