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Democrats to Focus on Good-Paying Jobs and Economic Security

By |2012-01-05T14:41:02-05:00January 5th, 2012|Categories: 2012 Session Information, Featured, Jobs & Economy, Recent News|Tags: , , , , |

House and Senate leaders toured the state this week to talk about the 2012 legislative session which begins on January 9th in Des Moines. With stops in Mason City, Waterloo, Cedar Rapids, Davenport and Des Moines, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy and Senate Majority Leader Mike Gronstal laid out the Democratic agenda for the 2012 session [...]

Iowa Ranked 3rd Best Run State in the Nation

By |2010-10-05T09:44:00-05:00October 5th, 2010|Categories: Featured, Jobs & Economy, Recent News, Uncategorized|Tags: , , |

In a new report by 24/7 Wall St,  Iowa was ranked third best run state because of its low unemployment rate, growing economy after the national recession, and it's access to affordable health care. From the 24-7 Wall St Report: Iowa ranks 7th in education, with more than 90.5% of 25-year-olds having completed high school or [...]

Five Cities in Iowa Make "Top Business" List

By |2010-09-20T08:03:40-05:00September 20th, 2010|Categories: Featured, Jobs & Economy, Recent News|Tags: , , |

Five cities in Iowa made Forbes' "America's Best Small Cities for Business and Careers", with Iowa City taking the number two spot on the list.  Iowa City's strong showing was traced to its well-educated labor force since it is home to the University of Iowa, where 47% of adults have a college degree, the third-highest among [...]

Business Growth Grants Awarded to Iowa Communities

By |2010-07-16T13:37:34-05:00July 16th, 2010|Categories: Environment, Jobs & Economy|Tags: , , , , |

The Iowa Department of Economic Development awarded five Iowa companies, located in Coralville, Fort Madison, Iowa City, LeClaire and Sioux City, a Grow Iowa Values Financial Assistance Program grant. The grants were awarded to support increased production and business growth in Iowa. Fort Madison Siemens Energy, Inc., in Fort Madison recieved $180,000 to support the extension [...]

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 Third Best in Employment Outlook in the U.S.

By |2010-06-10T13:16:28-05:00June 10th, 2010|Categories: Jobs & Economy|Tags: , , , |

According to a Manpower survey, Iowa has the third best employment outlook in the country. The ranking came from a nationwide survey of employers for the upcoming third quarter, July through September. Alaska was first followed by North Dakota in the rankings. Based on the survey, 25% of Iowa companies interviewed plan to hire more employees, [...]

Iowa Ranked 8th in Economic Growth by U.S. Chamber of Commerce

By |2010-05-28T09:26:35-05:00May 28th, 2010|Categories: Jobs & Economy|Tags: |

The United States Chamber of Commerce and the National Chamber Foundation have recognized Iowa as one of the top states in the country to do business, according to a study recently released. The study identified Iowa’s stability in key industries, success in exports, competitive workforce and business-friendly regulatory environment as factors in the ranking. The Chamber’s “Enterprising [...]

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