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New Jobs with $1.3 Billion Investments Coming to Iowa

By |2012-02-17T15:02:58-06:00February 17th, 2012|Categories: Featured, Jobs & Economy, Recent News|Tags: , |

An announcement from Iowa Economic Development Authority came out today with over $1.3 billion  being awarded in financial assistance to four companies in Iowa for job creation and expansion projects . The award was approved by the Iowa Economic Development Authority board. For more information, contact: Tina Hoffman, Iowa Economic Development Authority Phone: 515.725.3150 or Cell: [...]

Iowa's Economic Outlook Continues to Improve

By |2012-02-01T11:32:06-06:00February 1st, 2012|Categories: Featured, Jobs & Economy, Recent News|Tags: , |

The outlook for Iowa's economy continues to improve as a new survey of businesses leaders out today predicts solid growth for Iowa and the Midwest. Here's the latest from the Associated Press: A big jump in a monthly survey index suggests more economic growth is ahead for nine Midwest and Plains states. The Business Conditions Index [...]

Unemployment rate drops again; Iowa’s economy continues to pick up steam

By |2012-01-24T11:08:52-06:00January 24th, 2012|Categories: Featured, Recent News|Tags: , |

Iowa's economy continued to pick up steam last month, as Iowa's unemployment rate dropped to 5.6%. Here's the release from Iowa Workforce Development: Iowa’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell to 5.6 percent in December, the lowest level reported since June 2009. The current rate compares with 5.7 percent for November, and 6.1 percent for December 2010. [...]

Dubuque Named Best Small City to Raise a Family

By |2010-10-30T14:07:59-06:00October 30th, 2010|Categories: Featured, Jobs & Economy, Recent News, Uncategorized|Tags: , , |

Forbes.com named Dubuque the top small city to raise a family in a recent article that was released on Monday. Our top-ranked city, Dubuque, Iowa, is much smaller than a place like New York, with a population of 92,139, but still one of the larger cities on our list (we only ranked cities with a population under [...]

Small Business Program Continues to Help; Create Jobs

By |2010-10-14T10:19:05-06:00October 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 [...]

Iowa Noted for Low Unemployment Rate

By |2010-09-02T09:39:21-06:00September 2nd, 2010|Categories: Featured, Jobs & Economy, Recent News|Tags: , , , , |

Yahoo Finance recently released the top ten states with low unemployment rates. Iowa showed up at number 10 on that list with a 6.8% unemployment rate, under the national average by 2.7%. Iowa has been steadily gaining jobs throughout the year, in just July Iowa gained 1,700 jobs over June and 3,700 jobs over July 2009. [...]

Iowa Home Sales Rise in May

By |2010-06-23T09:14:00-06:00June 23rd, 2010|Categories: Jobs & Economy|Tags: , , |

May home sales in Iowa rose over 20% from a year ago and nearly 5% from April, which is another positive sign for Iowa's economic recovery.  According to a new report from the Iowa Association of Realtors, a total of 3,460 homes were sold in May 2010 and the average sale price was $140,153. Here's the info from the [...]

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