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    Thursday, December 13, 2018
    There’s still time to submit nominations for the SBA’s 2019 National Small Business Week (NSBW) Awards honoring small businesses and their champions!Each year, the President designates the first week in May as NSBW to recognize the nation’s job creators and innovators – small businesses – and those that assist them.  All nominations for SBA's Iowa awards must be received by SBA's Iowa office no ...read more
    Categories: News
    Tuesday, December 11, 2018
    2019 Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Every five years, IEDA and the Iowa Finance Authority collaborate to prepare an Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing.   The state of Iowa is required by the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), as a condition of receiving HUD funding, including CDBG and HOME funds.  This document identifies impediments to fair housing identified ...read more
    Categories: News, Iowa News
    Friday, December 07, 2018
    To determine which states fight the hardest against elder abuse, WalletHub compared the 50 states and the District of Columbia across 14 key metrics. The data set ranges from share of elder-abuse, gross-neglect and exploitation complaints to presence of financial elder-abuse laws.  Elder-Abuse Protections in Iowa (1=Best; 25=Avg.)7th – Elder-Abuse, Gross-Neglect & Exploitation ...read more
    Categories: News, Iowa News
    Thursday, December 06, 2018
    Two top state officials Thursday pointed to the uncertainty caused by international trade talks and the depressed farm commodity prices associated with them as the main factors currently preventing Iowa’s economy from achieving its growth potential. Escalating costs, lost market share and declining exports associated with tariffs and trade-war talk between President Donald Trump and other ...read more
    Categories: Economic, News, Iowa News
    Thursday, December 06, 2018
    Some government officials and economic development leaders across the United States have taken the phrase “you couldn’t pay me to live there” as a challenge. More municipalities increasingly are starting programs giving away cash, paying down student loans, offering mortgage support and even gifting land to get qualified workers to live in their cities and communities. It’s a sign of the ...read more
    Categories: Economic, News, Iowa News
    Thursday, December 06, 2018
    Local entrepreneurs can learn more about an Iowa program that helps women, minorities, veterans and people with disabilities run a small business. From 4 to 6 p.m. on Thursday, Iowa's Targeted Small Business, or TSB, program will host a networking night, at EnviroNet, 1225 E. River Drive, Davenport. The event is open to small business owners participating in the TSB program and those interested ...read more
    Categories: News, Iowa News
    Thursday, December 06, 2018
    Economic development is something that benefits from a team effort. It involves residents, schools, retailers, other businesses, and the work of the City of Lompoc. It’s a matter of developing the economy, as a team, by working with and through these “players.” A fundamental of development is goal-setting. Recognizing the importance of goals, the city and economic developers have identified ...read more
    Categories: Economic, News
    Tuesday, December 04, 2018
    he Ames Economy is continuing to move forward at a brisk pace. At the Ames Economic Outlook Breakfast on Tuesday, The Ames Chamber of Commerce members heard about positive developments in the Story County Economy. “In the last 15 months, on projects that the Chamber and the AEDC has worked on 623 jobs, 636,687 square feet,” said Ames Chamber President, Dan Culhane. “Here’s the number everybody ...read more
    Categories: News, Iowa News
    Tuesday, December 04, 2018
    Nearly three years after a partisan squabble torpedoed plans for a new state driver's license station in Iowa's fastest-growing county, Gov. Kim Reynolds is being asked to resurrect the project for Dallas County residents. The issue became a political football in the Iowa Legislature in 2016 after state Sen. Matt McCoy, D-Des Moines, blocked the plans and criticized drivers of "leased ...read more
    Categories: News
    Tuesday, December 04, 2018
    Red Oak officials are pouring through the indicators revealed in a recent study of the city's workforce. Results of a laborshed study of the city of Red Oak were recently released by Iowa Workforce Development and the Iowa Economic Development Authority. Shawnna Silvius is executive director of the Montgomery County Development Corporation. Speaking on KMA's "Morning Line" program Monday ...read more
    Categories: News
    Tuesday, November 27, 2018
    The United States Chamber of Commerce has recently awarded the Marshalltown Area Chamber of Commerce with 5-Star Accreditation for its sound policies, effective organizational procedures, and positive impact on the community.   “Chambers of commerce play a critical role in their communities” said Raymond P. Towle, IOM, CAE, U.S. Chamber vice president of Federation Relations and Institute for ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, News
    Tuesday, November 27, 2018
    Western Dubuque High School will be participating in the 2nd Annual Spring Service Day on Wednesday, May 1, 2019.  This Service Day will involve all of the students fourth grade on up at WDHS.  It is extremely important that we give opportunities for the students to understand and experience giving back to our communities. Our day will begin with a short presentation on WHY they are doing this ...read more
    Categories: Community, News
    Wednesday, November 14, 2018
    Iowa voters are split on the basic question of whether they are willing to pay more taxes for more government services, according to a new Des Moines Register/Mediacom Iowa Poll. Forty-five percent of likely voters say they are willing to pay higher taxes and have state government provide more services. Forty-two percent say they would rather pay lower taxes and have state government provide ...read more
    Categories: News, Political
    Wednesday, November 14, 2018
    In an election that's largely not about education — polls and NPR's reporting says immigration and healthcare are two top issues — we wanted to focus on the places where education is influencing and mobilizing voters. Here are our nine takeaways of what to watch: 1. Teachers are flexing their (political) muscles With just days to go, both of the major teachers' unions have devoted their ...read more
    Categories: News, Political
    Wednesday, November 14, 2018
    Nominations are being accepted for Excellence in Teaching about Agriculture.   Many teachers throughout Iowa integrate agriculture into their classroom to enrich student learning experiences and apply science, social studies, language arts and many other subjects. Through an awards program offered by the Iowa Agriculture Literacy Foundation, those excellent teachers can be recognized for their ...read more
    Categories: News
    Wednesday, November 14, 2018
    Five Iowa colleges have launched new resources to assist professors, administrators and other employees with repayment of their student debt. Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC), Grand View University, Iowa Wesleyan University, St. Ambrose University and Wartburg College have partnered with Aspire Resources, Inc. as some of the first national employers to offer these solutions as a way to ...read more
    Categories: News
    Wednesday, August 22, 2018
    The Cedar Rapids Chamber of Commerce, formed in 1918, is marking its 100th year as a promoter of economic and community development. It has had different names over the years and has moved a number of times, but it’s been “pushing” issues for a century. In the years immediately after its formation, the chamber led the successful community effort to have the Lincoln Highway routed through Cedar ...read more
    Categories: News, Iowa News
    Wednesday, October 04, 2017
    With over 100 communities and thousands of businesses represented in ICCE’s membership, we strive to connect local chambers to the trends, education and best practices that will improve business communities across Iowa.   Membership in ICCE has many advantages including professional training, executive orientation, scholarships and more. Some of these benefits come from using the membership ...read more
    Categories: Education, Programs & Services, Events & Training
    Thursday, July 20, 2017
    Click Here to Create Your ICCE Member Account As part of your ICCE membership, we have included FREE benefits that help you succeed.  One of those benefits is the Member Information Center (MIC). This online community is a hub for daily interactions, allowing members to access resources and benefits while building integrated relationships with other ICCE members. Easily update your contact ...read more
    Categories: Events & Training