• News for Economic

    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
    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