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    Monday, October 29, 2018
    By Deborah NeyensOct 22, 2018 at 10:15 am In September, hundreds of Iowans convened in Cedar Rapids at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Convention Complex for in-depth discussions about the opportunities and the challenges facing the state. The Gazette’s second-annual Iowa Ideas Conference connected attendees with thought leaders from around Iowa and elsewhere — and with each other — to explore ...read more
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    Friday, October 26, 2018
    After decades of waiting, a ribbon cutting was held in Holstein Friday to mark the completion of the expansion of U.S. Highway 20 to a four-lane roadway that connects the eastern and western borders of Iowa. The final four-lane section of the highway was officially opened to traffic on Wednesday, marking the end of a vision for the corridor that was more than 60 years in the making. Charese ...read more
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    Friday, October 26, 2018
    Two cities in Iowa have submitted proposals to the U.S.D.A. as the agency considers new locations for the headquarters of the Economic Research Service and the National Institute of Food and Agriculture. According to Debi Durham, director of the Iowa Economic Development Authority, the proposals are from Council Bluffs and Ames. Ames is the home of Iowa State University, a so-called “land ...read more
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    Friday, October 26, 2018
    The Greater Cedar Valley Alliance & Chamber is partnering with Iowa Workforce Development and Iowa Economic Development Authority to complete a laborshed employment study for the Cedar Falls/Waterloo area. Talent availability has been a concern for Cedar Valley and Iowa businesses. The study will geographically define which communities contribute to Cedar Falls/Waterloo’s workforce. This ...read more
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    Friday, October 26, 2018
    Statewide Iowa — (RI) — The US Small Business Administration approved loans to more than 400 Iowa businesses during the just-ended fiscal year, helping them to start or expand operations. Jayne Armstrong, director of the S-B-A’s Iowa District Office, says the loans totaled nearly $170-million statewide for the fiscal year, that’s up from about $155-million the previous year.  Loans were approved ...read more
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    Friday, September 14, 2018
    ICR Iowa wants to know who’s looking for work and where they’re looking. Later this month, the economic-development organization will mail a survey to employers in its seven-county region to learn how many employees they each have. Once that count is tabulated, a residential telephone survey will conducted to gather details on workforce characteristics such as employment status and ...read more
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    Friday, September 07, 2018
    Christian Lutz of Independence has been recently appointed by Governor Reynolds to serve on the Empowering Rural Iowa Initiative for a 2-year term.  Specifically, he will serve on the Growing Rural Iowa task force.This particular task force is charged with considering ideas, policies, and initiatives designed to encourage and develop the next generation of leadership for rural communities and to ...read more
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    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
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    Friday, October 20, 2017
    Iowa Workforce Development expects to collect $1.6 million in new fees from businesses attempting to shirk their unemployment taxes, Radio Iowa reported. The agency has been authorized by legislators to fine businesses $500 if they fail to properly register as employers, and $200 if they send registration paperwork through the mail instead of filing and paying unemployment taxes ...read more
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