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Renew Rural Iowa backs Ag Startup Engine at ISU - Business Record

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Renew Rural Iowa backs Ag Startup Engine at ISU
Business Record
Renew Rural Iowa has joined backers of the Ag Startup Engine at the Iowa State University Research Park, joining Next Level Ventures and founding members Summit Agricultural Group, Ag Leader Technologies, Ag Ventures Alliance, and Peoples Co.

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Iowa ranks as best state for doctors - Business Record

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Iowa ranks as best state for doctors
Business Record
Iowa is the top state in the nation for physicians, according to an analysis by WalletHub. To identify the best states for doctors, WalletHub analysts compared the 50 states and the District of Columbia across two key dimensions, "opportunity and ...

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Iowa could see 17000 wind jobs by 2020 - Business Record

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Windpower Engineering (press release)

Iowa could see 17000 wind jobs by 2020
Business Record
A consulting firm affiliated with the American Wind Energy Association predicts Iowa could have 17,000 wind-energy jobs and $9 billion in added economic activity by 2020 as the industry grows. Wind energy advocates are meeting with state officials at ...
Over 17000 Iowa wind-related jobs possible by 2020, says Navigant ConsultingWindpower Engineering (press release)

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Ann Drake gives keynote at University of Iowa Tippie Women Summit - The Gazette: Eastern Iowa Breaking News and Headlines

Sun, 03/26/2017 - 18:56

The Gazette: Eastern Iowa Breaking News and Headlines

Ann Drake gives keynote at University of Iowa Tippie Women Summit
The Gazette: Eastern Iowa Breaking News and Headlines
“We're still not equal everywhere.” Dozens of women — many students at the UI Tippie College of Business, UI faculty members and local businesswomen — attended the Tippie Women Summit on Saturday, which featured Drake as the keynote speaker.

From Iowa City to China: Hamburg Inn plans massive expansion - Business Record

Sun, 03/26/2017 - 18:26

From Iowa City to China: Hamburg Inn plans massive expansion
Business Record
Iowa City Press-Citizen: The iconic Hamburg Inn No. 2 restaurant in Iowa City is ready to take on the world with plans for major expansion. Owner Michael Lee said he plans to open nearly 30 Hamburg Inn locations throughout Iowa in the near future and ...

Amana Food Bank is open for business - Iowa City Press Citizen

Sun, 03/26/2017 - 15:28

Iowa City Press Citizen

Amana Food Bank is open for business
Iowa City Press Citizen
AMANA -- So the situation was twofold for the food bank in Amana. The Hawkeye Area Communication Action Program had contacted several residents asking about food resource availability and awareness in the Amana Colonies and Iowa County. At about ...

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VT Industries investing $21 million in hometown - Sioux City Journal

Sun, 03/26/2017 - 06:06

Sioux City Journal

VT Industries investing $21 million in hometown
Sioux City Journal
“Our family's from Holstein originally and my grandfather founded the company here and Holstein is really part of our business and an important part of our success in Northwest Iowa,” said Schmitt, who serves as the company's vice president of ...

Business briefs - Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier

Sun, 03/26/2017 - 00:36

Business briefs
Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier
WATERLOO – Iowa State University Extension and Outreach-Black Hawk County and the Black Hawk County Master Gardeners received a $5,000 Growing Together mini-grant. Black Hawk County was one of 14 chosen county projects to receive a combined ...

Startup Factory presents what you need to start a business - Iowa State Daily

Sat, 03/25/2017 - 13:58

Iowa State Daily

Startup Factory presents what you need to start a business
Iowa State Daily
That is the ISU Startup Factory's motto that is applied to every aspect of its organization, and it is no different when it comes to preparing Iowa State business students and Ames community members. Roughly 60 students and community members, all who ...

Average workers compensation claim can ruin a business - DesMoinesRegister.com

Sat, 03/25/2017 - 11:06

DesMoinesRegister.com

Average workers compensation claim can ruin a business
DesMoinesRegister.com
The March 14 story "Is Iowa workers' comp out of control?" read more like an opinion piece than a news story. While a lengthy response could easily refute each point in the story, and the anecdotal support offered at the end, in the interests of ...

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Dubuque's Sugar Ray's BBQ to close - Quad City Times

Sat, 03/25/2017 - 09:42

Quad City Times

Dubuque's Sugar Ray's BBQ to close
Quad City Times
ADVANCE FOR THE WEEKEND OF MARCH 25-26 AND THEREAFTER - In this Friday, Mar. 17, 2017 photo, Ray Sanders poses in front of his business, Sugar Ray's BBQ, in Dubuque, Iowa. Sugar Ray's BBQ has stopped accepting dine-in and carry-out ...

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From Iowa City to China: Hamburg Inn plans massive expansion - Iowa City Press Citizen

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 18:33

Iowa City Press Citizen

From Iowa City to China: Hamburg Inn plans massive expansion
Iowa City Press Citizen
Lee himself has serious credentials when it comes to international business. Born and raised in China, Lee came to Iowa City to study and graduate from the University of Iowa in the late 1960s. Since then, Lee has worked to offer more students the ...

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Iowa's February unemployment rate drops to 3.2 percent - Sioux City Journal

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 17:11

The Gazette: Eastern Iowa Breaking News and Headlines

Iowa's February unemployment rate drops to 3.2 percent
Sioux City Journal
DES MOINES | A new report says Iowa's unemployment rate dropped to 3.2 percent in February, its lowest level since 2001. Iowa Workforce Development announced Friday that the rate was two-tenths of a point lower than the 3.4 percent in January and was ...
Iowa unemployment rate falls to 3.2 percentBusiness Record
Iowa unemployment hits lowest rate since 2001The Gazette: Eastern Iowa Breaking News and Headlines
Iowa, Illinois jobless rates fallQuad City Times

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Iowa unemployment rate falls to 3.2 percent - Business Record

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 16:12

The Gazette: Eastern Iowa Breaking News and Headlines

Iowa unemployment rate falls to 3.2 percent
Business Record
"Iowa took another step towards full employment with the unemployment rate dropping to its lowest level since 2001," Beth Townsend, director of Iowa Workforce Development, said in a statement. Townsend said Iowa businesses added 3,000 jobs last month, ...
Iowa unemployment hits lowest rate since 2001The Gazette: Eastern Iowa Breaking News and Headlines
Iowa, Illinois jobless rates fallQuad City Times

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Iowa unemployment hits lowest rate since 2001 - The Gazette: Eastern Iowa Breaking News and Headlines

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 15:14

The Gazette: Eastern Iowa Breaking News and Headlines

Iowa unemployment hits lowest rate since 2001
The Gazette: Eastern Iowa Breaking News and Headlines
Boosts in Iowa's financial, trade and transportation, and business services industries have helped bring the state's unemployment rate to its lowest level in about 16 years. Iowa's jobless rate fell to 3.2 percent in February, down from 3.8 percent the ...

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Iowa's February unemployment rate drops to 3.2 percent - Madison.com

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 12:53

Iowa's February unemployment rate drops to 3.2 percent
Madison.com
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A new report says Iowa's unemployment rate dropped to 3.2 percent in February, its lowest level since 2001. Iowa Workforce Development announced Friday that the rate was two-tenths of a point lower than the 3.4 percent in ...

Amended Iowa Workers' Comp Overhaul Advanced to Senate - Insurance Journal

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 11:23

Amended Iowa Workers' Comp Overhaul Advanced to Senate
Insurance Journal
NCCI said overall premium costs for Iowa businesses decreased in 2017 by an average of 4.7 percent. Those rates have slightly fluctuated in previous years, but when analyzing premiums, loss ratios and lost-time claims, NCCI said most companies benefit ...

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The Elbert Files: A foggy crystal ball - Business Record

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 10:43

The Elbert Files: A foggy crystal ball
Business Record
In recent months, two think tanks — the conservative-leaning Public Interest Institute in Muscatine and the liberal-leaning Iowa Fiscal Partnership in Iowa City —have pointed out problems with Iowa's economic development incentives and asked ...

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Norman Borlaug home: Iowa farm grows ag icon - Mason City Globe Gazette

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 06:04

Mason City Globe Gazette

Norman Borlaug home: Iowa farm grows ag icon
Mason City Globe Gazette
Norman Borlaug home: Iowa farm grows ag icon. Key figure in 'green revolution' got his start on Iowa farm ... Such is the case with the northeast Iowa farm where Norman Borlaug grew up. “Even in in later years, Norm would talk about his boyhood farm ...

Iowa State leader, headed to Auburn, was dogged by conflicts - Burlington Hawk Eye

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 03:34

Burlington Hawk Eye

Iowa State leader, headed to Auburn, was dogged by conflicts
Burlington Hawk Eye
Iowa State University President Steven Leath is leaving behind a record of achievements that landed him the top job at Auburn University and a history of testing ethical boundaries, which earned him criticism along the way. Leath, 59, is known as a ...

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