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Iowa Sets Ambitious Workforce Education GoalsIn order to satisfy workforce needs, Iowa is fostering K–12 STEM education and aiming to increase postsecondary education and training via free community college and other measures.
Knowledge-Industry Firm Grows in a Small, Iowa Manufacturing CityA former mill town on the Mississippi River is home to an insurer that continues to expand and is working on attracting data-driven industry with its pool of college-educated workers.
Advanced Manufacturing Drives Iowa’s EconomySupply chain mapping, data on autonomous fleets, and low-cost renewable energy can all be found in Iowa…surprised? You shouldn’t be.
The Select Few Metros Where Wages Are Really GrowingA recent analysis from Emsi suggests that the labor market might not be as tight as the data shows — or at least not tight enough for businesses in aggregate to significantly drive up wages.
2017 Gold & Silver Shovel Awards Recognize States Compiling Healthy Rosters of New and Expanded FacilitiesThe work of economic development is a complicated mix of salesmanship, customer service, technical and legal expertise, communications, relationship-building, and a healthy dose of good fortune.
Credit & Incentive Trends in Landing a Data CenterTax incentives have played a key role in differentiating potential data center facility locations.
Regional Report: Midwest Economy Buffeted by the Winds of ChangeThere have been ups and downs in the world of Midwest auto manufacturing, but the region has also shown growth in the technology, agribusiness, and logistics/distribution sectors.
Frontline: Incubators Help Startups to Grow and SucceedStartup fever is exploding across America, as a slow-growth economy, corporate job cutbacks, and the work ethos and expectations of the burgeoning millennial generation reshape the business landscape.
U.S. Legislative, Incentives, & Economic Development Policies UpdateGrowing companies need to be aware of the many changes states are making to their incentives policies.
Iowa Basic Business TaxesCorporate income tax, Job creation tax credit, Research and development, Enterprise zones, Property tax, Business inventory tax, Pollution-control equipment, Property tax exemption, Industrial machinery and equipment, Sales and use taxes, Industrial fuels and raw materials
Iowa Direct Financial IncentivesIowa's economic development, finance and tax organizations provide a range of incentive programs to initiate new business and commercial investment.
Regional Report: Industrial Diversification Helps Midwest Meet Today’s Economic ChallengesThe largely Midwest-based automotive is humming along to record sales and hauling hundreds of companies in the region along with it while technology companies have begun to warm up to the talent and work ethic that resides in America’s heartland.
A Win-Win for Veterans & Companies Requiring Skilled WorkersGovernment and corporate initiatives are helping companies to utilize the skills of returning veterans to fill their need for qualified workers.
Assessing a Location’s WorkforceEvery labor market is unique. Evaluating a region’s labor suitability for a new or expanding operation should consider many factors beyond population size and unemployment rates. Understanding the interconnectivity of topics pertaining to competitive demand, pay practices, attrition, applicant flow/quality, geographic site positioning, union activity, benefit offerings, and training resources is important and will better inform a location commitment decision.
IEDA Incentive Grants Assist Companies with Expansions in Cherokee, Des Moines and Dubuque, Iowa