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  • BY PERRY BEEMAN
    Monday, September 25, 2017 11:20 AM
    Des Moines Water Works has repeatedly warned that Iowa must be diligent about fighting water pollution to avoid a repeat of the water-contamination disaster in Flint, Mich. 

  • Monday, September 25, 2017 11:17 AM
    The Fifth, a luxury high-rise planned to replace a parking ramp that is being demolished along Fifth Avenue between Court Avenue and Walnut Street, continues as a work in progress, growing to 39 floors, with apartments towering above a 117-room boutique hotel.

  • BY KENT DARR
    Monday, September 25, 2017 11:15 AM
    The Fifth, a luxury high-rise planned to replace a parking ramp that is being demolished along Fifth Avenue between Court Avenue and Walnut Street, continues as a work in progress, growing to 39 floors, with apartments towering above a 117-room boutique hotel.

  • BY SUZANNE BEHNKE
    Friday, September 22, 2017 11:20 AM
    There’s plenty of conversation about today’s workforce shortages and needs. 

  • BY PERRY BEEMAN
    Friday, September 22, 2017 9:00 AM

  • BY PERRY BEEMAN
    Friday, September 22, 2017 6:00 AM

  • BY KENT DARR
    Friday, September 22, 2017 6:00 AM
    Economist Victor Calanog didn’t waste any time getting right to the “boring” part of his presentation Sept. 11 to Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW) Iowa. After expressing his thanks for the use of a wireless microphone (“I feel like Bon Jovi just walking around … and feeling like a rock star”) he said “no self-respecting economist would start any presentation without boring you with a slide about GDP growth. 

  • BY PERRY BEEMAN
    Friday, September 22, 2017 6:00 AM
    New York architect Mario Gandelsonas — whose vision for downtown Des Moines included the Western Gateway Park and the Principal Riverwalk — had harsh things to say about the city’s several miles of skywalks. Answering an audience member’s question at Grinnell College recently, Gandelsonas said, “The skywalk is perhaps the dysfunctional piece of infrastructure in Des Moines. It was developed piecemeal. There was no plan.”

  • Steve Dinnen
    Friday, September 22, 2017 6:00 AM
    We all have an investment style — aggressive versus conservative, speculative versus capital preservation, etc. But what about financial planners? Will one stick all of a client’s money into municipal bond mutual funds, while another chases a Brazilian gold mine startup in hopes of hitting a home run? Will they let their clients go down these paths?

  • BY CHRIS CONETZKEY
    Friday, September 22, 2017 6:00 AM

  • BY JOE GARDYASZ
    Friday, September 22, 2017 6:00 AM
    I recently heard from Terri Hale, who with her husband, John Hale, is continuing on a mission they began while she was at Principal Financial Group to educate employers about the need to support workers who are caring for aging family members. 

  • Friday, September 22, 2017 6:00 AM

    Here's a list of local people in the September 22 issue of the Business Record and the page number of the article in which they are mentioned. Members can read all of this week's stories at businessrecord.com/insider and can access the digital version of the paper by clicking here.

    Terry Branstad, 10   
    Steve Bruere, 10   
    Jake Christensen, 16   
    Ron Corbett, 10   
    Laura Graham, 16   
    Jack Hatch, 16   
    Fred Hubbell, 10   
    Kerri Johannsen, 10   
    Sean McMahon, 10   
    Ryan Moffatt, 16   
    Mary Neubauer, 4   
    Bill Northey, 10   
    Kim Reynolds, 10   
    Scott Sanders, 16   
    Brenna Smith, 10   
    Bill Stowe, 10   
    Andrew Wheeler, 10   
    Jack Whitver, 10   
    David Yepsen, 4, 8

     

  • BY KENT DARR
    Wednesday, September 20, 2017 3:53 PM
    Economist Victor Calanog didn’t waste any time getting right to the “boring” part of his presentation Sept. 11 to Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW) Iowa.

  • BY PERRY BEEMAN
    Wednesday, September 20, 2017 10:27 AM
    Already this week, Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement had its petition to improve regulation of hog confinements in Iowa tossed by the state panel charged with regulating the farms, the Iowa Environmental Protection Commission.

  • BY BUSINESS RECORD STAFF
    Tuesday, September 19, 2017 2:00 PM
    In case you missed it...
    A brief look back at news from the past week on BusinessRecord.com

    Five U.S. ag secretaries coming to town
    The Iowa Hunger Summit will feature a panel of five former U.S. agriculture secretaries, including former Gov. Tom Vilsack. http://bit.ly/2yaGLu6

    Airport faces bigger shortfall for terminal
    The Des Moines International Airport has learned its budget shortfall for the new terminal has grown to $225 million. http://bit.ly/2wrT4A3

    Officials outline new regional water utility
    Local officials outlined plans to create the Central Iowa Regional Water Utility. http://bit.ly/2wbGXLX

    ISU: Job shortage causes brain drain
    Iowa State University economists checked out federal data that show a shortage of jobs for skilled workers fuels Iowa’s brain drain. http://bit.ly/2wbGXLX

    Iowa colleges score rankings
    Several of Iowa’s colleges and universities landed on an annual list of the best schools. http://bit.ly/2h3Wcjq

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