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  • BY JOE GARDYASZ
    Friday, February 24, 2017 6:00 AM
    Here’s an interesting fact: About 70 percent of Iowans who filed unemployment claims in a recent week did so using their mobile devices rather than a computer.

  • Friday, February 24, 2017 6:00 AM

    Here's a list of local people in the February 24 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.

    Matt Anderson, 4
    Leisha Barcus, 16
    Jay Byers, 4
    Katie Byers, 4
    Mark Edelman, 10
    Michael Gartner, 4
    Courtney Greene, 4
    Alomgir Hossain, 10
    Larry Hulse, 4
    Eric Kinman, 10
    Eric Lohmeier, 4
    Sarah Lohmeier, 4
    Karl Metzger, 4
    Karen Novak-Swalwell, 4
    Erin Olson-Douglas, 4
    Alex Orozco, 10
    Scott Sanders, 4
    Rick Swalwell, 4
    Susan Watts, 16
    Dave Wilken, 7 

     

  • BY PERRY BEEMAN
    Friday, February 24, 2017 6:00 AM
    Katie Byers tells us her HomeDitty home-concert startup has signed up 45 new concert hosts — putting her nearly halfway to her first-year goal just a few weeks into the BETA testing. 

  • BY KENT DARR
    Wednesday, February 22, 2017 4:55 PM
    Sometimes, new school has an old-school feel. That is the case with the Gray's Station neighborhood that Hubbell Realty Co. envisions for 75 acres of derelict railroad land between Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway and the Raccoon River on the southern fringes of downtown Des Moines.

  • BY KENT DARR
    Wednesday, February 22, 2017 4:51 PM
    Flat-plate parking ramps can be used for everything from offices to apartments.

  • BY BUSINESS RECORD STAFF
    Tuesday, February 21, 2017 2:00 PM

    In case you missed it...
    A brief look back at members-only news from the past week on BusinessRecord.com


    Urban pioneers encounter tracks from the past
    What has been described as a pioneering project in the Des Moines Market District is a little off track thanks to a city ordinance from the city’s railroading past.
    http://bit.ly/2lzSvlM

    Development of year-round market at Kaleidoscope
    A coalition that hopes to turn the Kaleidoscope at the Hub into a year-round public market and urban farm is seeking information from potential developers and managers.
    http://bit.ly/2lzSxtU 

    Des Moines considers development project in Northeast Gateway area
    The Des Moines City Council will consider the preliminary terms of a development agreement with Thompson Properties LC, owner of Waterloo-based Heating & Cooling Co. Inc., for construction of a $5 million operations center warehouse in the city’s Northeast Gateway renewal area. 
    http://bit.ly/2lEHnoa

     

     

     

  • BY PERRY BEEMAN
    Tuesday, February 21, 2017 9:48 AM
    I swung out to Urbandale City Hall on Monday (Feb. 20) for a joint meeting among council members and the water utility board. Normally, this might be less than riveting, but we're having a bit of a metro dust-up over whether Bill Stowe and his regime at Des Moines Water Works should run things around here — as far as producing water goes — or if suburbs such as West Des Moines, Waukee and Urbandale should build their own plants. 

  • BY CHRIS CONETZKEY
    Monday, February 20, 2017 3:18 PM
    A CNN story this morning reported that UPS trucks almost never take left-hand turns, and by favoring right-hand turns at all times, the carrier can save millions of gallons of fuel each year, and avoid emissions equivalent to over 20,000 passenger cars.

  • BY PERRY BEEMAN
    Monday, February 20, 2017 3:03 PM
    The high-stakes debate over who should control Greater Des Moines water utilities shot down the rapids this week as Des Moines and suburban officials raced to react to legislation that would dismantle Des Moines Water Works and other local water utilities and force creation of a regional entity.

  • Friday, February 17, 2017 6:00 AM

    Here's a list of local people in the February 17 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.

    Jay Byers, 4
    Katie Byers, 4
    Justin Doyle, 4
    Chad Ellsworth, 6
    Daryld Karloff, 8
    Matthew Kinley, 4
    Merritt Krause, 6
    Justin Mandelbaum, 4
    Joyce McDanel, 8
    David Miles, 4
    Paula Noonan, 4
    Mark Purtle, 4
    John Ridgeway, 8
    Pat Steele, 13
    Zach Steele, 13
    Patti Wachtendorf, 13   
     

     

     


  • BY PERRY BEEMAN
    Friday, February 17, 2017 6:00 AM
    With the Greater Des Moines Partnership’s focus on the GlobalDSM initiative, and with Gov. Terry Branstad preparing to become U.S. ambassador to a key importer of farm products — China — we thought it would be a good time to take a spin through some federal export statistics.

  • BY KENT DARR
    Thursday, February 16, 2017 3:16 PM
    The city of Des Moines is shifting responsibilities among its assistant city managers as a result of the rapid pace of development projects and a desire to allow City Manager Scott Sanders to delegate some authority.

    Assistant City Manager Matt Anderson, who has headed the city's economic development department, now will act as a liaison between the economic development, community development, engineering and housing departments.

    With the exception of the housing department, which operates primarily under federal guidance, Anderson will oversee departments directly connected to most aspects of the city's growth, from development agreements and financial packages to street improvements and zoning issues.

  • BY KENT DARR
    Wednesday, February 15, 2017 5:17 PM
    What has been described as a pioneering project in the Des Moines Market District is a little off track thanks to a city ordinance from the city's railroading past.

  • BY KENT DARR
    Wednesday, February 15, 2017 5:14 PM
    It is a rare day when a local lender announces its participation in a big development project. Maybe that's due to stereotypical Iowa reticence to toot our own horns. Maybe it's because local lenders defer to their customers to do the tooting. For out-of-town lenders, that isn't so much the case.

  • BY BUSINESS RECORD STAFF
    Tuesday, February 14, 2017 2:00 PM

    In case you missed it...
    A brief look back at members-only news from the past week on BusinessRecord.com


    New name, more floors for Blackbird’s tower
    Justin Doyle says his planned luxury high-rise at Seventh and Walnut streets is getting a new name, enough floors to make it the third-tallest building in the state, and local investors. 
    http://bit.ly/2kPkUn6

    5th and Walnut changes
    Justin Mandelbaum’s planned high-rise development is losing a climbing wall and jazz club that were initially proposed for the $100 million project between Walnut Street and Court Avenue, but is gaining a 50-room boutique hotel.
    http://bit.ly/2l4KHpR 

    Miles, Kinley launch venture capital firm
    David Miles has partnered with Matthew Kinley to form ManchesterStory Group, a $125 million venture capital fund that will focus on investments in early- to midstage companies in the financial technology and health care sectors. 
    http://bit.ly/2lLW2dA

    Free Embrace Aging videos
    A new resource being offered at no cost to Central Iowa organizations could go a long way toward helping families proactively address topics related to aging. 
    http://bit.ly/2kPpNwv

     


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