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  • Wednesday, September 28, 2016 3:50 PM
    Only about 20 percent of the jobs Iowa's economic development agency contracted with businesses to create or retain over an 11-year period have come to fruition, a newly released audit shows.

  • Wednesday, September 28, 2016 3:50 PM
    State personal income growth accelerated to 1.0 percent on average in the second quarter of 2016 from 0.3 percent in the first quarter, according to estimates released today by the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis.

  • Tuesday, September 27, 2016 4:07 PM
    The Greater Des Moines Partnership is asking area businesses to shift 5 percent of spending to local vendors as part of a program called "Look Local First." 

  • Tuesday, September 27, 2016 3:38 PM
    Iowa Workforce Development's Unemployment Insurance Division announced that residents can now file weekly unemployment insurance claims using a mobile device. 

  • BY BUSINESS RECORD STAFF
    Tuesday, September 27, 2016 3:31 PM
    ACH Food Companies Inc., the parent company of Tone's Spices in Ankeny, has sold its spice business to B&G Foods for $365 million in cash, the Chicago Tribune reported.

  • BY BUSINESS RECORD STAFF
    Tuesday, September 20, 2016 3:13 PM
    Real economic growth in Greater Des Moines increased by 2 percent in 2015 from the prior year, according to new data released by the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis. By comparison, year-over-year growth in the metro's gross domestic product was 4.3 percent in 2014 from 2013.

  • Tuesday, September 20, 2016 11:27 AM
    Iowa's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate increased slightly to 4.2 percent in August from 4.1 percent in July.

  • BY BUSINESS RECORD STAFF
    Monday, September 19, 2016 10:21 AM
    The Iowa Economic Development Authority on Friday backed several Central Iowa projects, including a massive overhaul of downtown Grinnell, the Grinnell College campus, and the gateway between the two.

  • Recharging: Iowa Energy Center under review after director leaves
    BY PERRY BEEMAN
    Friday, September 16, 2016 6:00 AM
    Iowa Energy Center operations are getting a full review with the help of outside experts after the center’s departing director blasted what he called interference from utilities and others when he tried to make changes he thought would improve grants and other programs.

  • Thursday, September 15, 2016 3:48 PM
    Creighton University's Rural Mainstreet Index fell for the 13th straight month, though Iowa is faring better than the area as a whole.

  • BY BUSINESS RECORD STAFF
    Thursday, September 15, 2016 3:42 PM
    Small-business owners are feeling confident on a number of levels, according to results from the latest Principal Financial Well-Being Index -- Business Owners report released today.

  • BY JOE GARDYASZ
    Thursday, September 15, 2016 3:40 PM
    Exports by Greater Des Moines companies topped $1 billion for a fourth consecutive year in 2015, but dipped last year after three consecutive years of growth, according to figures released today by the U.S. Commerce Department.

  • Thursday, September 15, 2016 11:43 AM
    The agreement between Coralville and the state for a $12 million boost to the Iowa Arena project is official. 

  • Tuesday, September 13, 2016 11:45 AM
    The Des Moines City Council on Monday approved discounted parking rates for Cognizant Technology Solutions, as part of an incentive package for its expansion downtown.

  • BY CHRIS CONETZKEY
    Friday, September 09, 2016 9:42 AM
    The Business Record brought back one of our most popular and informative events ever - 90 Ideas in 90 Minutes - on Sept. 8 at the Hilton Garden Inn West Des Moines.

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