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  • BY BUSINESS RECORD STAFF
    Friday, May 27, 2016 10:57 AM
    Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad on Thursday signed legislation aimed at improving access to modernized technical education.

  • BY CHRIS CONETZKEY
    Friday, May 27, 2016 10:47 AM
    I sat in on the Des Moines Area Metropolitan Planning Organization's Year Three kickoff event and review of the Tomorrow Plan initiative, a voluntary plan for the sustainable development of the region for the next 40 years. Leadership for the project, including MPO Executive Director Todd Ashby, MPO Communications Director Gunnar Olson, Polk County Supervisor Angela Connolly and Des Moines Mayor Frank Cownie, spent time reviewing the successes of the past year and outlining a few of the goals ahead for the next year. You can learn about those here. During the event I found myself reflecting on when the plan was in the initial stages before the official launch and wondering if the plan was too pie-in-the-sky to actually implement. Years later much has been implemented, and what I think has been interesting, is how the plan has helped provide a steady drumbeat on issues such as walkability, water trails, bike lanes and one-way streets, that three to five years ago weren't part of the community's collective consciousness. The ideas were out there, certainly, but I think what the plan has done effectively is raise the profile of these goals. That, in turn, helped create a common language base that has. in my opinion. allowed for better discussion and debate about projects. That's a success to applaud.

  • BY BUSINESS RECORD STAFF
    Wednesday, May 25, 2016 3:10 PM
    West Des Moines-based Aureon announced today the acquisition of Midwest Project Partners, a Des Moines-based company specializing in project management and management consulting services, primarily for financial services firms throughout Iowa and nationwide.

  • BY PERRY BEEMAN
    Wednesday, May 25, 2016 9:43 AM
    A small group went to meet U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack on Wednesday. Clive City Councilwoman Susan Judkins wanted to talk to the former Iowa governor about the prospect of using U.S. Department of Agriculture funds to aid the work of local watershed authorities, now that the Iowa Legislature has adjourned again without approving a major initiative to improve Iowa's water quality.

  • Tuesday, May 24, 2016 3:41 PM
    The Greater Des Moines Partnership's internship program, formerly Do More in the City, has been renamed Seize the City.

  • BY CHRIS CONETZKEY
    Monday, May 23, 2016 10:38 AM
    When I first moved to Des Moines five years ago, as editor, one of the questions I would get asked all the time was "What's your coverage area?" Seems like a straightforward question, right? We're the Des Moines Business Record, after all, so we cover Des Moines business. Yet I found it hard to answer.


  • Friday, May 20, 2016 3:40 PM
    Las Vegas-based Scientific Games Corp. plans expansions of its facilities in Des Moines and Cedar Falls that are expected to create 51 new jobs in the state. 

  • Friday, May 20, 2016 3:40 PM
    The Iowa Economic Development Authority board today also provided funding to three Greater Des Moines-based startups based on recommendations from the Technology Commercialization Committee:

  • Friday, May 20, 2016 1:32 PM
    Iowa's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate rose to 3.9 percent in April from 3.8 percent in March.

  • BY JOE GARDYASZ
    Friday, May 20, 2016 10:42 AM
    African-Americans experience joblessness at a rate more than two times that of whites in Des Moines, a sign of the racial wealth divide that's prevalent across the United States.

  • BY JOE GARDYASZ
    Friday, May 20, 2016 6:00 AM
    Frank Liebl winces when he still hears someone refer to his city as “poor Newton.” But he’s hearing that expression less often as the city continues its steady recovery from the loss of Maytag Corp. nine years ago. 

  • Indianola: Pennies pay for brighter city
    BY KENT DARR
    Friday, May 20, 2016 6:00 AM
    On March 1, Indianola voters approved adding a penny to the sales tax charged on retail sales in the city, the Warren County seat of government, a mere 20-minute drive south of Des Moines.

  • BY PERRY BEEMAN
    Friday, May 20, 2016 6:00 AM

    Karen Eischen knows what’s going on in Pella. Eischen, executive director of the Pella Chamber of Commerce, helps guide development from her upper-level office in a remodeled visitors hub northwest of a tidy town square known for two things: tulips and Dutch letters.


  • BY KENT DARR
    Thursday, May 19, 2016 10:46 AM
    Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp., a multinational corporation that is based in New Jersey with a presence in Des Moines, plans to hire more than 1,000 people and occupy office space in Two Ruan Center as well as build two office building in the Gray's Landing development.

  • BY KENT DARR
    Thursday, May 19, 2016 10:44 AM
    Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp., a multinational corporation that is based in New Jersey with a presence in Des Moines, plans to hire more than 1,000 people and occupy office space in Two Ruan Center as well as build two office building in the Gray's Landing development.

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