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  • Tuesday, May 03, 2016 3:09 PM
    After three straight months of expansion, a gauge of business activity in a nine-state region of the Midwest declined last month, but remained above growth-neutral.

  • Tuesday, May 03, 2016 2:59 PM
    Chicago advertising agency MACLYN has been hired by Eastern Polk Regional Development Inc. to create a brand campaign and website this fall, according to a release.

  • Monday, May 02, 2016 3:45 PM
    The Iowa Leading Indicators Index, a measure of the state economy that is compiled by the Department of Revenue, recorded its first increase in more than a year in March, when the index rose to 105.2 from 105 in February. 

  • Monday, May 02, 2016 11:49 AM
    Dee Baird resigned April 29 as president and CEO of the Cedar Rapids Metro Economic Alliance, where she has served for almost six years. 

  • Monday, May 02, 2016 11:48 AM
    The minimum wage in Johnson County is now $9.15. The increase took effect Sunday, and marks the second of three set increases.

  • Monday, May 02, 2016 11:44 AM
    In honor of National Small Business Wee, the Greater Des Moines Partnership is reminding businesses to pledge to shift 5 percent of their spending to local vendors as part of a program called "Look Local First." 

  • Wednesday, April 27, 2016 4:04 PM
    The city of Ankeny and Iowa Workforce Development's Regional Research Bureau are conducting a laborshed employment study for the Ankeny area in order to help current and potential businesses better understand the size and characteristics of the area's labor force.

    Monday, April 25, 2016 2:43 PM
    Former Iowa governor Tom Vilsack, now the U.S. agriculture secretary, is in Vietnam today to meet with officials to discuss the details of the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a controversial pact supporters say will improve U.S. exports.

  • Friday, April 22, 2016 10:35 AM
    The Greater Des Moines Partnership will team with Iowa Workforce Development and others to study where Greater Des Moines workers live. 

  • Friday, April 22, 2016 10:35 AM
    The SMART Conference on April 28 in Des Moines will feature keynote addresses by John McElligott, CEO of York Exponential and the Fortress, and CNN commentator Mel Robbins, as well as Gov. Terry Branstad and Debi Durham, director of the Iowa Economic Development Authority. 

    Thursday, April 21, 2016 3:04 PM
    The University of Iowa's Henry Fund economic analysts look for growth to moderate this year before accelerating later.

    Thursday, April 21, 2016 11:05 AM
    New applications for unemployment benefits sank to the lowest level in 42 years, pointing to continued improvement in the labor market, Marketwatch reported.

  • Wednesday, April 20, 2016 4:07 PM
    Capital Crossroads 2.0 is underway, with the assistance of Market Street Services, which worked on the original visioning process. 

  • Wednesday, April 20, 2016 11:50 AM
    Iowa is one of five states to get an overall grade of A from LPL Financial in its rankings of the best states to live if you are saving for retirement, MarketWatch reported.

  • Tuesday, April 19, 2016 2:56 PM
    Polk County could increase the local minimum wage, The Des Moines Register reported.

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