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  • Friday, August 18, 2017 3:47 PM
    Beginning Jan. 1, unemployment insurance taxes for Iowa employers will decrease an average of 25 percent on 2018 wages, according to Iowa Workforce Development.

  • Friday, August 18, 2017 3:27 PM
    A multinational company will receive nearly $51,000 in tax incentives to build a soil testing laboratory in Grimes that will serve the firm’s U.S. operations.

  • Friday, August 18, 2017 11:04 AM
    Iowa’s jobless rate stayed at 3.2 percent in July, in part because of gains in manufacturing, which rose for the third straight month.

  • Thursday, August 17, 2017 11:11 AM
    The city of West Des Moines will debut an advertising campaign called “Go West Des Moines” during the NBC broadcast Sunday of the Solheim Cup. The campaign was created by West Des Moines marketing firm Bing Bang. 

    Thursday, August 17, 2017 11:10 AM
    Middle-market firms are outpacing their smaller and larger counterparts when it comes to growth in number of firms, employment and revenue, according to the Middle Market Power Index from American Express and Dun & Bradstreet. 

  • Wednesday, August 16, 2017 10:59 AM
    If Iowa leaders hope to land a $1.6 billion Toyota and Mazda factory, one thing is clear: It will cost them. 

  • Friday, August 11, 2017 11:47 AM
    Wells Fargo notified 40 employees in the home mortgage division of layoffs this summer, state records indicate.

    Friday, August 11, 2017 11:45 AM
    The U.S. Small Business Administration backed 11 private loans for a combined $4.1 million in Central Iowa during July. That was the smallest number of loans this year, but the third-highest monthly dollar amount.

    Friday, August 11, 2017 6:00 AM

    Next Level Ventures has nearly reached the midpoint of its existence.

    In a flurry of recent activity, the fund made a play in Des Moines-based financial heavyweight Dwolla, invested in Cedar Rapids’ videoconference firm Connectivity and partnered with an Ames accelerator for agricultural tech firms.

    Friday, August 11, 2017 6:00 AM
    Carole Chambers has considerable energy. It served her well in years of running hotel events for Bill Knapp, marketing malls, and later serving as a sales manager and a big-thought strategic partnership guru at our company, Business Publications Corp. 

  • Tuesday, August 08, 2017 3:17 PM
    Nearly a full decade after the start of the Great Recession, employment in the United States has returned to its demographically adjusted pre-recession level, according to a new report from the Brookings Institution.

  • Friday, August 04, 2017 3:38 PM
    The Iowa Leading Indicators Index remained unchanged at 107 in June from May. The monthly diffusion index decreased to 62.5 in June from a revised 75 in May, with five of eight components contributing positively, the Iowa Department of Revenue said in a release. 

  • Wednesday, August 02, 2017 2:58 PM

  • Tuesday, August 01, 2017 11:57 AM
    Creighton University's monthly Mid-America Business Conditions index suggested some weakening in the Midwest in June, but there were signs the economy will pick up over the next few months in nine Midwestern states, including Iowa, the Associated Press reported. 

    Thursday, July 27, 2017 2:52 PM
    Federal records show that 43 states gained gross domestic product in the first quarter, but Iowa was one of several big losers.

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