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  • Friday, January 20, 2017 6:00 AM

    Here's a list of local people in the January 20 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 and can access the digital version of the paper by clicking here.

    Terry Branstad, 8   
    Emma Christianson, 16   
    Don Coffin, 18   
    Debi Durham, 18   
    Michael Gronstal, 8   
    Chris Hagenow, 8   
    Rob Hogg, 8   
    Jim McCaughan, 18   
    Toby O’Berry, 16   
    Peter Orazem, 18   
    Kim Reynolds, 8   
    Kathryn Ryan, 16   
    Dave Stone, 6   
    Jack Whitver, 8   


  •  A New Era
    Friday, January 20, 2017 6:00 AM
    The issues before this year’s legislative session, which began Jan. 9, are familiar: taxes, water quality, workforce development, minimum wages and local option sales taxes, for example.

    Friday, January 20, 2017 6:00 AM
    On April 1, workers in Polk County who earn the minimum wage are set to get a $1.50 increase in their pay, under a measure approved last fall by the Polk County Board of Supervisors. 

    Friday, January 20, 2017 6:00 AM
    Chances are you’re going to hear the words “smaller and smarter” used a lot during the 87th session of the Iowa Legislature. They’ll primarily rise out of the Republican caucuses in the House and Senate.

  • A Closer Look: Dave Stone
    Friday, January 20, 2017 6:00 AM
    In December, United Way of Central Iowa hired Dave Stone, former associate director of Bravo Greater Des Moines, as the organization’s advocacy officer.

  • McLellan: Earn great reviews
    Friday, January 20, 2017 6:00 AM

    Friday, January 20, 2017 6:00 AM
    Iowa Workforce Development is seeking a change in the state’s unemployment insurance law that would require more skin in the game for long-term unemployed workers before they can draw benefits. 

  • Business Record 1-20-17
    Friday, January 20, 2017 6:00 AM

    A New Era
    GOP takes control of Statehouse with pro-business, less-government agenda.

    Focus: Legislative Issues to Watch

  • The Elbert Files: Our presidential conundrum
    Friday, January 20, 2017 6:00 AM

    Friday, January 20, 2017 6:00 AM
    At the request of President-elect Donald Trump’s transition team, Gov. Terry Branstad and his 49 cohorts across the country compiled lists of what they consider to be the five most critical infrastructure projects in their states.

    Friday, January 20, 2017 6:00 AM
    Many lawmakers, environmentalists and farmers expected lawmakers to pass a major water quality initiative last year as the state worked through decades of frustration over the issue and the controversy over Des Moines Water Works’ federal lawsuit looking for action against drainage districts regarding nitrate pollution. 

    Friday, January 20, 2017 6:00 AM
    Hubbell Realty Co. wrapped up a purchase near the end of its 160th year that points to some changes for the years ahead.

    Friday, January 20, 2017 6:00 AM
    When I sat down with Renewable Energy Group Inc. President and CEO Daniel Oh to talk about his company’s outlook for the next few years, I took a moment at the end of the interview to ask about his thoughts on the Cultivation Corridor, Iowa’s answer to the Silicon Valley. 

  • Wednesday, January 18, 2017 11:00 AM
    The stock market is continuing to rise, unemployment continues to drop and word of tax structure changes, deregulation and infrastructure spending have some anticipating a strong economic year in 2017. But it will also be a year of change as 2017 brings about a new president, a new governor and new legislative leadership, which is sure to add an air of uncertainty.

    Tuesday, January 17, 2017 2:00 PM

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

    Britton Transport expands Des Moines presence
    North Dakota-based Britton Transport, a trucking and transportation brokerage company, is expanding its Greater Des Moines footprint, said director of recruiting Mike Bash.

    Pharmacy benefits law overturned
    An Iowa law that required pharmacy benefits manager companies to provide pricing transparency to their network pharmacies and to disclose their pricing methodology to the Iowa Insurance Division was overturned by a federal appeals court. 

    Leakage report: DSM International doing well
    Des Moines International Airport is close to plugging the leakage of air passengers to other airports.



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