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  • Monday, November 18, 2019 11:32 AM
    Despite President Donald Trump's agriculture bailouts, Iowa farmers continue to see their financial condition erode, a cash crunch that had 44% of producers last year struggling to cover their bills, an Iowa State University report shows. 

  • BY PERRY BEEMAN
    Friday, November 15, 2019 9:32 AM
    The U.S. Small Business Administration backed nine private loans for a combined $5.7 million at Central Iowa businesses last month. 

  • Weapons in the talent war
    BY PERRY BEEMAN
    Friday, November 15, 2019 6:00 AM
    Our annual look at the prospects for hiring new workers takes a fresh turn this year with the results of a panel discussion at our Newsroom515 series. 

    We assembled four authorities on related topics Oct. 17 and asked if they had advice for all of us as 2020 approaches.

  • Wednesday, November 13, 2019 11:27 AM
    Iowa’s trade mission to Japan has generated “great optimism” among the 24-member delegation for continued opportunities to extend or expand markets for agricultural products and generate more investments that will lead to jobs for Iowans, Gov. Kim Reynolds said Tuesday.

  • Monday, November 11, 2019 11:36 AM
    Gov. Kim Reynolds and Iowa Agriculture Secretary Mike Naig left Sunday on a trade mission to Japan.

  • Monday, November 11, 2019 11:33 AM
    Author and Tulane University history professor Walter Isaacson — past chairman of CNN, former editor of Time magazine and past CEO of the Aspen Institute — will headline the Greater Des Moines Partnership’s annual dinner Jan. 15 at Community Choice Credit Union Convention Center. 

  • BY BUSINESS RECORD STAFF
    Monday, November 11, 2019 10:28 AM
    Iowa’s Business Conditions Index compiled by Creighton University rose into growth territory in October after two months of readings below growth-neutral.

  • BY BUSINESS RECORD STAFF
    Friday, November 8, 2019 10:00 AM
    Small business owners showed continued optimism for their businesses and the U.S. economy in the latest Wells Fargo/Gallup Small Business Index. Respondents also signaled which issues are most important to them in next year’s elections.

  • BY KATHY A. BOLTEN
    Thursday, November 7, 2019 2:45 PM
    James Spiller, Blackbird Investments’ design director, was put on the spot during Thursday’s Downtown Chamber event on top projects in 2020.

  • Big boost: Water trails project wins $25M federal grant
    BY PERRY BEEMAN
    Thursday, November 7, 2019 2:00 PM
    The U.S. Department of Transportation has awarded a $25 million grant to the Central Iowa water trails project, setting up major construction if backers raise the local match as expected. They’ll need to cover the balance of the $31.25 million first phase.

  • Wednesday, November 6, 2019 3:54 PM
    Des Moines will host the 2021 U.S. Youth Soccer National President’s Cup, considered the culmination of the USYS National Championship Series. 

  • BY PERRY BEEMAN
    Monday, November 4, 2019 11:17 AM
    In Iowa, there has been a lot of talk about the need for doctors and other professionals in small towns, some of which have have paid premiums to lure them. 

  • Friday, November 1, 2019 4:03 PM
    Iowa finished near the bottom in the Tax Foundation's latest State Business Tax Climate Index , an annual measure of how well states structure their tax systems. 

  • Friday, November 1, 2019 4:01 PM
    The Iowa Leading Indicators Index increased to 107.0 in September from 106.9 in August. The scale is based on a score of 100 in 1999. 

  • Friday, November 1, 2019 10:40 AM
    The Iowa Economic Development Authority will open an early round of Community Development Block Grant applications covering $1.6 million in a community facilities fund.

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