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  • BY BUSINESS RECORD STAFF
    Thursday, December 7, 2017 3:19 PM
    The vast majority of Greater Des Moines residents feel a strong affinity to the region, believe it is a good community for raising a family and believe their colleagues act with integrity, according to results of the 2017 Human Capital Survey released today.

  • BY JOE GARDYASZ
    Thursday, December 7, 2017 3:13 PM
    An upcoming deadline for Congress to address a key immigration reform issue has had a chilling effect on Greater Des Moines’ estimated 2,500 young “Dreamers” -- and the business community stands to lose a vital segment of students and workers if Congress fails to act, according to a panel discussion this morning hosted by the Greater Des Moines Partnership. 

  • PERRY BEEMAN AND KENT DARR
    Tuesday, December 5, 2017 11:35 AM
    The Des Moines City Council voted Monday to call for a March 6 ballot measure on a 1 percent local option sales tax that would net the city $37 million a year.

  • BY PERRY BEEMAN
    Monday, December 4, 2017 10:24 AM
    Creighton University’s Business Conditions Index for Iowa rose slightly in November, hitting 55.2 after an October reading of 55. Anything above 50 indicates growth. 

  • BY BUSINESS RECORD STAFF
    Monday, December 4, 2017 10:15 AM
    The Iowa Leading Indicators increased 0.4 percentage points to 108.2 in October from 107.8 in September. For the first time since December 2010, all eight components of the index contributed positively to the index.

  • Guest Opinion: Rural economic development drives Iowa’s growth
    Friday, December 1, 2017 6:00 AM

    Economic development is critical for the success of Iowa. It takes on an even greater importance when dealing with the state’s rural economy.

    To secure the continued growth and success of our state, we must focus on rural development programs that create sustainable jobs and livable communities across Iowa. 


  • So far, Hy-Vee ‘crushing’ Des Moines’ first sports bar
    BY KENT DARR
    Friday, December 1, 2017 6:00 AM
    Todd Millang, the commercial real estate broker who teamed with Hubbell Realty Co. to buy and renovate Johnny's Hall of Fame in 2006, said he is trying to find an operating model to compete with the Hy-Vee Inc. grocery store and elaborate food court in downtown Des Moines.

  • BY PERRY BEEMAN
    Thursday, November 30, 2017 3:06 PM
    A panel of key Iowa legislative leaders took turns looking to score points before a pro-business crowd today.

  • BY PERRY BEEMAN
    Thursday, November 30, 2017 3:04 PM
    A panel of key Iowa legislative leaders took turns looking to score points before a pro-business crowd today.

  • Wednesday, November 22, 2017 11:44 AM
    The Ames Economic Development Commission and Alliant Energy plan a new certified industrial park on 730 acres of land annexed into the city. 

  • Monday, November 20, 2017 11:19 AM
    The 6th Avenue Corridor program in Des Moines will receive $25,000 from the Iowa Economic Development Authority for the $74,500 restoration of a carriage house at 1714 Sixth Ave. 

  • Friday, November 17, 2017 11:39 AM
    Iowa’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate decreased to 3.0 percent for October, compared with 3.6 percent a year ago.

  • Friday, November 17, 2017 11:38 AM
    Deere & Co. seeks $2.8 million in state development incentives and $4 million in local property tax rebates to build a $23 million home for its Intelligent Solutions Group in Urbandale. 

  • ‘War for talent’
    BY PERRY BEEMAN
    Friday, November 17, 2017 6:00 AM

    David Leto is a bit surprised that more of you don’t plan to give bigger raises in 2018.

    That’s not a criticism, and those in the boardrooms will probably be glad to hear that we are looking at a whole bunch of 3 percent to 4 percent raises again.


  • BY PERRY BEEMAN
    Thursday, November 16, 2017 11:29 AM
    The U.S. Small Business Administration backed 11 private loans for Central Iowa businesses, for a combined $10.4 million.

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