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  • BY BUSINESS RECORD STAFF
    Friday, January 19, 2018 11:16 AM
    Kirk Irwin, the Greater Des Moines Partnership’s chief administrative officer, has been selected by the Business Record as the Deloitte CFO of the Year.

  • BY CHRIS CONETZKEY
    Friday, January 19, 2018 6:00 AM
    While the stock market continues to hum, new and unpredictable variables present opportunities and potential hurdles for businesses in 2018, including federal tax reform going into effect, changes to the state’s tax environment coming, and the state’s budget challenges looming large.

  • Back in business?
    BY PERRY BEEMAN
    Friday, January 19, 2018 6:00 AM
    The Iowa Legislature is back in session, and business groups are hoping to push through tax reforms — one of the few big-ticket items they didn’t win last session.

  • Thursday, January 18, 2018 4:19 PM
    Iowa state officials are monitoring layoffs at DuPont Pioneer in Johnston after the company received millions of taxpayer dollars for its pledge to retain jobs. 

  • Thursday, January 18, 2018 4:17 PM
    Casey’s General Stores is seeking $5.7 million in state and local incentives for a $34.7 million project that includes renovations and new construction at its Ankeny headquarters, a project that is expected to create 101 jobs over three years. 

  • BY BUSINESS RECORD STAFF
    Thursday, January 18, 2018 4:02 PM
    Creighton University’s Rural Mainstreet Index for Iowa dropped to 47.3 this month from 48 in December.

  • BY KENT DARR
    Thursday, January 18, 2018 10:51 AM
    Waukee Community and Economic Development Director Dan Dutcher made a quick call Wednesday to a real estate contact at Apple Inc. after reading that the company planned a second U.S. headquarters. 

  • Wednesday, January 17, 2018 11:05 AM
    The Bondurant Chamber of Commerce will present a couple of awards at its sold-out annual dinner Friday. 

  • Tuesday, January 16, 2018 3:43 PM
    The Des Moines Area Metropolitan Planning Organization is asking for your opinion on how the agency will distribute $14 million in federal money that drew $22 million in requests.

  • Tuesday, January 16, 2018 11:06 AM
    Add U.S. Sen. Joni Ernst’s voice to those who believe that President Donald Trump is reassessing his position on the North American Free Trade Agreement.

  • Friday, January 12, 2018 2:31 PM
    Full employment is finally here, or at least not far away. That’s according to the vast majority of economists surveyed this month by The Wall Street Journal. 

  • BY CHRIS CONETZKEY
    Friday, January 12, 2018 6:00 AM

    Apparently investors think we have an aging population that’s ready to retire, buy a new RV and hit the country roads for an outdoors adventure. 

    Forest City-based Winnebago Industries Inc. topped the Iowa Index list of 22 Iowa-based publicly traded companies after a 2017 in which its stock price increased 75.67 percent. Winnebago’s stellar 2017 comes just one year after it posted a 59.05 percent increase, good for second place in last year’s analysis.


  • Public Companies: Heartland Financial
    BY KENT DARR
    Friday, January 12, 2018 6:00 AM

    The beginning and end of 2017 had a similar theme at Heartland Financial USA Inc., the Dubuque-based bank holding company that has sprawled over 12 states since its founding in 1981.

    At the start of last year, Heartland was announcing the closing of one bank acquisition and an agreement to purchase another. At the end of the year, Heartland was closing another bank purchase and CEO Lynn “Butch” Fuller was in Lubbock, Texas, setting the stage for another acquisition. 

     

  • Public Companies: Winnebago Industries
    BY PERRY BEEMAN
    Friday, January 12, 2018 6:00 AM
    2017 was the year that Winnebago Industries shifted from its familiar role as a manufacturer of RVs into a bigger player in camping trailers. And the company, enjoying one of its best financial years in recent history, plans to look for ways to expand into broader outdoor recreation plays. The longtime fixture of Forest City was incorporated in 1958.

  • Public Companies: Meredith Corporation
    BY JOE GARDYASZ
    Friday, January 12, 2018 6:00 AM

    The past year has been a landmark time for media powerhouse Meredith Corp., which recorded its strongest financial results yet in its 115-year history. To cap a momentous 2017, the Des Moines-based publishing company in 2018 will climb a few rungs higher on the ladder of largest U.S. publishing companies with its pending acquisition of Time Inc. 

     

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