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  • BY KATE HAYDEN
    Friday, January 15, 2021 3:29 PM
    Five years after launch, the Iowa AgriTech Accelerator is dissolving, Executive Director Nadilia Gomez announced in a statement sent to the Business Record this afternoon. 

  • Thursday, January 14, 2021 3:14 PM
    The application window for Paycheck Protection Program forgivable loans will open on Friday for lenders with $1 billion or less in assets, the U.S. Small Business Administration and Treasury Department announced Wednesday. 

  • BY BUSINESS RECORD STAFF
    Thursday, January 14, 2021 11:20 AM
    The number of Iowans filing weekly unemployment claims jumped to 57,089 last week, a nearly 12% increase from the previous week, according to data released today by Iowa Workforce Development.

  • BY MICHAEL CRUMB
    Thursday, January 14, 2021 11:20 AM
    The innovation that occurred in 2020 as the community faced challenges from the coronavirus pandemic and racial justice movements will continue into 2021 as Central Iowa begins work on a new five-year vision plan, leaders with the Greater Des Moines Partnership said.

  • BY BUSINESS RECORD STAFF
    Tuesday, January 12, 2021 10:47 AM
    The Iowa Leading Indicators Index increased to 103.8 in November 2020 from 103.5 in October, according to the Iowa Department of Revenue.

  • Monday, January 11, 2021 3:09 PM
    Iowa Workforce Development released guidance today for several federal unemployment assistance programs that were extended recently by Congress.

  • BY JOE GARDYASZ
    Friday, January 8, 2021 3:28 PM
    The U.S. Small Business Administration, in consultation with the Treasury Department, announced today that the Paycheck Protection Program will reopen the week of Jan. 11 for new borrowers and certain existing PPP borrowers. To promote access to capital, initially only “community financial institutions” will be able to make First Draw PPP Loans on Monday, and Second Draw PPP Loans on Wednesday. The PPP will open to all participating lenders “shortly thereafter,” the agency said in a news release. 

  • BY BUSINESS RECORD STAFF
    Friday, January 8, 2021 11:18 AM
    Brian Crowe, the current vice president for business attraction at ICR Iowa, was named Thursday as the new executive vice president of economic development at the Greater Des Moines Partnership. 

  • Thursday, January 7, 2021 3:20 PM
    Iowa appears to be among the states benefiting from a trend of do-it-yourself movers leaving densely populated U.S. areas amid the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new U-Haul report analyzing migration trends from 2020.

  • BY BUSINESS RECORD STAFF
    Thursday, January 7, 2021 3:17 PM

  • BY JOE GARDYASZ
    Thursday, January 7, 2021 11:41 AM
    Small business loans backed by the U.S. Small Business Administration to Central Iowa businesses topped $89 million in 162 loans in 2020, a 24% dollar increase from the $71.7 million in 146 loans backed in 2019. 

  • BY MICHAEL CRUMB
    Wednesday, January 6, 2021 10:37 AM
    With leaders of the state’s largest companies forecasting higher sales, higher employment and higher capital spending over the next six months, the Iowa Business Council released its fourth-quarter Economic Outlook for 2020 today, showing growing positive sentiment among its members.

  • BY MICHAEL CRUMB
    Tuesday, January 5, 2021 2:33 PM
    Marvin DeJear, the director of the Evelyn K. Davis Center for Working Families at Des Moines Area Community College, was named today as the new senior vice president of talent development for the Greater Des Moines Partnership.

  • BY BUSINESS RECORD STAFF
    Tuesday, January 5, 2021 10:41 AM
    Iowa’s economy continued to grow in December, although at a slower rate than the previous month, according to a monthly survey of supply chain managers released Monday.

  • Monday, January 4, 2021 3:08 PM
    The U.S. Small Business Administration will hold a live webinar on Thursday to announce details about Ascent, a new online learning platform for women-owned small businesses.

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