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  • Monday, July 22, 2019 2:56 PM
    Nadilia Gomez, pictured, will join the Iowa AgriTech Accelerator as executive director beginning on Aug. 1, the accelerator announced. 

  • Closer Look: Scott Behn
    BY JOE GARDYASZ
    Friday, July 19, 2019 6:00 AM
    Scott Behn, who has worked in the telecommunications industry for nearly four decades, on June 24 began the newest chapter of his career as CEO of business services provider Aureon.

  • BY KATE HAYDEN
    Friday, July 19, 2019 6:00 AM
    Consumers who reach for decaffeinated coffee may not know how much of a carbon footprint their choice leaves behind. 
    To decaffeinate, coffee beans are transported to a specialized plant and treated either by organic chemical solvents or by a steam and water process, then shipped again to be processed and packaged. What if producers could just grow decaffeinated coffee beans instead? 

  • BY BUSINESS RECORD STAFF
    Monday, July 15, 2019 2:00 PM
    Iowa State University and the University of Iowa collectively topped $1 billion in external funding in the past fiscal year, according to data released today by the state schools. 

  • BY JOE GARDYASZ
    Friday, July 12, 2019 6:00 AM
    A visit to a grocery store or big-box retailer can already seem like a futuristic endeavor, particularly for those who remember the days when fast-fingered clerks made mechanical cash registers hum as they swiftly keyed in the prices by hand. In many cases, customers can now skip any human interaction as they scan, bag and carry out their purchases. 

    How will technology and artificial intelligence drive further changes in the retail industry and its workforce? It’s a potentially messier prospect than a wet cleanup in Aisle 3, and one that will affect about 16 million U.S. workers who clock in at traditional retail jobs. 

  • BY KATE HAYDEN
    Friday, July 12, 2019 6:00 AM
    Back in 2008, on the first night of the first 80/35 Music Festival, Des Moines Music Coalition cofounder Justin Schoen was learning about Twitter. 

    “There wasn’t near the kind of reach that there is now,” Schoen recalled. “[A friend] had told me about this new thing, Twitter, and I was like, ‘I’ll try it out and send a tweet at 80/35.’” 

    As 80/35 grew up, organizers with a range in years of experience were rapidly adjusting to advertise and promote the event on social media. It was one of the most visible changes for audiences watching the festival scene in Des Moines explode over the last few years. 

  • BY KATE HAYDEN
    Thursday, July 11, 2019 6:00 AM

  • BY KATE HAYDEN
    Friday, July 5, 2019 10:07 AM
    The first thing you should know about the story of Amazon product manager Ben Hamm is that he actually named his cat Metric. 

  • Closer Look: Jenny Foster
    BY JOE GARDYASZ
    Friday, June 28, 2019 6:00 AM
    Jenny Foster knows firsthand the challenges and rewards in finishing a degree program while working full time. Throughout her career, she has gone back to school several times to improve her credentials, most recently earning a doctorate in education leadership from Iowa State University.

  • Monday, June 24, 2019 3:37 PM
    The Future Ready Iowa Employer Innovation Fund is open for applications, Gov. Kim Reynolds announced on Friday. 

  • BY KATE HAYDEN
    Wednesday, June 19, 2019 10:32 AM
    Facebook, the company that knows nearly everything about your browsing habits, shopping preferences and IRL social network, has ushered in more questions than answers after unveiling its own cryptocurrency, Libra, Business Insider reports.

  • Thursday, June 13, 2019 11:45 AM
    Iowa Workforce Development will begin accepting applications for the new Future Ready Iowa Employer Innovation Fund grant program on June 21, Gov. Kim Reynolds announced. 

  • Monday, June 10, 2019 3:05 PM
    A University of Iowa report on behalf of Iowa City suggests the city will need fewer parking spaces and a revamped bus system as automated vehicles develop, the Cedar Rapids Gazette reported.

  • Thursday, June 6, 2019 3:36 PM
    West Des Moines-based UnityPoint Health recently announced the launch of a $100 million venture fund as part of the health system's mission to drive innovation in health care, Becker’s Healthcare reported. 

  • BY JOE GARDYASZ
    Wednesday, June 5, 2019 1:15 PM
    When robotics and electronics engineering students at Des Moines Area Community College are called on by recruiters, they’re often hearing from folks who graduated from a similar two-year program who are now pulling in six-figure salaries at Iowa manufacturing companies.  

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