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Iowa Sets Ambitious Workforce Education Goals - Area Development
In order to satisfy workforce needs, Iowa is fostering K–12 STEM education and aiming to increase postsecondary education and training via free community college and other measures.
area-development-features  Matt  iowa  midwest  manufacturing  jobs  workforce  workforce-development  workforce-training  economic-development  site-selection  education 
march 2018 by areadevelopment
Why Des Moines and Iowa business leaders support NAFTA - Des Moines Register
Iowa exports more to our two NAFTA partners – Canada and Mexico – than to the next 23 countries combined. Iowa stands to lose a great deal if the North American Free Trade Agreement is dismantled, rather than updated and improved.
NAFTA  iowa  opinion  free-trade-agreements  government-policy  Around-the-web  this-week-412  industry-organizations  economic-development-agencies  midwest  regional-reports  agribusiness 
february 2018 by areadevelopment
Knowledge-Industry Firm Grows in a Small, Iowa Manufacturing City - Area Development
A former mill town on the Mississippi River is home to an insurer that continues to expand and is working on attracting data-driven industry with its pool of college-educated workers.
area-development-features  Matt  iowa  midwest  economic-development  site-selection  manufacturing  data  workforce  skilled-labor 
december 2017 by areadevelopment
The red state with an energy blueprint - Kim Reynolds, Governor of Iowa - TheHill
Right now, the reliability of the electric grid with renewable energy increases is under review. But I believe Iowa is a red state with a blueprint for the United States’ next steps. 
Around-the-web  green-economy  sustainable-development  iowa  wind-energy  energy  this-week-395  insider-8-31-2018 
august 2017 by areadevelopment
2017 Gold & Silver Shovel Awards: Alabama, Iowa, South Carolina and Utah Awarded Silver Shovels - States with 3 to 5 Million Population - Area Development
Area Development’s annual Gold and Silver Shovel Awards recognize states for their achievements in attracting high-value investment projects that will create a significant number of new jobs in their communities.
area-development-features  shovel-awards  Matt  alabama  south  iowa  midwest  south-carolina  utah  mountain-states  jobs  manufacturing  economic-development  site-selection 
june 2017 by areadevelopment
Facing deindustrialization, smaller regions turn to innovation, workforce development - SSTI
Larger metropolitan areas like Pittsburgh, PA, Roanoke, VA, and Greenville, SC, have received considerable acclaim for their ability to restructure their economies around new and innovative technologies. Less covered, however, are the smaller rural or rust belt regions that are seeking to leverage higher education, community partnerships, an increasingly skilled workforce, and innovative technologies to become more competitive in a 21st century economy.
innovation-hubs  rural-economic-development  Around-the-web  this-week-385-top  Metros  pittsburgh  roanoke-va  greenville-sc  missouri  rust-belt  iowa  north-carolina 
may 2017 by areadevelopment
Tech Talkin’ Govs, Part I: AR, AZ, CT, IA, ID, IN, KS, ND, SD, VT, WI - workforce, education top concerns - SSTI
SSTI again presents its latest round of Tech Talkin’ Govs, where governors’ comments about TBED issues are excerpted from their state of the state and inaugural addresses. Today’s roundup includes STEM spending and workforce development in Idaho, education in Arizona, manufacturing in Connecticut and a nod to technological change in North Dakota, inaugural addresses from new governors in Vermont and Indiana, and more reports from governors who gave their addresses on the 10th. Next week the Digest will continue with Part II of Tech Talkin’ Govs featuring news from the next round of addresses.
technology-based-economic-development  government-policy  regional-reports  arizona  arkansas  iowa  indiana  Kansas  north-dakota  south-dakota  vermont  wisconsin  Around-the-web  this-week-373 
january 2017 by areadevelopment
CF Industries Holdings Completes Production Plant In Port Neal, Iowa - Area Development
CF Industries Holdings, a global leader in the manufacturing and distribution of nitrogen products, serving both agricultural and industrial customers, reported its new ammonia and urea plants at the company’s Nitrogen Complex have been successfully commissioned and started-up in Port Neal, Iowa.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  Matt  iowa  midwest  manufacturing  agriculture  chemicals-industry 
january 2017 by areadevelopment
Renewable Energy Group Expands Its Ralston, Iowa, Biorefinery - Area Development
A leading provider of cleaner, lower carbon intensity products and services and is North America’s largest producer of biomass-based diesel, Renewable Energy Group launched a $24 million expansion of its biorefinery in Ralston, Iowa. The expansion will consist of 12 million to 30 million gallons of annual nameplate production capacity.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  Matt  iowa  midwest  renewable-energy  energy  agriculture 
november 2016 by areadevelopment
Facebook Expands Altoona, Iowa, Data Center - Area Development
Facebook will expand its data center in Altoona, Iowa. The company will add 100,000 square feet to the third building on its campus which will be utilized as a cold storage facility.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  Matt  iowa  midwest  facebook  data-centers  high-tech  tech  technology  cold-storage 
october 2016 by areadevelopment
Microsoft Among 7 Companies Receiving Iowa Tax Incentives For Plant Expansion - Area Development
Microsoft Corporation is among major companies receiving financing incentives and tax benefits from the Iowa Economic Development Authority, resulting in nearly $456 million in capital investment across Iowa.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  Matt  taxes-incentives-grants-loans  iowa  midwest  microsoft  tech  high-tech  technology  data-centers 
august 2016 by areadevelopment
Hearth & Home Technologies Expands Mount Pleasant, Iowa, Production Complex - Area Development
Hearth & Home Technologies, the world's largest hearth manufacturer and part of HNI Corporation, will expand its manufacturing operations in Mount Pleasant, Iowa.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  Matt  iowa  midwest  manufacturing  distribution-facility 
july 2016 by areadevelopment
Simply Essentials Invests In Excess Of $30 Million In Charles City, Iowa, Processing Plant - Area Development
Simply Essentials recently purchased the Cedar River Poultry chicken processing plant in Charles City, Iowa. The company plans to invest more than $30 million to reopen the manufacturing plant.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  Matt  iowa  midwest  manufacturing  food-industry  food-processing 
june 2016 by areadevelopment
State Incentives Sparks Facilities Expansion In Several Iowa Cities - Area Development
Iowa Economic Development Authority will provide direct financial assistance and tax benefits to eight companies to spark job creation and expansion projects in Cedar Falls, Davenport, Des Moines, Dubuque, Fairfield, Iowa City, Keokuk, and Sheldon, Iowa.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  Matt  iowa  midwest  taxes-incentives-grants-loans  jobs 
may 2016 by areadevelopment
Prestage Farms Plans $240 Million Pork Processing Complex In Mason City, Iowa - Area Development
A producer of quality turkey and pork. Prestage Farms is forming of a new company, Prestage Foods of Iowa, to build a $240 million state-of-the-art fresh pork processing facility in Mason City, Iowa.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  Matt  iowa  midwest  food-industry  food-processing 
april 2016 by areadevelopment
Bull Moose Industries Completes Acquisition of Manchester, Iowa, XL Specialized Trailers - Area Development
Bull Moose Industries, the North American manufacturing group, completed the purchase of Manchester, Iowa-based XL Specialized Trailers.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  Matt  iowa  midwest  manufacturing 
february 2016 by areadevelopment
Researchers test 'game changer' in manufacturing industry - KCCI Home
Iowa State University researchers are testing out a metal 3D printer that could change the entire manufacturing industry.
this-week-341  Around-the-web  Matt  manufacturing  3D-printing  iowa  midwest 
february 2016 by areadevelopment
Reinventing Des Moines - Planetizen: The Urban Planning, Design, and Development Network
Fairly or unfairly, Des Moines has a solid reputation as one of the nation's least interesting cities. But unbeknownst to the rest of us, this quiet working town might become the Midwest's answer to Austin, Texas.
Metros  urban-revitalization  iowa  des-moines  Around-the-web  this-week-341 
february 2016 by areadevelopment
Industrial Diversification Helps Midwest Meet Today’s Economic Challenges
The economy of the Midwest is being whipsawed these days, as some robustly positive trends struggle to offset some negative ones, and the tensions manifest themselves in development as well as in the economy as a whole.
economic-development  site-selection  midwest  manufacturing  regional-reports  area-development-features  Matt  automotive-industry  indiana  illinois  iowa  wisconsin  minnesota  ohio  missouri  Michigan  side-insider-1-20-16 
december 2015 by areadevelopment
Economic development has an image problem - IowaBiz
Modern economic development - which tracks its origins to the formation of local industrial recruitment organizations in response to the economic downturn of the late 1970s - has always seen its practitioners grapple with persistent public controversy and
skepticism regarding the negotiation and application of publicly-funded incentives to secure jobs projects for communities.
this-week-332  Around-the-web  Matt  economic-development  taxes-incentives  midwest  iowa 
december 2015 by areadevelopment
Manufacturers Plan Expansion In Davenport, Des Moines and Urbandale, Iowa With State Incentives - Area Development
The Iowa Economic Development Authority board awarded financial assistance and tax benefits to three companies for investing nearly $12 million in expansion projects in Davenport, Des Moines, Urbandale, Iowa.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  Matt  iowa  midwest  manufacturing  taxes-incentives-grants-loans 
november 2015 by areadevelopment
GE’s Industrial Solutions Expands West Burlington, Iowa, Manufacturing Complex - Area Development
GE’s Industrial Solutions is investing $7.4 million to expand its manufacturing facility in West Burlington, Iowa. The company plans to create 120 new jobs. According to the firm, the investment will be used to expand GE’s medium-voltage product development and production in North America.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  Matt  iowa  manufacturing  midwest  jobs  GE  general-electric 
november 2015 by areadevelopment
Kraft Heinz Plans Multi-Million Dollar Manufacturing Center In Davenport, Iowa - Area Development
The Iowa Economic Development Authority approved a High Quality Jobs Program award to Kraft Heinz Foods Company to construct a multi-million dollar state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Davenport, Iowa.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  Matt  iowa  midwest  taxes-incentives-grants-loans  food-processing  manufacturing 
november 2015 by areadevelopment
DuPont Opens Cellulosic Biofuel Facility In Nevada, Iowa - Area Development
DuPont opened its cellulosic biofuel facility in Nevada, Iowa. According to DuPont officials, this biorefinery is the world’s largest cellulosic ethanol plant, with the capacity to produce 30 million gallons per year of clean fuel.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  Matt  dupont  chemicals-industry  iowa  midwest  clean-energy  energy 
november 2015 by areadevelopment
Firms In Denison and Independence, Iowa, Plan Expansion With State Incentives - Area Development
Two Iowa firms, Geater Machining & Manufacturing Co. in Independence, and Quality Food Processors in Denison, plan major expansion projects with state Economic Development Authority incentives.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  Matt  iowa  midwest  taxes-incentives-grants-loans  food-processing 
september 2015 by areadevelopment
In Iowa, 'Made in America' businesses are thriving - CNN Money
Iowa boasts over 200 companies -- that make everything from popcorn to car parts -- that have been in the state for 100 years or more.
u.s.-manufacturing  regional-reports  iowa  Around-the-web  this-week-318 
august 2015 by areadevelopment
Renewable Energy Group Expands Its Ames, Iowa, Operations Center - Area Development
A leading North American advanced biofuels producer and developer of renewable chemicals, Renewable Energy Group formally open a second office building at their headquarters complex in Ames, Iowa.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  Matt  renewable-energy  energy  iowa  midwest  headquarters  chemicals-industry 
august 2015 by areadevelopment
Manufacturing Innovation Hub launched in Q-C - Quad-Cities Online
There are many resources and agencies across the U.S. to help manufacturing companies grow and be successful, and the Quad Cities Chamber of Commerce is helping connect those dots to benefit the regional economy.
this-week-317  Around-the-web  Matt  manufacturing  iowa  midwest  innovation-hubs  innovation-centers  economic-development 
august 2015 by areadevelopment
Iowa Firms Invest $81 Million On Capital Expansion Projects In Seven Cities - Area Development
Iowa Economic Development Authority awarded direct financial assistance and tax benefits to companies in Story City, Belle Plaine, Benton County, Urbana, Cedar Falls, Urbandale and Clarksville that plan to invest about $81 million in new capital investment.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  Matt  iowa  midwest  taxes-incentives-grants-loans  manufacturing  food-processing 
july 2015 by areadevelopment
Transportation Trumps 'No Taxes' in Many States - Stateline - The Pew Charitable Trusts
Falling bridges and crumbling roads trumped anti-tax sentiment in more than a half-dozen states during this year’s legislative sessions, prompting them to increase gasoline and other taxes to address infrastructure needs. In some states, the taxes hadn’t gone up in decades.
infrastructure  this-week-313  Around-the-web  government-policy  taxes-incentives  Georgia  Idaho  Iowa  Kentucky  Nebraska  North  Carolina  South  Dakota  Utah 
july 2015 by areadevelopment
Six Firms Throughout Iowa Plan Nearly $52 million In Capital Investment - Area Development
The Iowa Economic Development Authority awarded direct financial assistance and tax benefits to six companies for job creation and expansion projects. The grants will assist in creation of 304 jobs and result in almost $52 million in new capital investment throughout Iowa.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  Matt  iowa  midwest  jobs  taxes-incentives-grants-loans  warehouse-facility  food-processing 
june 2015 by areadevelopment
Branstad hails high-speed Internet expansion bill - The Des Moines Register
The bill defines broadband service as providing downloads of at least 25 megabits per second, and uploads of at least 3 megabits per second. State officials say about 50 to 60 percent of Iowa currently has access to high-speed Internet service, which is increasingly important to foster the growth of modern agriculture, to connect small businesses to the global marketplace, and to help rural communities and school districts.
iowa  government-policy  ICT  broadband  Around-the-web  this-week-311 
june 2015 by areadevelopment
ConAgra Considering $50 Million Expansion At It Cedar Valley, Iowa, Plant - Area Development
Pending approval of state and local incentives, ConAgra Foods plans a $50 million expansion at its Waterloo MidPort Industrial Park production plant, in Cedar Valley, Iowa.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  Matt  taxes-incentives-grants-loans  food-industry  food-processing  iowa  midwest 
may 2015 by areadevelopment
Seaboard Foods and Triumph Foods Plan Pork Processing Plant In Sioux City, Iowa - Area Development
Seaboard Foods and Triumph Foods formed a joint venture, with equal ownership, to construct a new pork processing facility in Sioux City, Iowa. The site work expected to begin this summer and construction completed by July 2017.
economic-development  site-selection  Matt  food-processing  iowa  midwest 
may 2015 by areadevelopment
Iowa Gains Manufacturing Jobs For Fourth Straight Year - Manufacturers News
Manufacturers’ News reports Iowa is now home to 5,291 manufacturers employing 269,067 workers. Industrial employment in Iowa rose 4% since February of 2011, recovering 41% of jobs lost during the recession, but lagging behind the 5.8% national average increase reported by the Labor Department for the same time period.
economic-analysis  iowa  manufacturing  Around-the-web  this-week-304 
may 2015 by areadevelopment
Iowa DOT plans record $700 million in road construction - The Des Moines Register
Iowa motorists will soon see benefits of a 10-cent-per-gallon gasoline tax increase, although extra caution will be required while driving through a maze of highway work zones. The Iowa Department of Transportation says it plans to spend a record $700 million this year for construction on state and interstate highway projects.
iowa  highways  infrastructure  road-infrastructure  taxes-incentives  government-policy  this-week-302  around-the-web 
april 2015 by areadevelopment
Winnebago Industries To Establish Production Facility In Waverly, Iowa - Area Development
Winnebago Industries will invest from $1.5 to $2 million to locate a 33,400 square foot production facility at SW Business Park on 8th St. SW in Waverly, Iowa. The company plans to employ 70 full-time associates at the new Waverly facility that will be used for wire loom assembly for the Company’s motorhomes.
area-development-news  matt  economic-development  site-selection  iowa  midwest  jobs 
march 2015 by areadevelopment
Eight Hawkeye State Companies Plan Expansion Projects Throughout Iowa With State Incentives - Area Development
The Iowa Economic Development Authority awarded financial assistance and tax incentives to eight companies throughout The Hawkeye State, which is expected to result in more than $237 million in investment and creation of 717 jobs.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  matt  iowa  midwest  incentives-taxes-grants-loans  jobs  automotive-industry 
february 2015 by areadevelopment
Rembrandt Enterprises Plans $86.5 Million Expansion At Its Winnebago, Iowa, Production Centers - Area Development
Iowa Economic Development Authority awarded tax incentives to Rembrandt Enterprises for an expansion project which will create 197 new jobs and result in a capital investment of $86.5 million in Winnebago County, Iowa.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  matt  iowa  midwest  incentives-taxes-grants-loans  food-processing  jobs 
february 2015 by areadevelopment
Life Sciences Company Cambrex Invests $45 To $50 In Expansion Of Charles City, Iowa, Operations Hub - Area Development
An innovative life sciences company that provides products, services and technologies to accelerate the development and commercialization of small molecule therapeutics, Cambrex Corporation plans its second significant expansion in less than three years of its facility in Charles City, Iowa.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  matt  iowa  midwest  life-sciences 
february 2015 by areadevelopment
Iowa Economic Development Board Awards Almost $86 Million To Fund Capital Expansion Projects - Area Development
The Iowa Economic Development Authority awarded financial assistance and tax benefits to four companies for job creation and expansion projects. The incentives will assist in the creation of 96 jobs and will result in almost $86 million in new capital investment throughout the Iowa.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  matt  iowa  midwest  incentives-taxes-grants-loans  jobs 
february 2015 by areadevelopment
Study: Iowa Tax Reform Would Boost Business - The Des Moines Register
Iowa's complex tax structure makes it a less attractive, less competitive place for investors to set up shop, do business and grow their operations, according to a financial study released Wednesday.
this-week-286  around-the-web  matt  midwest  iowa  taxes-incentives  economic-development 
december 2014 by areadevelopment
Iowa Economic Development Authority Provides Tax Incentives To Help Firms With Business Expansions - Area Development
The Iowa Economic Development Authority awarded direct financial assistance and tax benefits to four companies for job creation and expansion projects. The awards will assist in the creation of 156 jobs, and will result in over $157 million in new capital investment for the state. The board also approved innovation funding to six startups.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  matt  incentives-taxes-grants-loans  iowa  midwest  startup  biotech  life-sciences  bioscience  medical  agriculture  jobs 
november 2014 by areadevelopment
State Incentives Assist Three Iowa Firms With $39 Million In Capital Expansion Plans - Area Development
The Iowa Economic Development Authority board awarded direct financial assistance and tax benefits to three companies in the cities of Dubuque, Sioux City and Ankeny that will result in a total $39 million in capital investment and create 281 jobs.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  matt  incentives-taxes-grants-loans  iowa  midwest  food-processing  jobs 
october 2014 by areadevelopment
Iowa Economic Development Authority Awards Incentives To Seven Firms - Area Development
The Iowa Economic Development Authority board awarded direct financial assistance and tax benefits to seven companies throughout The Hawkeye State to promote job creation and expansion projects.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  matt  incentives-taxes-grants-loans  iowa  midwest 
september 2014 by areadevelopment
Six Companies Invest $30 Million In Expansion Projects Throughout Iowa - Area Development
Six companies plan a total of $30 million in new capital investment designed to create approximately 184 jobs throughout The Hawkeye State, as a result of direct financial assistance and tax benefits from the Iowa Economic Development Authority.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  matt  iowa  midwest  incentives-taxes-grants-loans  jobs 
august 2014 by areadevelopment
IP Pathways To Open Data Center-Corporate Headquarters In Urbandale, Iowa - Area Development
IP Pathways plans open its new Data Center and Corporate Headquarters in Urbandale, Iowa. The project will bring 54 new high-paying technology jobs to the Des Moines metropolitan area.
data-center-insider  economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  matt  iowa  midwest  headquarters  corporate-headquarters  data-centers  jobs 
august 2014 by areadevelopment
CNH Industrial Invests $24 Million To Expand Burlington, Iowa, Production Line - Area Development
CNH Industrial N.V. is investing $24 million to expand production in Burlington, Iowa, with the addition of the company's crawler dozer production line. The capital goods company is increasing its existing presence in the city by adding the new production line to its manufacturing plant.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  matt  iowa  midwest  manufacturing  incentives-taxes-grants-loans 
august 2014 by areadevelopment
GE Industrial Solutions Creates Manufacturing Center Of Excellence At West Burlington, Iowa, Production Facility - Area Development
GE’s Industrial Solutions is investing an additional $1.3 million into operations at its plant in West Burlington, Iowa, creating a manufacturing Center of Excellence. The addition of new product lines will create about 50 new jobs.
area-development-news  matt  site-selection  economic-development  iowa  midwest  GE  general-electric  data-centers  center-of-excellence  manufacturing 
july 2014 by areadevelopment
Netherlands-Based Zuidberg Opens U.S. Distribution Center in Cedar Falls, Iowa - Area Development
The Netherlands-based Zuidberg North America, a provider of parts and technology to the North American agricultural and tractor equipment market, plans to establish its 10,000-square-foot U.S. distribution plant at Cedar Falls, Iowa, Industrial Park.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  matt  midwest  iowa  location-usa  fdi  technology  agriculture  distribution-centers 
july 2014 by areadevelopment
Valent BioSciences Corporation Opens $146 Million Biorational Manufacturing Facility In Osage, Iowa - Area Development
Valent BioSciences Corporation, a subsidiary of Japan-based Sumitomo Chemical Company, opened its $146 million biorational manufacturing facility in Osage, Iowa. VBC is the global leader in the discovery, development, manufacturing, and commercialization of biorational products for agriculture, public health, and forestry.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  matt  manufacturing  biotech  life-sciences  iowa  midwest 
june 2014 by areadevelopment
Economic Development Authority Awards Financial Assistance-Tax Benefits To Several Iowa Firms - Area Development
The Iowa Economic Development Authority awarded direct financial assistance and tax benefits to several companies as an incentive to spark job creation and expansion projects. The latest round of awards is expected to create 257 jobs and result in over $22 million in new capital investment throughout the Hawkeye State.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  matt  iowa  midwest  incentives-taxes-grants-loans  jobs  automotive-industry  chemicals-industry  pharmaceuticals  food-processing 
march 2014 by areadevelopment
Iowa Economic Development Grants Assist Eight Firms In Development-Expansion Throughout The Hawkeye State - Area Development
The Iowa Economic Development Authority awarded grants and tax benefits to eight companies for job creation and expansion projects in Sioux City, Cedar Rapids, Davenport, Norwalk, Carter Lake, Rose Hill, Coralville and Johnston. The awards will assist in the creation of 91 jobs and result in over $90 million in new capital investment.
economic-development  site-selection  iowa  jobs  midwest  area-development-news  matt  incent 
january 2014 by areadevelopment
Alcoa Completes $300 Million Expansion At Its Davenport, Iowa, Manufacturing Campus - Area Development
Alcoa completed a $300 million expansion at its Davenport, Iowa, production facility dedicated to supplying aluminum sheet products to the automotive industry. The Davenport expansion is expected to create 150 full-time jobs in the region.
economic-development  site-selection  matt  iowa  manufacturing  area-development-news  midwest  jobs  automotive-industry 
january 2014 by areadevelopment
Holman Boiler Works Expands Its West Des Moines, Iowa, Manufacturing Center - Area Development
Holman Boiler Works, Inc., a full-service boiler solutions provider, signed a commercial property lease to expand the company's local operations center in West Des Moines, Iowa, to 10,000 square feet, increasing its footprint to all of the space at 1849 Fuller Road.
economic-development  site-selection  matt  iowa  manufacturing  area-development-news  midwest 
january 2014 by areadevelopment
Register Exclusive: Des Moines to Host Insurance Symposium - The Des Moines Register
Insurance and economic development leaders are building on Iowa’s reputation as an insurance industry hub to attract the world’s leading insurance officials to Des Moines for a two-day event next year.
economic-development  site-selection  matt  iowa  around-the-web  insurance-industry  events 
december 2013 by areadevelopment
Miracle Tools Invests $1.5 Million To Double Davenport, Iowa, Production Space - Area Development Online
Miracle Tools, a joint venture between MA Ford of Davenport and Japan-based Mitsubishi Materials, plans a $1.5 million investment to almost double production space at its industrial drill bits factory facility in Davenport, Iowa.
economic-development  site-selection  matt  iowa  manufacturing  aerospace  automotive-industry 
november 2013 by areadevelopment
Winnebago Industries Adds Manufacturing Center In Lake Mills, Iowa - Area Development Online
Winnebago Industries, Inc., a recreation vehicle manufacturer, plans to add a 100,000 square foot manufacturing facility in Lake Mills, Iowa.
economic-development  site-selection  matt  iowa  manufacturing 
november 2013 by areadevelopment
Data Dimensions Ready To Move Into Newly Designed Data Center In Clinton, Iowa - Area Development Online
Data Dimensions, an information management and business process automation firm, will soon move into its newly designed state-of-the-art data center and business process outsourcing campus at 1315 19th Avenue NW in Clinton, Iowa.
economic-development  site-selection  matt  iowa  automation 
november 2013 by areadevelopment
Facebook Says Its New Data Center Will Run Entirely on Wind - Wired.com
Facebook passed another milestone in the green data center arms race today with the announcement that its Altoona, Iowa data center will be 100 percent powered by wind power when it goes online in 2015. This will Facebook’s second data center — after its Lulea, Sweden location — to run on all renewable power.
data-centers  green-economy  sustainable-development  facility-planning  wind-energy  this-week-238  around-the-web  iowa 
november 2013 by areadevelopment
Cargill Begins Operations At Its Corn Wet Mill Ethanol Plant In Fort Dodge, Iowa - Area Development Online
A firm that provides food, agriculture, financial and industrial products and services, Cargill began operating its corn wet mill ethanol plant in Fort Dodge, Iowa. The firm purchased an idled facility from Tate & Lyle in 2011, with plans to generate more than 100 jobs in the region.
iowa  jobs  economic-development  site-selection  matt 
november 2013 by areadevelopment
Brown Traffic Products Purchases Texas Company - The Quad-City Times
Brown Traffic Products Inc., Davenport, has reached an agreement with Siemens Industry Inc., to acquire certain assets of the traffic signal and cabinet manufacturing business units operated by Siemens in Austin, Texas.
iowa  around-the-web  texas  economic-development 
october 2013 by areadevelopment
Iowa Economic Development Authority Grants Inspire 5 Manufacturers To Invest More Than $25 Million In Expansion Projects - Area Development Online
The Iowa Economic Development Authority awarded direct financial assistance and tax benefits to five companies in Marion, Marshalltown, Clive, Sioux City and Spirit Lake, to encourage job creation and expansion projects.
manufacturing  iowa  jobs  taxes-incentives  economic-development  site-selection  matt 
september 2013 by areadevelopment
C&L Companies Begins Construction On Indianola, Iowa, Warehouse - Area Development Online
C&L Companies, a company that supplies after-market engine component replacement parts for dirt bikes and ATVs, broke ground on a new facility in Indianola, Iowa. The 25,000 square foot warehouse will serve as the firm’s distribution and office space.
iowa  warehouse-facility  taxes-incentives  economic-development  site-selection  matt 
september 2013 by areadevelopment
Chinese Buyers Ink New Contracts for Soybeans - AgriPulse
Chinese agricultural leaders teamed up with U.S. exporters to ink 13 contracts for 4.83 million metric tons of soybeans worth $2.8 billion during an elaborate signing ceremony hosted on the sidelines of the U.S. Soy Global Trade Exchange.
iowa  exports  around-the-web  economic-development  matt  china 
september 2013 by areadevelopment
Fidlar Technologies Opens $4 Million Davenport, Iowa Headquarters - Area Development Online
Fidlar Technologies, seller of land record software and services for local government, opened its $4 million headquarters in north Davenport, Iowa, at Research, Commerce & Technology Park just north of Interstate 80.
iowa  software  jobs  taxes-incentives  economic-development  site-selection  matt  headquarters 
september 2013 by areadevelopment
Sioux Falls' Rapid Business Growth Gains National Attention - NPR
Sioux Falls, S.D., gains thousands of new residents each year. Leaders point to business opportunities, diversity and quality of life as reasons for its growth. This kind of boom comes with conflict, and Sioux Falls faces challenges to continuing development.
sioux-falls  iowa  quality-of-life  around-the-web  this-week-225 
august 2013 by areadevelopment
Four Companies Invest $38.6 Million To Expand Manufacturing Centers In Sioux City, Mason City and Burlington, Iowa - Area Development Online
The state Economic Development Authority awarded financial assistance and tax benefits to four companies that plan to invest a total of $38.6 million in facility expansion and job creation projects in Sioux City, Mason City and Burlington, Iowa.
manufacturing  iowa  jobs  location-usa  taxes-incentives  economic-development  site-selection  matt 
july 2013 by areadevelopment
Des Moines Register Features Iowas Innovators – The Silicon Prairie Spurs Internet Innovation - Faces of Innovation
The term ‘Silicon Prairie’ is not as widely known as Silicon Valley, but both areas are hubs for innovation. Des Moines Register reporter Marco Santana reported on this innovation.
iowa  this-week-221  silicon-valley  around-the-web  high-tech  matt  innovation  silicon-prairie 
july 2013 by areadevelopment
DuPont Opens Johnston, Iowa, Innovation Center, Plans Research Facility And Ethanol Plant - Area Development Online
DuPont opened its Johnston Innovation Center, northwest of Des Moines, Iowa, the company’s second innovation center in the United States and 12th around the world, focusing on the company’s unique integrated science capabilities across the food, agriculture and energy markets.
food-industry  iowa  innovation-centers  agriculture  economic-development  site-selection  matt  energy  innovation 
july 2013 by areadevelopment
Microsoft Plans $677.6 Million Expansion To Its West Des Moines, Iowa, Data Center - Area Development Online
Microsoft plans a $677.6 million expansion to its existing data center in West Des Moines, Iowa.The first major technology company to build a data center in Central Iowa, Microsoft has operated its West Des Moines facility since 2009.
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june 2013 by areadevelopment
Next Stage Funding for “Growing Iowa’s Own” - Innovation America
The legislation establishes a means by which equity investors can secure state tax credits worth 25% of their equity investment in an Iowa company. The bill allows one-time only transferability of the credit and removes any waiting period to apply for the credit.
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