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Angel Investor Tax Credit makes Iowa more attractive to Entrepreneurs

The Battelle Report, released in December of 2014, included many critical findings, among them that innovation and entrepreneurship will drive future gains. In an effort to accelerate the development of Iowa’s entrepreneurial ecosystem, the report had several recommendations, including the creation of an effective angel investor tax credit that eliminates the waiting period, increases the tax credit percentage, and makes the credits transferrable to attract broader investor interest....

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Sioux City MSA Ranked #1 for Income Growth

The Sioux City metropolitan statistical area has been identified as having the largest personal income growth in the nation, according to data from the Bureau of Economic Analysis and 24/7 Wall St. ...

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Presidential Post - Augusts 6, 2015

One of the great things about this business of economic development is the opportunity to meet and interact with newbies. For some, a job in economic and community development is the first full-time gig out of college, and for others, it could be a career-change after decades of service in another industry....

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IASourceLink Regional Lunches

IASourceLink is proud to collaborate with economic development Resource Partners from across the state. Throughout August, the IASourceLink team will host a series of regional lunches in appreciation of the collaborative efforts put forth by these organizations in helping Iowa businesses succeed....

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Nominate Your Future PDI Board Leaders

A nomination committee has been appointed, with current Vice President Wayne Pantini chairing the group. The committee will be accepting nominations through Friday, July 31, 2015. PDI is a member-driven organization with a great tradition of an active board - the terms are three years....

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