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BR&E Course Offered by University of Minnesota Extension

University of Minnesota Extension is pleased to again offer a course in Business Retention and Expansion (BR&E) strategies for economic development (ED) and community development (CD) professionals and stakeholders....

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Sioux City Newsletter Receives Top Honor

Sioux City has received 1st place for the City Progress newsletter from the Mid-America Economic Development Council (MAEDC).The regional organization presented its annual Economic Development awards at the 2012 Mid-America Competitiveness Conference & Site Selector Forum, held December 2-4 in Chicago. Sioux City Economic Development Director, Marty Dougherty, attended the conference and accepted the award on behalf of the City....

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Ag Secretary Vilsack Announces Funding for Projects to Create Jobs

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has announced the selection of recipients for grants and loans to help spur economic development and create or save jobs in rural communities in seven Midwestern and Southern states. ...

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Iowa Business Council 2012 Fourth Quarter Economic Outlook Survey Results

The Iowa Business Council (IBC) released the results of the 2012 fourth quarter Economic Outlook Survey on December 3rd, 2012. The survey was completed by 22 of the corporate members of the Iowa Business Council during the second half of November....

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Startup City Spencer Receives Ripple Effect Grant

Iowa Network Services (INS), located in West Des Moines, Iowa, announced the award of a Ripple Effect community planning grant to StartUpCity Spencer, a technology startup incubator and collaborative workspace located in Spencer, Iowa....

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