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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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Iowa Lakes Corridor Receives Two Awards

The Iowa Lakes Corridor Development Corporation received two awards at the MAEDC conference: first place in the small market division for the Business Recognition Luncheon (in the category of business retention and expansion), and second place in the small market division for its 2011-2012 Annual Report....

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Presidential Post - December 15, 2012

Recently, The New York Times has been conducting a series on business incentives nationally called 'The United States of Subsidies'....

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IWD - Iowa Unemployment Drops to 5.1 Percent

Iowa’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate edged down to 5.1 percent in October from 5.2 percent in September, and was also down from 5.8 percent one year ago. Meanwhile, the U.S. unemployment rate rose slightly to 7.9 percent in October from 7.8 percent in September, but was one percentage point lower than the year ago rate of 8.9 percent. ...

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