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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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Smarter Email Subject Lines

One of the most common frustrations many of my readers and program attendees mention are poor e-mail subject lines. The most mentioned "pet peeves" are e-mail subjects that are too vague and/or give you a false sense of timeliness (for example -- you have no idea there is something urgent burning inside of the e-mail due to the casual subject line.)...

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Randy Dean's Top 10 Time Savers/Productivity Enhancers

As a time management, productivity, and e-mail efficiency expert, I'm always looking for ways to find a few seconds here and there in things I'm already doing anyway, and e-mail is something I'm doing every day! ...

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