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INS and IADG Ripple Effect program wins award

Iowa Network Services (INS) is proud to announce that Ripple Effect is the 2012 winner of the Foundation for Rural Service (FRS) Community Development Award presented by the National Telecommunications Cooperative Association (NTCA). ...

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Iowa Fertilizer Company Project Information from IEDA

The IEDA Board recently acted to amend the tax credits awarded to Iowa Fertilizer Co. to ensure that its $1.4 billion project would locate in Iowa. There has been a lot of coverage about the incentives and the company itself. In an effort to provide as much information as possible, we compiled the following questions and answers that we thought might be helpful to you as you receive and answer questions from your constituents. ...

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We Make it Possible

Last week, the Iowa Innovation Corporation was invited to a White House briefing about innovation. This wasn’t a random ask. It was a briefing that included all the i6 Challenge grant winners since 2010, which in itself is an exclusive club. In two years, there have been only 12 grants presented to organizations that accelerate technology commercialization, new venture formation, job creation, and economic growth across the United States. Our efforts, in partnership with the technologies coming from Iowa State University, have created a model that can be replicated not only statewide but nationally, which is the primary reason we were awarded the grant. ...

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International Marketing Financial Assistance available to Iowa Companies

International Marketing Financial Assistance available to Iowa Companies...

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Iowa Economic Gardening Network

UNI is leading a new initiative beginning in the fall of 2012 to serve existing mid-sized Iowa businesses with customized technical assistance through an approach called Economic Gardening....

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