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Skilled Iowa to Assist Employers and Workers and Stimulate Business Growth

The Skilled Iowa Initiative is a critical step in improving the quality of the workforce in Iowa. The program is supported by Iowa businesses, economic development, workforce development and education to enhance the quality of Iowa’s workforce and connect Iowa’s employers to to the right labor pool....

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Sourcelink: Seeking profiles from nonprofit resource providers

The Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA) is sponsoring IASourceLink – a statewide network for entrepreneurial assistance, powered by Iowa’s small business resource providers....

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IEDA Training - Sustainable Stormwater Infrastructure

The Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA) is offering a series of stormwater management workshops for local government officials and related policymakers, and a webinar for the 2013 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Application Workshop....

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IEDA Operation "Thank You' Update

Over the next several months, Governor Branstad, Lt. Governor Reynolds and Debi Durham will be traveling the state with “Operation: Thank You” outreach events. The outreach will be coordinated through the regional marketing groups and local economic development groups to deliver the most effective program to our existing businesses. Companies who have completed a Synchronist call will be eligible for all of the opportunities from this outreach....

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DNR Stakeholder Involvement Opportunity - Groundwater-related contamination

The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is proposing a rulemaking effort to rewrite Chapter 133 of the DNR’s rules. The existing Chapter 133 addresses only groundwater-related contamination. The DNR is proposing to clarify the scope of Chapter 133, which will cover most forms of contamination not under the purview of another regulatory program. The proposed chapter would primarily be applicable to a party who is responsible for contamination. Attached is a draft proposal of the chapter. Also attached is a document that describes the purpose and proposed principles of rewriting Chapter 133....

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