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Iowa City MSA Third Strongest Iowa Economy

The Iowa City MSA, which includes Johnson and Washington Counties, jumped 14 spots to number 38, among 381 MSAs nationwide, in the new Economic Strength Rankings just released by POLICOM. This places our area as the third strongest metro economy in the state, behind Des Moines and the Council Bluffs-Omaha area....

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Governor, IPEP release findings of 2014 Battelle Report, a new economic development roadmap for Iowa

After 18 months of work, countless meetings with subject-matter experts and Iowa stakeholders, and pages of data, statistics and indicators, the Battelle Report was released in late December 2014. Governor Terry Branstad joined representatives from the Iowa Partnership for Economic Progress (IPEP) -- the state’s CEO-level, industry-led advisory board co-chaired by the Governor and Lt. Governor Kim Reynolds – to release the findings of the 2014 Battelle Report: Iowa’s Re-envisioned Economic Development Roadmap....

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Transportation Day 2015 Set for January 28

Advocates for increased transportation infrastructure revenue will again hold Transportation Day in 2015. On January 28, participants from across the state will gather for a morning briefing before heading to the State Capitol to talk with Legislators about addressing the need to increase income for state, county, and city transportation projects....

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Clayberg Receives CEcD Designation from IEDC

Nate Clayberg, Director of Business Retention and Expansion with the Greater Cedar Valley Alliance & Chamber recently earned the designation of Certified Economic Developer (CEcD), a national recognition that denotes a mastery of principal skills in economic development, professional attainment and a commitment to personal and professional growth. ...

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Revolving Loan Fund Workshops

The workshop will cover best practices, marketing the fund, coordinating with local lenders, the loan process, and what to look for in reviewing prospective applicants....

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