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Main Street Iowa Application Workshops

Main Street Iowa will host three regional application workshops in September....

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UNI’s Advance Iowa program is growing business across the state

Thanks to funding from the Iowa legislature, the University of Northern Iowa’s Advance Iowa program, the state’s only certified Economic Gardening center, is off and running. The purpose of the program is to provide an array of services to second stage businesses (10-99 employees) fostering growth....

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Professional Developers of Iowa Fall Conference Focuses on Leadership – Personalized Results Designed for Individuals Attending Conference

Thank you in advance for your participation in the 2013 Fall Conference. In the spirit of “Building an Economic Developer” we are inviting you to participate in two online Leadership Development audits. Upon registration you will receive electronic instructions and link to the two audits....

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Branstad's Balanced Approach to Economic Development is Yielding Results

I am perplexed that a recent guest editorial would criticize Governor Branstad for so actively promoting Iowa as an attractive place to invest. Last time I checked, that’s a critical responsibility of anyone holding the job title “Governor.”...

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Midwest Partnership Selected for Regional Entrepreneurship Project

Midwest Partnership has become one of the first regions to be selected for the EDA University Center Regional Entrepreneurship Project. A grant was awarded to UNI's Business and Community Services Department to focus on developing a support system for entrepreneurship development in the region over a 5 year period. ...

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