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Governor Branstad, Lt. Governor Reynolds kick of Iowa Year of Manufacturing

As many of you may already know, advanced manufacturing makes up the largest single business sector of Iowa’s GDP. More than 6,100 manufacturers contribute in excess of $29 billion to our state’s economy. In recognition of this important industry, Governor Branstad and Lt. Governor Reynolds officially kicked off the Year of Manufacturing initiative last week....

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Local Biotech Pioneer Dr. Feng Zhang Confirmed to Speak at 'Partnering for Growth' Forum in Des Moines

Iowa Biotechnology Association (IowaBio) Executive Director Joe Hrdlicka announced Dr. Feng Zhang of the Broad Institute at Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology has been confirmed as a keynote speaker at the group’s upcoming “Partnering For Growth” forum in March....

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Workshop Encourages Small Scale Development Aspirations

Small scale development positively impacts neighborhoods, corridors, and communities. OnSeptember 14, entrepreneurs, neighborhood advocates, and professionals from a broad range of sectors including real estate, finance, architecture, engineering, and others interested in learning how to complete a small scale development project can participate in a 1-day workshop led by the Incremental Development Alliance. ...

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Enhance Iowa Board Applicants

The Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA) is seeking your organization’s help in recruiting applicants for the new Enhance Iowa Board. ...

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PDI Fall Conference - Registration is Still Open!

2016 PDI Fall Conference September 28-30, 2016 Best Western Starlite Village Inn & Suites, Fort Dodge, IA “Positioning Your Assets for Global Competition”...

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