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Iowa Lakes Corridor Receives Two Awards

The Iowa Lakes Corridor Development Corporation received two awards at the MAEDC conference: first place in the small market division for the Business Recognition Luncheon (in the category of business retention and expansion), and second place in the small market division for its 2011-2012 Annual Report....

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IWD - Iowa Unemployment Drops to 5.1 Percent

Iowa’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate edged down to 5.1 percent in October from 5.2 percent in September, and was also down from 5.8 percent one year ago. Meanwhile, the U.S. unemployment rate rose slightly to 7.9 percent in October from 7.8 percent in September, but was one percentage point lower than the year ago rate of 8.9 percent. ...

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Iowa Student Internship Program: A Resource for Small to Mid-Sized Companies

The Iowa Student Internship Program provides grants to small and medium-sized companies in the advanced manufacturing, biosciences and information technology industries to help support their internship programs with a goal of transitioning the interns to full-time employment in the state upon graduation. ...

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LOIS Acquires SiteXcellerator, Increases Users

LocationOne Information System (LOIS) continues to demonstrate its position as the market leading economic development site selection database in the U.S., with the acquisition of SiteXcellerator's business....

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Skilled Iowa an Important Economic Development Tool

The Skilled Iowa Initiative seeks to help assure new and existing employers they can find the workers they need in a particular area of the state, making the program a key element for the growth of Iowa jobs. ...

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